I received a violation letter and a $50 fine from my association for parking my jet ski trailer in my driveway.
Fall planting is in full swing. As you nestle tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses into the soil, don't neglect to also plant some minor bulbs - "minor" only because they aren't well known, not because they lack quality.
Many people harbor strong opinions with regard to which type of Christmas tree they want to purchase. Some cannot live without a natural, freshly cut Christmas tree, while others prefer the convenience of artificial trees. Those who insist on a natural tree might want to consider the following tips when buying what's likely their biggest decorative item of the holiday season.
My roommate says that we need to clean the lint filter on the dryer after every cycle, while I think it should be cleaned only when it's full. Can you settle the argument? - Flo in Harrisburg, Pa.
The cornucopia, that symbol of abundance and the harvest, has graced the Thanskgiving table or sideboard for generations. While the original version, in ancient Greece, was a goat's horn, the American cornucopia is typically a horn-shaped wicker basket filled with a colorful array of fall vegetables and fruit.
Our lives are more hectic than ever. In addition to working more than eight hours a day and caring for others, the average person (ages 25 to 54) spends approximately one additional hour per day on household activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey.
"Root pruning" sounds like such a brutal way to treat a plant. Yet it's a periodic necessity once any potted plant has grown as large as you want it to.
Q: I'm not thrilled with all the leaves piling up in my yard. Do you have any tips to make fall cleanup easier? Why can't I just leave them where they lie?
The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host its 19th annual Rose Show themed "Wild West Roses" on today and Sunday at William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.
The apple I handed my daughter was no ordinary Red Delicious. She was about to sink her teeth into more than a hundred years of history. Red Delicious - the kind you see at the supermarket - is one of the leading commercial apple varieties in the world. But this particular piece of fruit was something else: the original Red Delicious. And it's rare today. For its origins, let's backtrack to 1872. The place: Peru, ...
Editor's note: After five years and 267 columns for the Home section of The Signal, Robert Lamoureux is retiring his column. The Signal wishes to thank Robert Lamoureux and E.J. Thacker for their irreplaceable contributions to The Signal's Home section. This is the final column for "Your Home Improvements." Hi Robert, We had a rather large piece of concrete fall from the ceiling of our parking garage. It appears to be water related and ...
From the moment the first cave dweller marked the wall of his home with a bit of charcoal, art has been a home decor must that has stood the test of time.
It's time to walk outside and check your garden. Keep your fingers crossed that the wind hasn't damaged your favorite rose bush. More importantly check for wind damage to any of the fragile buds that might be on the way to blossoming into perfect, fragrant specimens of rose growing delight.
Kevin H. I recently joined the board of directors for my condominium association after we were billed a large special assessment resulting from crooked and/or incompetent vendors. Now, it seems that another special assessment may be necessary to repair the damage to the buildings caused by these vendors. What can our HOA do next time before selecting a vendor so that this does not happen again? What are some ways to verify that a vendor ...
We spend hours in the kitchen socializing, keeping the family organized, and, of course, cooking and eating. As the center of the home's activities, the kitchen should be as fun as it is functional. With just a few supplies and a free weekend, you can cook up a whole new look for your kitchen.
When a home smells good, it makes a favorable impression on visitors. This is exactly what home sellers want when they put their house on the market.
Key indicators point to conditions for a seller's real estate market this spring.
Spring home improvement season is on the way, and if you're like most homeowners you have a list of jobs you want to accomplish.
It's time to think spring, which means fresh home updates. Spring home improvement projects will help you update your home, add comfort and save more of your hard-earned paycheck.
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.
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