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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Pansies not blooming? Here's why

If you have pansies and they are healthy looking plants, but not blooming well, here are some potential reasons.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Keeping bees helps gardeners understand plants better

Want to become a better gardener? Then learn something about beekeeping. Become a matchmaker who ensures that flowering plants and honeybees enjoy a beneficial relationship.
By Dean Fosdick

Kissing bugs present little danger

Here in the Southeast, very few of the kissing bugs carry the parasite. In the U.S. we are much more likely to be struck by lightning than to ever, in our whole lives, get infected with Chagas ...
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 30-Nov. 5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 21-30. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office. 

Worn-out hardwood floor? Give it a fresh coat of paint

Worn and faded hardwood floors can drag down the look of a room. But having scuffed floors sanded down and re-stained can be expensive and messy. One alternative that's gaining popularity: ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Create art, furniture, more using wood pallets

Here's a secret about building furniture out of pallets, those simple wooden structures used to schlep goods: Not all pallet wood is cheap, rough-cut pine.
By Jennifer Forker

Designers share tips for making room seem larger

As the weather gets colder and we come indoors, it's easy to wish your indoor space had some of the open, airy feeling of the outdoors.
By Melissa Rayworth

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Sid Mullis: Tree topping is terrible practice

Topping is a terrible practice that should not be done to trees for numerous reasons.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Mullis: Be on lookout for yellow jacket nests, then be careful

Yellow jackets will be around until the first hard frost. I don't see one in the immediate forecast so it could be later this month or even in December.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Sid Mullis: Get blooms all winter by forcing bulbs

With just a little effort, many types of spring flowering bulbs can fill your household. Tulips, narcissus (daffodils), hyacinths, crocus, scillas and other bulbs can be forced into midwinter bloom.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 24-Oct. 7. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Mullis: Make a plan to control winter weeds

As always, I get a lot of questions about killing summer weeds in lawns. Many times people don’t know they are summer weeds; they are just weeds that they want to disappear.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Mullis: How to bring color to fall, winter landscape

Flowers, berries, fruit, and fall color are usually the primary sources of color; however, the leaves, stems, and trunks of plants can also add much color and interest with low maintenance.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

More families downsize as tiny house trend grows

Last year, William and Laura Baird got rid of half of their kids' toys, half of their kitchen's contents and a third of the family's clothes.
By Alicia Barney

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Sid Mullis: Homemade mulch cuts costs, helps protect plants

Pine straw is not your only option when it comes to mulch. Using fall leaves, compost, and recycled wood chips can cut down on spending while still allowing you to have the best yard in the ...
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Right at Home: New rugs bring flair to the floor

On the interior décor stage, rugs are often quiet, supporting players to high-profile furnishings. But sometimes they take the spotlight, and the furniture provides a front-row seat to the show.
By Kim Cook

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Sid Mullis: Fescue, ryegrass seed only a temporary lawn fix

As you visit the big box stores this fall you will notice big stacks of fescue and ryegrass seed. Don't be fooled into thinking you can plant these as a permanent lawn, particularly you folks that ...
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 27-Sept. 1. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Mullis: Landscape benefits from soil testing

Far too many homeowners fertilize their landscape "blindly" because they never take a soil test from their yard.
By Sid Mullis
 
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