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(NAPSI)—A few simple steps can help you avoid a common situation that could put a damper on your indoor fun and good feelings.
(BPT) - When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep” can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed.
June was National Pollinator month, and folks got to help pollinators by planting flowers. Easy sell. Now, here is another beneficial insect that is a tad harder to find popular support for – ants. Some people are of the belief that the only good ant is a dead ant. While it’s true that there are some troublesome ants out there, there far more kinds of beneficial ants doing their part to actually help the soil and improve growing conditions for plants.
By now, most folks have heard the term “xeriscape.” Xeriscape doesn’t mean a dry, barren landscape, it refers to a landscape that requires minimal additional water, and is the best way to landscape in our dry climate.
Many readers have a patch of lawn, and that is fine. “Appropriate turf area” is espoused by xeriscape practices. If lawn helps you use and enjoy your backyard, have some. But you need to treat it right to curtail excessive water use and minimize the resources used in care.
Marana town government is joining the effort to educate citizens and health care providers about Valley Fever, the fungus-caused infection concentrated in the Desert Southwest.
A large fungus flourishes in the monsoon-moistened high soil of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. The pine cones and old log provide scale.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, A large fungus flourishes in the monsoon-moistened high soil of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. The pine cones and old log provide scale.
February is National Potato Lovers Month. And February is the perfect time to get ready to plant potatoes here in the Old Pueblo.
September 13, 2006 - Homebuilders in Marana will face more scrutiny when installing tile roofs partly due to recent allegations against Richmond American Homes and a local roofing company.