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Native cattails beneficial to ponds

Question: What can you tell me about cattails? Are they good or bad? I have some in my...

May 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Feeding your houseplants

No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year.

May 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Pain taken out of new hybrid rose shrubs

Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the...

May 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Circular Reasoning: A DIY labyrinth

A labyrinth garden should not be puzzling – that's a maze. A labyrinth and a maze were once the same, but the labyrinth has...

May 11, 2019 1:00 am


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Scenic wallpaper gets accessible, fashionable

Designers love scenic wallpaper for its ability to transform a room. Unlike regular wallpaper, which often has a repeating pattern,...

May 11, 2019 1:00 am


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Inviting buyers inside

Most sellers dread open houses. It's not just that they've had to spend time making their home immaculate or that they've had to find a...

May 6, 2019 1:00 am


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Ash borer menace festering

Q. It has been awhile since I heard anything about the ash trees. Is it still not OK to plant...

May 4, 2019 1:00 am


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Start now to create lush summer lawn

It was a rough winter in many parts of the country, but spring is here at last – and that means it's time to give your lawn a bit...

April 27, 2019 1:00 am


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Planting outdoors

Seedlings raised on windowsills or in greenhouses have been coddled to some degree and aren't ready to face the great outdoors. A...

April 27, 2019 1:00 am


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Appliances need care

Your major appliances work hard for you. So why not pay some attention to your washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge and...

April 27, 2019 1:00 am


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Encountering baby wild animals

With April showers and May flowers come baby animals. This spring, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to...

April 22, 2019 1:00 am


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How we treat lawn affects all

Question: How has the cool spring affected what we will do for lawn maintenance this...

April 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Spring clean your grill

There are die-hard grillers who don't see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak.

April 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Tidy up your tools

Because hand tools usually aren't used daily, they're often lower on the list of home organizing priorities. But the thing about tools...

April 13, 2019 1:00 am


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Pruning fruit trees

If there's one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it's fruit trees.

April 13, 2019 1:00 am