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Home and garden news and notes

Home and garden news and notes

WHAT'S NEW: MODLET LETS YOU CONTROL POWER USE AUTOMATICALLY

November 23, 2011 5:00 pm
Is your house overweight?

Is your house overweight?

An Ohio woman has written "Is Your House Overweight? Recipes for Low-Fat Rooms." The recently released book helps readers streamline their homes and set them up in a way that simplifies day-to-day life.

November 22, 2011 1:00 pm
Is your house overweight?

Is your house overweight?

Chances are you know how it feels to put on excess pounds.

November 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Ohio woman's book puts homes on diet

Ohio woman's book puts homes on diet

HUDSON, Ohio — Chances are you know how it feels to put on excess pounds.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am
Going buggy for master gardener program

Going buggy for master gardener program

I'm losing sleep. Suspicious packages are arriving in the mail. There are bodies in my basement, and I'm constantly on the lookout for bugs.

October 29, 2011 12:00 am

Former country church now a home in labor of love

GRANGER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Maybe it was youthful optimism that drew Kris and Marty Ryan to the dilapidated house on the eastern edge of Granger Township, Ohio.

October 15, 2011 12:00 am
Home and garden news and notes

Home and garden news and notes

WHAT'S NEW: AUTOMATED FLOWERPOT DOES THE WORK FOR YOU

October 13, 2011 12:00 am
Sealing air leaks saves on utility bills

Sealing air leaks saves on utility bills

Nobody wants to spend good money to heat the outdoors. But that's what you could be doing if your house has excessive air leaks.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Fall is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs

Fall is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs

AKRON, Ohio — When fall is in the air, it's time to put spring in the ground.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Bedbugs: An A to Z primer

Bedbugs: An A to Z primer

Bedbug reports have sent people scurrying for relief.

August 27, 2011 12:00 am

Home and garden news and notes

Q&A: PLASTIC LEAVES MARKS ON FURNITURE

August 04, 2011 12:00 am

Home and garden news and notes

ON THE SHELF: BOOK GIVES PAPER CRAFTS A MODERN TWIST

July 28, 2011 12:00 am

Home and garden news and notes

ON THE SHELF: BOOK ADVOCATES ECO-SMART GARDENING

July 21, 2011 12:00 am

Terrariums make their return

Terrariums are back, but in much more stylish forms than their aquarium-type predecessors.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

Wax-in cleaners can leave streaks

Q: Is there a way to wash windows without streaks? I use glass cleaner with paper towels, washcloths or clean rags, and I wipe the windows in one direction. They look fine at first, but when the light changes or the sun shines through, they look awful.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

Gardeners get help with deer

The common advice for gardeners pestered by deer is to plant things the deer don't like. But which plants are those?

June 18, 2011 12:00 am

Designer offers summer retreats through new book

Paging through "Summer House" is a little like taking a vacation without leaving home.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am
$6,390 Numi toilet flushes away sensibilities

$6,390 Numi toilet flushes away sensibilities

I think I have toilet envy.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am
$6,390 Numi toilet flushes away sensibilities

$6,390 Numi toilet flushes away sensibilities

I think I have toilet envy.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

'Wicked Bugs' is a creepy delight

Insect phobics, here's your supporting evidence.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Book cultivates ideas for garden

London's Chelsea Flower Show is a gardener's Mecca.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am
New recipes for updating the kitchen

New recipes for updating the kitchen

What's cooking in kitchens?

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

Gardens come alive at night

Night gardens have long been considered curiosities. But for people who work during the day, a garden that comes alive as night is one they can enjoy at its best.

March 11, 2011 5:05 am

On the shelf: Decorating book heavy on ideas

For many of us, decorating can be daunting. Stephen Saint-Onge seeks to take the scariness out of the process in his new book, "No Place Like Home: Tips & Techniques for Real Family-Friendly Home Design."

March 05, 2011 12:00 am
Inspiration: ‘The Knot’ book illustrates wedding bliss

Inspiration: ‘The Knot’ book illustrates wedding bliss

Couples know theknot.com as the go-to resource for all things matrimonial.

January 24, 2011 1:07 pm

Stress can cause early acorn drop for trees

I have a couple of pin oak trees that within the last month and a half have been dropping tons and tons of acorns. They've never done this before. Why is this happening?

October 09, 2010 12:00 am

Reviving your lawn will take work

Q: I live on six acres with clay soil. I understand most lawns are not doing well this year, but this is the worst I have seen for crabgrass and other weeds. What can I do now or this fall to get rid of the crabgrass and weed problem?

September 18, 2010 12:00 am

Dahlias can last as cut flowers

Q: I have Purple Gem and White Star dahlias blooming. When I cut the flowers, they die within a day or two. I have cut them with a short stem for single and low flower displays. Is this the problem?

September 04, 2010 12:00 am

Acid degrades news clippings

Q: Is there a recipe or method to use to keep newspaper articles from turning brown and crumbly?

August 26, 2010 7:06 am

Home and garden news and notes

Q & A: CLIMBING VINE HARD TO MANAGE

August 07, 2010 12:00 am

Daylilies need clip for 2011

Q: Do I need to clip the seed pods off my daylilies so I'll get more blooms?

July 31, 2010 12:00 am

Prune phlox when it flowers

Q: When should garden phlox be pinched back?

June 19, 2010 12:00 am

Hummingbirds are easy to attract

You don't need to buy a hummingbird feeder to attract the tiny birds to your yard.

June 16, 2010 7:10 am

Household hints for 06/12/10

ON THE SHELF: GUIDE FOCUSES ON GARDEN COLOR

June 12, 2010 12:00 am

Garden guide focuses on color

One of the most challenging parts of gardening is choosing plants that will provide interest all year long.

June 12, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 06/05/10

SPRAY AVAILABLE FOR CLOTHES MOTHS

June 05, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 05/22/10

WHAT'S NEXT: TREEDAZZLE ADDS A SPLASH OF COLOR

May 22, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 05/15/10

DUAL-FLUSH DEVICE SAVES ON WATER

May 15, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 05/08/10

WHAT'S NEXT: YOU CAN READ WRITING ON WALL

May 08, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 04/24/10

PRODUCE BAGS CAN BE REUSED

April 24, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 04/03/10

WHAT'S NEXT: ARHAUS LETS YOU DESIGN YOUR TABLE

April 03, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints

FIRE CONTAINERS HAVE MANY STYLES

March 27, 2010 12:00 am

Clear the clutter

You know what spring cleaning gets you?

March 20, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 03/20/10

TULIPS IN POT NEED TO RECHARGE

March 20, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints: How to prepare siding for paint

Our house is sided with aluminum and is in dire need of painting. Is there anything special we need to look for in a painter; any questions we should ask?

March 13, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 03/06/10

HOW TO IMPROVE LOOK OF FORMICA

March 06, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 02/20/10

Sponge bracelet keeps sleeves dry

February 20, 2010 12:00 am

Household hints for 01/30/10

Arhaus candles smell like candy

January 30, 2010 12:00 am

Householdhints for 01/23/10

Plenty of options with NPR radio

January 23, 2010 12:00 am

Home and garden news and notes

WHAT'S NEW: APPLICATION PLAYS PET'S MUSIC

January 18, 2010 12:00 am
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