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Home & Garden

Cleaning can create clutter

Cleaning the house is pretty low on most people's list of ways to spend their free time. If you've finally found the motivation to get...

April 23, 2018 1:00 am


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Tools every home needs

Ah, the joys – and burdens – of becoming a homeowner.

April 16, 2018 1:00 am


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Arborist diagnosis should be trusted

Q. An arborist last year told us our large Colorado spruce tree has a disease called cytospora canker. How do I know this is the...

April 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Saving with solar panels

Solar panels are no longer just for hippies. If you're just as interested in saving money as you are in saving the planet, solar panels...

April 2, 2018 1:00 am


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Art or nonsense: Books placed backward

Looking for an easy way to organize a messy bookshelf? You might consider turning all the spines backward.

March 31, 2018 1:00 am


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Vibrant tones finding way into bedding

Colored, textured and patterned comforters and duvets are telling a dramatic bedtime story these days.

March 27, 2018 1:00 am


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Let décor reflect you

The biggest trend in décor may be that there isn't a big seasonal shift in style any more. In an era of democratic design, there's a...

March 27, 2018 1:00 am


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Houseplant comeback

Houseplants have been a mainstay of indoor decor item for generations, but their selection and use has changed over time, particularly...

March 24, 2018 1:00 am


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Spiraea an easy, colorful option for outdoor decor

Question: I am looking for some smaller flowering shrubs to plant in front of the house. Any...

March 24, 2018 1:00 am


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Tips for green thumb beginners

Hints of impending spring weather might stir a desire to grow plants even in people not usually drawn in that direction. If you are one...

March 24, 2018 1:00 am


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Tips to ease your allergies

From flowers poking through the ground to ditching heavy winter parkas, it's easy to look forward to spring. Unless, of course, you have...

March 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Brand new Bathroom

Many people spend a lot of time in the bathroom. It's a functional space where you can bathe, get ready for the day and take care of...

March 17, 2018 1:00 am


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APPS ALLOW PREVIEW BEFORE PURCHASE

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home – or plants in your garden – used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a...

March 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Plan your strategy for lawn

Question: I would like to get a head start on my lawn this year. Is it too early?

March 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Bulb swap a bright idea

When Jason Chroman relocated from San Francisco to the suburbs, he and his family moved into a bigger, newer house. It was all very...

March 5, 2018 1:00 am