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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 17-24. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

What makes a pepper hot?

Hot peppers’ hotness comes from compounds called capsaicins, which have no flavor themselves. Capsaicins merely stimulate pain receptors, and the body’s response is to speed up the heart and ...
By Lee Reich

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Mullis: Dealing with moss, algae

A question I have gotten a lot in the past month is what to do about moss growing in the lawn. I will also touch on algae as well. Let's first distinguish between the two.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Homeownership dips as market attempts to turn around

Homeownership in the second quarter of 2015 dipped to a nearly 50-year low with 63.4 percent of Americans owning a home, according to recent U.S. Census data. 
By Jenna Martin

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 29-Aug. 5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 22-July 29. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Sid Mullis: Garden spider is crafter of orb web

Black and yellow garden spiders and other types of orb weavers are generally harmless but can be a nuisance when they build large webs in places inconvenient for humans.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Activators not necessary for compost piles

Look on the shelves of almost any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening equipment and you'll find "compost activators" offered.
By Lee Reich

Mullis: Redo landscape to make it less thirsty

If your landscape plants have looked wilted day after day and all those stressed plants are taking your extra time and water, maybe it's time to redo parts of your landscape.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, July 31, 2015

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 9-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Beyond air conditioning: Savvy ways to keep your home cool

As summer temperatures - and utility bills - rise, there are some ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sid Mullis: Chinch bugs can damage St. Augustine lawns

Most of us have gotten very little rain since July 3, and couple that with above average temperatures, chinch bugs have wreaked havoc on numerous lawns, including my own.
By Sid Mullis

Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

LANGLEY, Wash. - Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water ...
By Dean Fosdick

Friday, July 24, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 2-9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for June 17-18. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Sid Mullis: Time to kill mole crickets

If you have had mole cricket problems in your lawn, now is the perfect time to treat for them - a couple of weeks before and after the Fourth of July.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Simplify garden to simplify life

Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.
By Dean Fosdick

Friday, June 12, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 21-May 27. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 11-20. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Help plants grow and stay healthy by staking them

Upright plants, bathed in air, are less apt to get fungal diseases, and those bearing fruits – tomatoes, for example – are less likely to have their fruits attacked by slugs and turtles. And of ...
By Lee Reich
 
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