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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Plans to pay off a mortgage early each have drawbacks

Some schemes for paying off a mortgage early, such as biweeklies and bimonthlies, are offered by lenders while others are entirely within the control of the borrower.
By Jack Guttentag

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thatch can smother lawn if not removed

Thatch - a layer of living and dead roots, crowns and lower shoots that develop in lawns - can be a problem.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Home designed for relaxed living

Come by and tour this five-bedroom and 5½-bath house from 2 to 5 p.m. on any Saturday or Sunday, or contact Howle for more information at (706) 373-1862.
By Taylor Hanks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mullis: Spittlebugs can damage lawns

An insect many of us who have centipede and St. Augustine lawns have to deal with every summer is the spittlebug. These are the black bugs with the orange stripes.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, June 20, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 8-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rainfall brings millipede invasion

You might be having a millipede problem inside and around your house the past few weeks because of the above average rainfall.
By Sid Mullis

Park to hold volunteer event

Volunteers will gather at Pendleton King Park's Lake Elizabeth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to finish developing a wetland.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mullis: Check for chinch bugs at first sign of lawn damage

It's time for my annual warning about chinch bugs for those of you who have St. Augustine lawns.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Don't be afraid to go bold at home, designers say

It might be practical, of course, to decorate your home with neutral colors and muted earth tones. No need to worry about colors clashing. But what if you’re a fan of vivid orange, lime green ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Friday, June 6, 2014

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 29-May 6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

No perfect weapon against squash vine borer

This insect bores into squash stems, causing them to wilt during the day. Pretty soon, they eat so much of the stem that the squash dies.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, May 30, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 23-29. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk’s office.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Daylily Show and Sale set for June 7

There will be plenty of beautiful day lilies to see on June 7 during the 2014 Daylily Show and Sale. Come out to see the flowers, a photography exhibit, plant sale, and presentations such as ...
By Sandy Hodson

Mysterious holes around the yard? Find out who's digging them up

Lately I have been asked a lot about various holes that have shown up in people's yards, so today I will address possible critters that could be responsible.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Here are some problems gardeners can encounter this spring, summer

A lot of people tell me they cut out my articles and save them. This is one that you can do that with if you grow a vegetable garden, for the following are some common problems you might encounter ...
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 14-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Volunteers needed to clear land at park

Volunteers are needed to help make way for a wetlands area at Pendleton King Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mowing can affect turfgrass quality

Mowing the lawn is the most frequent turfgrass management practice and probably one that the average person does not think about much. But mowing can affect turfgrass quality as much as any other ...
By Sid Mullis

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Act now to tame whitefly, aphid populations

Augusta's population of whiteflies and aphids is increasing, but plant experts said the pesky insects can be stopped.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Plants love eating organic

To get the most out of any organic fertilizer, keep in mind how plants feed and how these fertilizers act in the soil.
By Lee Reich

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Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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