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Fire mitigation yields unlimited benefits

- 0 - Mon, May 2, 2016

Colorado Springs experienced the two most destructive wildfires in state history during the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012, and the Black Forest Fire one year later.  Reportedly, between the two fires four people lost their lives, 833 homes were...

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Around the house: Lose the tennis balls, make your own tire stop for the garage
By: - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

Dear Ken: I need a way to figure out how far to pull my car into the garage. I've tried tennis balls hanging from the ceiling, but they are always in...

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Berry Spring: Growing berries in Colorado
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

As we head into another week of spring-time in the Rockies, our yards and gardens are well on their way to becoming rich with color and beauty. ...

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Xeriscaping and “just the right” amount of water
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Most plants can have a place in xeriscape, but be sure to consider the plants intended use in the landscape when making selections.  Choosing...

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Creating defensible space in your landscape
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

As if gardening in Colorado wasn’t challenging enough, living in a foothill community adds additional trials due to the possibility of deer, drought...

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Year Round Gardening: May Garden Calendar
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Average last frost date in town: May 10 to May 15

Early May

Clean and sharpen garden tools. Change the oil in your lawnmower, sharpen the blade...

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When security bites back, longtime Colorado Springs locksmiths hold the key
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Good fences make good neighbors, but good locks make good sleep - especially when you're not sure about who's next door.

"People think they...

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Year Round Gardening: Attracting butterflies to the garden
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

 “The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” ― George Carlin

 

Butterflies are a...

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Modern highlights: contemporary chandeliers hang loose with tradition
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Think "chandelier," and you might imagine a delicate, expensive, crystal thing that's too fussy for your modern needs. The truth is, though, that...

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Spring Perennial Planting
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Whether your garden is planned to the inch, or you like to keep a go-with-the-flow attitude, it’s the right time to start planting your favorite...

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3 Ways to Transform Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 22, 2016

With a bit of creative energy, you can transform your standard yard into a versatile area to relax and entertain, extending your living space...

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Around the house: Stripping wallpaper is not a task to dread
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Dear Ken: I want to redecorate, but there is wallpaper in the way. Can I texture and then paint over it? I dread the removal process. -...

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Why plant fruit trees
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Growing your own fruit and having access to a surplus of your favorite crop can bring a multitude of benefits such as eating fresh fruit, making jams...

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Planning, preparation, and adaptability are key to Colorado gardening
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Over the years I have been asked about gardening in Colorado from many of our customers, neighbors and friends.  Being a native, and in the...

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Around the house: Air from basement can help cool house
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Dear Ken: I can't afford central air, but I would like to use my basement to help cool the upstairs. How do I get this done? - Marie

Answer:...