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Pruning evergreens OK most of the year

Q. We have several evergreens in our landscape that need pruning. I have been told we have junipers, yews and a row of...

November 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Gardening doesn't have to stop for winter

There's no need for gardeners to go dormant along with their landscape when cold weather arrives. Arranging plants in small dishes and...

November 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Keeping your closet organized

Most people don't start out with a messy closet. Even when a closet is carefully organized at the beginning, however, it might not take...

November 5, 2018 1:00 am


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Yard cleanup not always necessary

Dead leaves on the ground, dead stems on trees and shrubs, dead plants where flowers and vegetables once strutted their stuff –...

November 4, 2018 1:00 am


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Manual options

Product manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but the...

October 29, 2018 1:00 am


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If time's scarce, do these tasks first

Q. This time of the year, all of my put-off gardening to-do tasks catch up with me. What are the most important tasks...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am


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Winterizing your plants

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am


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'Birdscaping' advice

Food, water and shelter are the basic requirements for attracting birds to your yard. But you can boost the number and variety of...

October 20, 2018 1:00 am


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Being a neighborly neighbor

To live in a great neighborhood, and enjoy all the comforts that come with being part of a tightknit community, you have to be a good...

October 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Balance important as season turns over

Question: Any helpful tips as we head towards the end of another season?

October 6, 2018 1:00 am


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Learn linen lessons

If you've ever been fortunate enough to sleep in a four-star-hotel bed, you know there is nothing like the crisp, clean feel of fine...

October 1, 2018 1:00 am


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Composting season here

Garden cleanup, lawn mowing and falling leaves all provide materials that make autumn a good time of year for composting.

September 29, 2018 1:00 am


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American Cleaning Institute gives tips for better laundry

Brian Sansoni, a vice president at the American Cleaning Institute, participated in the Washington Post's Home Front online chat. Here...

September 29, 2018 1:00 am


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Fall planting: 3 approaches

Fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs – the best time, in fact, for most of them. Whether purchased through the mail or...

September 22, 2018 1:00 am