Yard and Garden

COMPOST

  • How to compost:?Reduce your trash bill and help the environment by?composting?food waste. It doesn't have to be complicated.

CRITTERS

DRIVEWAYS AND SIDEWALKS

FALL

GARDEN

GRILLING

  • Canning on your outdoor grill.?Learn how to do your?canning on your outdoor grill?and save on your electric bill.
  • Cleaning the grill:?Don't throw that grimy grill away! Here's how to?clean it from top to bottom!
  • Grill won't light??One possible source of the problem could be?the regulator,?which controls the flow of gas from the LP tank to the burners.
  • Salsa on the grill:?Make delicious,?homemade salsa?on your outdoor grill.
  • Shrimp tortellini:?Make this delicious?shrimp tortellini?with grilled vegetables.
  • Storing the grill:?Should you?store your grill for winter??Some use it year-round. But if you do store it, here's how to help keep it protected.
  • Tenderloin dinner:?Cook this?complete, quality tenderloin meal?-- including potatoes, corn on the cob (and toss in a salad) -- in under half an hour on your grill!

INSECTS, BEES AND WASPS

  • Avoiding insects:?Bugs driving you buggy? Try?"twilight speed gardening,"?a fast way to work in the garden and avoid bald-faced hornets and other insects.
  • Japanese beetles:?Geraniums may be the key?to eliminating these pests.
  • More on Japanese beetles:?Nematodes?are microscopic, parasitic worms that travel deep into the soil, killing Japanese beetles and other harmful grubs. Here's how to get them into the ground and put them to work.
  • Mosquitoes:?How to keep the mosquitoes away?from you -- and your yard and garden.
  • Paper wasps:?Here's?how NOT to get rid of them.
  • More on paper wasps:?Here is?how you CAN get rid of them.
  • Even more on paper wasps:?Fake nests?can confuse wasps and send them packing.
  • Spiders:?The marbled orb weaver?is the master of home improvement, repairing its home daily and rebuilding it several times a year. The colorful, intriguing spider eats wasps and other insect pests.

LAWN CARE

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

SPRING

  • Stormy weather:?Sometimes it takes the pressure of an impending event -- like a storm -- to get spring chores done quickly. I call it the?"Chicken Little" syndrome.

TREES

WINTER

YARD SALE/GARAGE SALE