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Fertilizer fast facts for a beautiful lawn

Get the facts on fertilizers and make the right choice for your lawn.

May 30, 2009 | For The Signal | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: HOA is off base on rotten roof

Mr. Lamoureux,

May 30, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Swimming pretty in the SCV

Maybe you went out of town for the Memorial Day weekend. If so, maybe you're still stalling on your pre-summer pool preparation. Maybe you're afraid to even look under the pool cover - and haven't since last fall. Well, before something crawls up out of the green, swampy depths, or the mosquito abatement folks come a-knockin, get 'er done.

May 30, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


A variable speed pool pump can reduce costs

In addition to the typical pool repairs and installations, Pools by Ben now features the installation of variable speed pool pumps. These provide a number of benefits over single speed pumps. Most importantly, they save energy. Though the variable speed pumps run continuously, they move the water slower than single speed pumps, which run intermittently. Because of the physics involved, moving the water slower, all the time, is much more energy efficient than moving it faster, part time.

May 29, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Escape Editor | Your Home


Every little drop saved counts

With little rainfall and hot and dry summer months, the valley must carefully manage finite water supplies. So throughout the year, Castaic Lake Water Agency is asking all customers to rethink water consumption and to reduce water usage by 10 percent. Here are some easy ways you can conserve:

May 23, 2009 | For The Signal | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: On the hook for permit issues?

Hi Robert,

May 23, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Are you ready for the drought?

Pssst. Hey buddy, Come close, listen up and keep this to yourself. I've found the secret to water conservation in the yard. It's simple.

May 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


The beauty of stone

Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone adds warmth and character that no other building material can deliver. Once, only the very wealthy could afford homes graced by the sophistication of stone. But with today's manufactured stone veneer products, stone's exquisite looks are within the reach of a wide range of homeowners.

May 16, 2009 | For The Signal | Your Home


Learn the best way to preserve fresh cut flowers

Fresh flowers have the power to lift our spirits. Even a tiny vase of pansies can dress up a windowsill. To get the most life out of our cut flowers, it's important to cut them at the right time and treat them with care. Here are some tips for prolonging the life of your flowers.

May 16, 2009 | By Kathie Bond-Borie For The Signal | Your Home


Spring Home & Garden Show

If you've ever found yourself days-deep and dollars-down into a home improvement project, only to discover that you overlooked something very important and you NOW have to call in an expert to bail you out - then you can appreciate those unusual souls who get help from experts BEFORE they dive in. It's sort of like reading the math chapter before you attempt the problems at the end of the chapter - a bit of a no-brainer.

May 16, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Low water pressure vexes HOA residents

Hello Mr. Lamoureux,

May 16, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Smart gardening is water-wise

Check your watch. Depending on what time you are reading this, you might have to put down your coffee and dash out your door. Don't even bother to fix your bed-hair, and no one will care if you forget your socks.

May 08, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Robert Lamoureux: Low NOx means less hot water

Hi Robert,

May 08, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Smart Gardening workshop

Today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

May 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Your Home


CLWA Conservatory Garden and Learning Center

Located on the hill above Central Park, the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Conservatory Garden and Learning Center is a community project put on by CLWA in an effort to increase water awareness in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 08, 2009 | Signal Staff | Your Home


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