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Home & Garden

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    Forming a crisp edge between the lawn and plant beds is a simple way to freshen the yard in spring. Use a sharp spade to create a 1- to 2-inch-deep vertical edge between the grass and the bed. Guide the line first with string pinned with long nails.
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  • Planting container gardens
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Building permits

Following are Allen County building permits for commercial and residential buildings and additions of $30,000 or more issued recently. The residential building cost is the builder’s estimate and does not include land. The commercial building value is the total cost.

Fort Wayne

Aboite Township

Heller & Sons Inc., 7933 Shady Lake Court, residential wood-frame building, $198,000

Hakes & Robrock Design-Build Inc., 1835 Heather Court, residential wood-frame remodeling, $95,985

Hakes & Robrock Design-Build Inc., 1835 Heather Court, residential wood-frame addition, $35,885

St. Joseph Township

Shawnee Construction & Engineering, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, commercial wood-frame addition, $3 million

Washington Township

Robert E. Crosby & Son Inc., 3674 Wells St., commercial remodeling, $250,000

Wayne Township

Michael Kinder & Sons Inc., 1710 St. Joe River Drive, commercial remodeling, $500,000

Dahm Bros. Inc., 2720 Culbertson St., commercial tear off, $114,675

Preferred Inc., 2100 W. State Blvd., commercial tear off, $89,215

Allen County

Aboite Township

Bob Buescher Homes, 12625 Liberty Mills Road, residential wood-frame addition, $249,000

Cedar Creek Township

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 5509 Deer Hollow Road, residential wood-frame building, $242,514

Nierman Brothers Pools & Spas, 15839 Wilderness Creek Court, residential swimming pool, $44,000

Eel River Township

J & K Contractors, 4414 Fairweather Drive, residential wood-frame building, $230,000

Rish Inc., 14114 Johnson Road, residential wood-frame addition, $40,000

Lafayette Township

Homeowner Mark Slater, 12012 Aboite Road, residential alteration, $40,000

Madison Township

Quality Construction by Schmucker, 18021 Monroeville Road, residential wood-frame pole building, $64,000

Maumee Township

Bremer Homes, LLC, 8926 N. Indiana 101, residential wood-frame building, $353,000

Milan Township

Smothers/Schmucker, 17004 Hamptons Parkway, residential wood-frame building, $145,000

Perry Township

Quality Crafted Homes Inc., 18607 Tonkel Road, residential wood-frame building, $370,000

Quality Crafted Homes Inc., 18431 Tonkel Road, residential wood-frame building, $335,530

Arbor Home Building Corp., 16246 Aquila Court, residential wood-frame building, $325,000

Delagrange Builders Inc., 1617 Autumn Run, residential wood-frame building, $273,000

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 11150 Parkers Bay Drive, residential wood-frame building, $264,900

J & K Contractors, 12454 Volterra Cove, residential wood-frame building, $250,000

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 16121 Ballantyne Trail, residential wood-frame building, $239,664

Fredrick, Steve Homes Inc., 15715 Bald Eagle Way, residential wood-frame addition, $189,600

Kam Construction Inc., 12815 Chaplin Court, residential wood-frame building, $170,000

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 15327 Towne Park Run, residential wood-frame building, $148,933

Hillside Pools, LLC, 5205 Cedar Springs Blvd., residential steel swimming pool, $46,800

St. Joseph Township

Windsor Inc., 7331 Foxfield Drive, residential wood-frame building, $182,100

Hawthorn Valley Enterprises Inc., 9505 Chapmans Blvd., residential wood-frame building, $102,344