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Robert Lamoureux: Adding a T to a gas line reduces flow


May 02, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Is it time for a synthetic lawn?

If you caught my "When plants attack!" column in Escape yesterday, you know I am not a big fan of yard work - especially in the spring, when every plant in the yard seems to be growing at warp speed. At this time of year, maintaining my yard can blow half of each weekend, not to mention the damage it does to my health, sanity and social schedule.

May 02, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home

SCV Rose Society Rose Tour April 26 features two local homes where roses are part of the family

Stephanie Correnti was busy squashing aphids with her fingers when we stopped by to view her roses. "I get them one at a time," she said, and added that she was trying to protect the environment and her dogs by avoiding the use of pesticides.

April 27, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home

Victory through guano

They say talking to your house plants is good for them. Maybe that works in your vegetable garden as well. And, why not take it even further? Maybe you could try being a garden cheerleader:

April 18, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home

Robert Lamoureaux: Clogs in pool filter lines can be trouble

Hi Robert,

April 18, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Caring for metal patio furniture

Covering metal outdoor furniture when not in use or storing indoors will help to protect it from the elements and the sun's harmful rays. A regular cleaning and waxing of the painted surfaces can extend the life of your aluminum or cast iron patio furniture.

April 11, 2009 | Jim Walker | Your Home

Robert Lamoureux: Staining concrete is serious business

Mr. Lamoureux,

April 11, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

It’s patio furniture season

Yeah, I've got patio furniture - somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 years old. I've got a glass-topped table, dirty but still usable.

April 11, 2009 | By Jim Walker The Signal | Your Home

Robert Lamoureux: The proper way to drain your water heater

Hello Robert,

April 04, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Get creative with natives

If you thought fescue grass was a native Southern California plant species, you could be forgiven. I mean, it's everywhere you turn.

April 04, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing toilets? Don't forget to turn off the water


March 28, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Taking ‘SCV Off the Grid’

Homeowners associations, or HOAs, act as the rule-setters for neighborhoods across the Santa Clarita Valley. If SCV Off The Grid has its way, HOAs will also become the trendsetters in the environmental movement by using their considerable clout and finances to help homeowners go green.

March 28, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Your Home

Robert Lamoureux: Oil base or latex? Know before painting

Mr. Lamoureux,

March 21, 2009 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Get the most from your kitchen or bathroom

Over the course of my design career, I have seen many varieties of remodel and new construction projects. However, one thing has remained constant throughout them all - they are resource intensive endeavors.

March 21, 2009 | By Molly Erin McCabe, AKBD For The Signal | Your Home

Stylish kitchen upgrade in Saugus

The dream goes something like this: I step into my dark kitchen in the early morning, snap on the light and - voila - the house-beautiful elves have visited me during the night and totally redone the room. To the sound of angels singing, I observe that the nicked-up linoleum has been replaced by beautiful tile, the crummy counters are now glistening granite, there is a stainless steel sink and matching appliances and the wood of the cabinets - well, it pulses with the very glow of life.

March 21, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home

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