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Thursday, March 13, 2014

In modern world, even toilets are becoming paperless

First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is underway.

Keep kids' artwork creatively

It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp?
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 30-Feb. 3. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Kill summer weeds before they germinate

Normally during February or early March I remind you that it is time to apply a preemergence herbicide to your lawn to prevent summer weeds from germinating.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 10-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 3-10. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Brown foliage on boxwoods is a common problem in cold months

If any of you have any boxwoods you probably see a lot of brown to bronze color foliage on them due to the cold weather. It shows up most often on American and English boxwoods. The leaves are ...
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

The quicker you take care of winter weeds, the easier it is to kill them

Most, if not all of you have some winter weeds growing in your lawn. Winter weeds begin germinating when the weather cools down during the fall.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Property Transfers

Richmond Country property transfers for Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Wild weather feeds anxiety over trees

A number of homeowners reluctantly opt to be safe rather than sorry by removing trees - even when it might not be necessary.
By Diana Marszalek

Pots are perfect fit when growing fruit

Many fruit growers are going to pots. Con­tainers are great for tight spaces, easy to manage, convenient for harvesting and provide better soil than is found in most gardens.
By Dean Fosdick

Cold spell causes damage

Some cold damage to plants occurs at certain low temperatures, but what makes a big difference is how long it stays so cold.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

How to help houseplants get enough light

There are ways to make sure houseplants are getting enough light on the darkest days.
By Lee Reich

Disease resistant plants aid winter gardens

The best way to keep disease out of your winter annual flower beds is to start with disease resistant plants.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Heavy summer rains caused many gardening problems

The total rainfall for the year at my house was 76.1 inches, about 33 inches above normal. The official total at Bush field Airport was 55.52, but as we all know, it never rains as much out there ...
By Sid Mullis

How early is too early to plant?

Plant too soon and you'll lose your crop to lingering spring frosts. Too late and you'll gamble with winterkill before you can harvest.
By Dean Fosdick

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Remodeled home loaded with extras

You will feel at home in the tabby stucco house at 77 Bristlecone Lane that has been totally updated and is loaded with extras.
By Taylor Hanks

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Hackberry worth a second look

Hackberry is a tree that many people hardly but deserves full attention - specifically, its bark.
By Lee Reich

Sid Mullis: Winterize gardening equipment

Many of the garden tools that we use during the growing season sit idle during the winter. Take a little time and do some preventive maintenance on them.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Blanketing plants won't protect them

Many people try to protect plants from freezing by throwing a sheet over them. This may make you feel better, but in most cases you are doing very little good.
By Sid Mullis

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