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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


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Making Airbnb memorable

Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like...

September 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Tips for buying appliances

It's no secret a kitchen appliance is a major purchase. So you might be surprised to learn some of these clever money-saving tips from...

September 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Browning yard has plenty of problems

Question: I came back from vacation, and noticed brown areas in my lawn. It also appears as if the moles that were at my...

September 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Planting bulbs in fall

To ensure that bulbs planted in the fall will bloom in early spring, timing is important.

September 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Repainting cabinets an inexpensive makeover

Want to give your kitchen a facelift without draining your wallet? Consider painting the cabinets.

September 8, 2018 1:00 am


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Should be fine to put garden to bed early

Q. Is it OK to put the flower and veggie garden to bed now instead of later in the season? I am tired of all the work...

September 1, 2018 1:00 am