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Designer encourages sustainable landscaping

2014_08_20_JoePyeWeed.jpg How many monarch butterflies have you seen this summer? comments
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Hurricane-proof your home with these steps

As Virginia's hurricane season reaches its peak this month, authorities encourage homeowners to prepare by creating an emergency survival kit. comments
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Four houseplants that won't die

2014_08_04_Houseplant1.jpg Keeping a plant alive for longer than a year can feel like a real challenge. comments
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Grow a stronger, deeper lawn with organic fertilizers

While it's true that "you are what you eat," the same could be said about your lawn. comments
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Get soil tested before buying ground cover

Fans of ground cover tout it as an attractive, environmentally friendly alternative to the quest for a perfect lawn and assaults on air and water quality that come from fertilizer chemicals and gas-powered mowers. comments
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Early spring prompts early pruning

The time for early spring pruning is waning fast, so those with an unfinished to-do list will want to cut back perennials, roses, ornamental grasses and boxwoods as soon as possible. comments
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Extension offices giving water clinics

Cooperative extension offices are hosting drinking water clinics this spring and summer as part of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program. comments
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Plants can draw bees, birds, butterflies

Area nursery owners often know a lot about the birds and the bees -- and what plants attract them. comments
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Get creative with your container garden

While container gardening's name sounds just like what it is, the practice leaves plenty of room for creativity. comments
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Home tour spotlights design elements, raises funds for hospice

The kitchen in the home of Stephanie and Brice Duvall WINCHESTER - When Stephanie and Brice Duvall designed their home on Handley Avenue more than five years ago, there were two things Mrs. Duvall says she had to have in it -- a kitchen area that was open to the family room and a large island in the kitchen's center. comments

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