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Clean away allergies

Spring and summer have a reputation for being allergy seasons, but actually two-thirds of allergy sufferers experience symptoms year-round, ...

February 18, 2017 1:01 AM


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Factors vary with furless squirrels

Question: I have seen squirrels that seem to be losing their fur. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Answer: Purdue University Animal Da ...

February 18, 2017 1:01 AM


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How to prevent salt-stained planters

Need a way to eliminate salt residue on concrete planters? The fuzzy film and stains are efflorescence, caused by water-soluble salts that t ...

February 11, 2017 1:01 AM


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Break out of cycle

Everything we know about doing laundry we learned in childhood. “Most people will cook the way their mothers cooked. We learn laundry ...

February 04, 2017 1:01 AM


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Sunrooms are worth investment

Dear Jim: We think adding a sunroom would give us more space and assist with winter heating our house. What design factors should we conside ...

February 04, 2017 1:01 AM


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First, learn do's, don'ts of pruning

Question: We have had some damage from wind and ice to a few trees on our property. What can we do to repair the damage? Answer: Unless you ...

January 28, 2017 1:02 AM


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Turn your home into a spa

There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state. ...

January 28, 2017 1:01 AM


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Cleaning resolution

For me, the new year prompts a cleaning frenzy. No sense waiting until spring – I prefer to launch into the new calendar knowing that ...

January 21, 2017 1:02 AM


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Vacation plant care

Winter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Houseplants now are most tolerant of neglect and, if we pla ...

January 21, 2017 1:01 AM


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Indoor gardening tips

Never mind that it’s cold outside, you can do some indoor gardening to pass the time.  Here are some tips: Seed testing You can t ...

January 21, 2017 1:01 AM


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Carrots grow fine in local soil

Question: I am thinking that this season I am going to grow more carrots. What’s a good type to grow in our area? Answer: Many gardene ...

January 14, 2017 1:02 AM


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Winter's hottest trend calls hygge home

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, décor ...

January 10, 2017 1:01 AM


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In-floor heating provides advantages

Dear Jim: We are adding a family room and bedroom to our house. We are considering electric radiant in-floor heating. Is it costly to operat ...

January 07, 2017 1:01 AM


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Long nights will trick poinsettias into blooming

Early winter is when poinsettias come into the limelight, showing off their colors in homes and shop windows. But a poinsettia is more than ...

January 08, 2017 1:01 AM


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Do some post-holiday decorating

The days after the holiday guests have gone home and the decorations have been put away can be clarifying. Suddenly, rooms that have been cr ...

January 02, 2017 1:00 AM