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Around the house: Homeowner faces a screwy problem
Around the house: Homeowner faces a screwy problem

By: - 0 5 hr ago

Dear Ken: I have a small screw stuck in the disposer, and I can't get it to move. Any ideas? - Dave

Answer: Most disposers come with a crank....

Tips for Selecting, Planting and Protecting Flowering Bulbs
Tips for Selecting, Planting and Protecting Flowering Bulbs

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

          Bulbs can be a great addition to any landscape. They signal the end of winter and beginning of...

How to Develop an In-home Space for Solitude
How to Develop an In-home Space for Solitude

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

One does not need to go to a resort or spend a day at the spa to experience solitude and relaxation. The home – or at least a room in the home - can...

The enigma of wine cellars
The enigma of wine cellars

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Fine wine improves with age, so we’ve always been told. Yet a large number of the wines carried at the neighborhood liquor store are intended for...

Gearing up for Garlic
Gearing up for Garlic

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

As you reap the fall bounty from your vegetable garden, don’t forget that next year’s garlic crop should be planted before October 15 for a July 2017...

Around the house: If light is seeping in past garage door, a professional adjustment is in order
Around the house: If light is seeping in past garage door, a professional adjustment is in order

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Dear Ken: How do you know if a garage door is warped? We seem to get cold air around it. - E.J.

Answer: The best indicator is daylight seeping...

Turn it up: Bring more light into a home
Turn it up: Bring more light into a home

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

A home without ample lighting can be uncomfortable. Dark rooms can exacerbate feelings of depression and make a home feel less inviting to guests....

Insight into Current Home Style & Design Trends
Insight into Current Home Style & Design Trends

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

An innovative door hardware for more than 95 years – Schlage – shares insight into the latest home and interior design styles and trends coming for...

Tales of a traveling plant, beware of energetic rhizomes
Tales of a traveling plant, beware of energetic rhizomes

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

At first I thought I was losing my mind. It kept appearing places I would never put it. I thought perhaps I had forgotten I put some in new places. But...

Plan and plant now for spring-flowering bulbs
Plan and plant now for spring-flowering bulbs

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

It's nearly that time of year when gardeners think of spring — of planting bulbs that are going to bloom then.

Bulbs are "pre-packaged"...

Weed or wildflower? It's enough to confuse, and inspire, a lazy Colorado Springs gardener
Weed or wildflower? It's enough to confuse, and inspire, a lazy Colorado Springs gardener

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

O thou weed, Who art so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet

That the sense aches at thee, would thou hadst ne'er been born! - William...

Around the House: Treated lumber the right choice for deck floor joists
Around the House: Treated lumber the right choice for deck floor joists

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 7, 2016

Dear Ken: We need to replace some rotting floor joists under my redwood deck. Someone said to use treated lumber. What do you recommend? - Ginny

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Tips on furniture arranging in your home

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

The art of furniture arranging can be daunting, but you can make it easy and fun once you get the layout just right! Check out these tips on getting...

September Gardening Calendar
September Gardening Calendar

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

September is a time of transition.  Days are noticeably shorter, nights are cooler, and the weather is usually stable. It’s a good time to...

Fall landscaping: Get a jump on next year
Fall landscaping: Get a jump on next year

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Just because summer is almost over, it doesn’t mean your yard renovation has to wait until next year. Late summer is a great time to start...