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  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 25, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Landscape Installation Workshop - 9-11 a.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232. Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Beans, Squash and More - 10-11:30 a.m., Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E....

  • Tricks, tools for organizing the kitchen

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    If you've lived with your kitchen for a while, chances are you've got drawers of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you hate. Wouldn't it be nice to have a well-organized spot that makes food preparation a breeze? Some of the latest ideas and products for whipping a kitchen into...

  • Concrete gains ground as decorative material

    By KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The Pantheon. The Panama Canal. The Hoover Dam. When you think of concrete, you might imagine great feats of engineering, or at least highway overpasses and other sturdy, stolid structures. But concrete has become a stylish medium in the home, thanks to interior designers and...

  • Year-round gardening: It's May so get those garden tools ready

    By Eileen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -by Eilleen Tully Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    May is one of the busier months in the garden. Here's a look at some activities you should start planning. Early May - Clean and sharpen garden tools. - Change oil in lawnmower and sharpen blade and replace air filter if needed. - Mugo pines might be the first pruning challenge of...

  • Around the house: Now might be time to replace old water heater

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Dear readers: I wrote about new water heater regulations several weeks ago that will require manufacturers to install more efficient insulation around the tank to save energy. The retail cost will increase between $200 and $300, according to my friends in the plumbing industry. So if...

  • Colorado forest service gives 5,000 trees to Black Forest homeowners

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Colorado State Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation have donated 10,000 trees to residents of Black Forest in El Paso County and the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County. Five thousand trees will go to each community. In Black Forest, the trees will be given to homeowners...

  • Year-round gardening: For healthy plants, you'll need healthy soil

    By Barbara Bates Colorado Master Gardener -by Barbara bates Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    How can you tell soil from dirt? Soil is alive, dirt is not. Healthy soil contains millions of organisms that process the mineral components of soil, making them available to plants as nutrients. As with other living organisms, these need air, water and nutrients to survive. As a...

  • Around the house: Stale water, stinky fridge can result in yucky ice cubes

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Dear Ken: My ice maker is producing cubes that taste funny. What might be happening? - Nancy Answer: There are usually two causes for yucky ice cubes. If you don't use an ice maker much, odors in either the refrigerator or freezer can contaminate the supply. Deodorize the...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting April 18, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    HOME AND GARDEN CALENDAR Saturday Fruit Trees and Berry Bushes - 9-10 a.m., Harding Nursery, 721 N. Powers Blvd., free; 596-5712, hardingnursery.com. Drip Irrigation DIY - 9-10:30 a.m., Conservation and Environmental Center, 2885 Mesa Road, free. Registration: 668-8232....

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