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Water Cooler: Make your yard a bird’s summer sanctuary

UPDATED: Thu., July 22, 2021

Heat and wildfires are hard for us to live through, but they can be even rougher on our local bird populations. Low precipitation levels, intense heat and loss of habitat to fires makes the summer season harder to endure. If you would like to use your outdoor space to support birds through this tough warm season, here are a few tips for creating a bird friendly yard.
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Water Cooler: Lawn care during droughts

UPDATED: Thu., July 15, 2021

When you drive through the suburbs of Washington and North Idaho, you’ll notice a common home staple – a front lawn of grass. With the summer already marked by historic heat waves and wildfire conditions, smart lawn care will be essential throughout the season.
A&E >  Art

Upcycled Life: Custom jars and bottles

Transform used jars and bottles with custom art transfers. All you need is packing tape and an image. Experiment with magazine pages and pictures printed or copied on a laser printer (ink jet does not work).
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Take steps to control wasps at home

Extreme heat in the Spokane area is creating an early onslaught of wasps, and one local pest control company is already bracing for a busy summer as wasp issues begin to mount outside and inside homes.
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Water Cooler: Tips for pruning your herb garden

UPDATED: Thu., July 8, 2021

Herb gardens are great for beginner gardeners because they’re so low maintenance, but they do require a little bit of upkeep. Pruning herb gardens helps prevent herbs from becoming bitter due to flowering and from developing woody stems that result in an undesirable texture for eating.
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Salud! Create a cart that raises the bar

Ever since their heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, bar carts have been a staple in many homes. Carts come in so many finishes and styles that you’ll be able to find one that fits into any space. The beauty and the curse of bar carts is you don’t have a lot of space.