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How we treat lawn affects all

Question: How has the cool spring affected what we will do for lawn maintenance this...

April 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Spring clean your grill

There are die-hard grillers who don't see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak.

April 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Tidy up your tools

Because hand tools usually aren't used daily, they're often lower on the list of home organizing priorities. But the thing about tools...

April 13, 2019 1:00 am


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Pruning fruit trees

If there's one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it's fruit trees.

April 13, 2019 1:00 am


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Herbs for bees

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body, perfume the...

April 13, 2019 1:00 am


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Don't stress children's mess

Lydia Fenet does it all. She works full-time at Christie's auction house, just wrote her first book and has three kids under the age of...

April 8, 2019 1:00 am


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Rethink using risky pesticides this year

Q. I have seen lawsuits advertised on TV and information on the internet about Roundup and other pesticides –...

April 6, 2019 1:00 am


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Pondering pergolas

Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they're getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard...

April 6, 2019 1:00 am


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Soil still too wet to start planting

Question: I am ready to begin planting my garden. Is it too early?

March 23, 2019 1:00 am


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Shrubs ready for renewal

Deciduous shrubs – those that lose their leaves each winter – are always sending up new stems at or near ground level. This...

March 23, 2019 1:00 am


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Homebodies reshaping living quarters

What makes a house or an apartment a home?

March 19, 2019 1:00 am


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The dish on what to hand-wash

There are people who enjoy washing dishes. I've heard of them. I even know a few. I, however, am not one of them.

March 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Avoid cleaning errors

Another year, another article telling you how to spring-clean your home. Not so!

March 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Time to replace

As winter grinds to a close, our focus will soon move from indoors to outdoors. So now is a good time to take a critical eye to some of...

March 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Front porch making return

Back in the days before TV and air conditioning lured people indoors, Americans often hung out on front porches, enjoying the fresh air...

March 16, 2019 1:00 am