Saturday, November 17, 2018

Home and Garden

Design Recipes: 10 ways to make your rental property more appealing

Design Recipes: 10 ways to make your rental property more appealing

These days, it’s easier than ever to rent out your home. But with the increased popularity also comes increased competition. How can you help your rental property stand out from the crowd? Those looking to cash in should keep some of these top Design...
Updated a year ago
Timely Tendings: Prevent yellowing citrus leaves with minor elements

Timely Tendings: Prevent yellowing citrus leaves with minor elements

Apply minor elements to citrus trees to prevent yellowing of leavesCitrus leaves that are yellowing around the edge and distorted may be lacking a minor element. Apply minor elements to your citrus trees either as a foliage spray or as a drench to th...
Updated a year ago
Kay Bell: 9 ways to save for a down payment

Kay Bell: 9 ways to save for a down payment

You’ve found the perfect house. Interest rates are still low. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream home: a down payment.Don’t abandon your homeownership dreams just yet. Here are nine ways to come up with the cash for your new h...
Updated a year ago
Timely Tendings: Tidy up your root crops, add vegetables and herbs to the garden

Timely Tendings: Tidy up your root crops, add vegetables and herbs to the garden

Tidy up your root crops, add some vegetables and herbs to the gardenThin root crops such as beets, carrots, turnips, and radishes when they are overcrowded by removing the smallest plants to give the remaining plants room to mature. Radishes and carr...
Updated a year ago
Diggin’ Florida Dirt: A couple starts anew with native plants at their Davis Islands home

Diggin’ Florida Dirt: A couple starts anew with native plants at their Davis Islands home

Back in Falls Church, Va., Debbie and John Zahrt bought just under 2 acres of neglected property and spent more than a decade liberating its towering hickory, black cherry and oak trees from a choking overgrowth of wisteria, ivy and bamboo.They plant...
Updated a year ago
A space solution may be in a chic shed

A space solution may be in a chic shed

About six years ago, Chelsea Hadley left her job as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and started running a small arts foundation from her house.In theory, the idea was a no-brainer — she had two school-age children; her husband, ...
Updated a year ago
Timely Tendings: Harvest season begins for avocados and bananas

Timely Tendings: Harvest season begins for avocados and bananas

Harvest season begins for avocados, bananasSeveral varieties of avocado mature during the fall and winter months. Booth, Monroe, Hall, Lula, Taylor and Choquette avocados are harvested from October through February.Avocado fruits do not ripen on the ...
Updated a year ago
Neighborhood Profile: Euclid Heights in St. Petersburg

Neighborhood Profile: Euclid Heights in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURGMark and Elaine Beach had been married for about a year in 2012 when they went looking for a house to buy.The couple — Mark, 45, from Gulfport and Elaine, 49, from Houston — met while working for a property management company. They were...
Updated a year ago
Diggin’ Florida Dirt: 5 favorite Florida natives to plant this fall

Diggin’ Florida Dirt: 5 favorite Florida natives to plant this fall

Raise your dulled and sweat-stained bushwhacking tools if you’ve had it with summer!I yearn to come home to a landscape that hasn’t wilted in the afternoon sun, to garden after 9 a.m. and to spend that time doing something besides wrestling weeds and...
Updated a year ago
Timely Tendings: Watch for mosquitoes after heavy rainfall.

Timely Tendings: Watch for mosquitoes after heavy rainfall.

Watch out for mosquitoes after heavy rainfallWith hurricanes and heavy rains come puddles and places where water sits and mosquitoes may breed. Always be sure to walk around your home or other property every few days and empty all containers holding ...
Updated a year ago