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Viburnums good in sunny areas

Question: I am considering adding some flowering shrubs to my landscape this year. The site in question is full sun and some areas of partia ...

March 25, 2017 1:02 AM


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Secure home while away

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of ...

March 20, 2017 1:02 AM


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Setting up the sale

Home sellers need to understand that buyers today have access to more information and are more educated and savvy than ever before. As a res ...

March 18, 2017 1:01 AM


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Easy fixes at home

How to restore the finish on bark-covered furniture: Old Hickory Furniture Co. in Shelbyville (800-232-2275; oldhickory.com) refinishes piec ...

March 18, 2017 1:01 AM


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It's still bit early to spray, fertilize

Q. There are weeds coming up on my yard and on my driveway. I know it’s early but can I take care of them now? The weather has been so ...

March 11, 2017 1:01 AM


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'Tribal style' hot in home decor

As part of the red-hot globalism trend, “tribal style” – exotic, eclectic and influenced by travel – has spread from ...

March 11, 2017 1:01 AM


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Houseplant comeback

Houseplants seem to be in vogue again, which is encouraging because they have a way of bringing the plant world into the hearts of those who ...

March 04, 2017 1:01 AM


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Efficiency key in new dishwasher

Dear Jim: I am looking for a new dishwasher. My very old one is noisy, has only two cycle settings and does not clean well. What features sh ...

March 04, 2017 1:01 AM


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How to fight carpet stains - and win

In a household with pets and children, stains – especially carpet stains – can be a year-round battle. With the upcoming mu ...

February 25, 2017 1:01 AM


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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