Stories tagged: home and gardening
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Like many of you, I allow my houseplants to spend the warm summer on our deck. My collection includes a large jade plant, three equally large Christmas cacti and a …
Wed., June 19, 2019
To control mouse, vole and shrew population, remove their protective cover in the yard and gardens and put up barriers to protect trees and certain plants.
Sat., June 15, 2019
How are clinker bricks formed and where can we buy them? Are they durable and will they last a long time?
Sat., April 27, 2019
How do you feel about self-adhering house wrap and what’s involved in getting it installed correctly?
Thu., March 14, 2019
A group of gardeners has banded together to create the Inland Northwest Community Gardens group to help people create their own community or school gardens and promote community gardening.
Wed., March 13, 2019
Susan Mulvihill, garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review, will hold a workshop on raised-bed gardening on Saturday.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
For a rotting shed, restoration may be in the cards.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
Paint and supply companies Clare and Backdrop both launched in 2018 with splashy e-commerce sites, social media feeds and similar price points to their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Perhaps most notably, in …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Recent innovations make it easier than ever to live a green lifestyle without sacrificing style.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
If you are like Sheryl and really love your shed shed, we want to hear from you.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Heating bills are looming large. Check out these five tips to quickly cut your energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
Is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? Sure is.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
These trinkets are well-loved, even if – in some cases – only the memory of them remains.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full time, it can feel like the most stressful.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause health issues. The gas is generated by the decomposition of uranium, a natural element. Some types of bedrock contain more uranium …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Is there a house in your neighborhood that is particularly festive? Is there a street that does the holiday right? Do you and your family have a favorite “Christmas Vacation”-style …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
When it comes to storing jewelry, there is no shortage of organizing options. But remember all jewelry is best kept away from extreme heat and bright light, in a relatively …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Installing a pre-hung door
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Sales of flowers, seeds and potted plants have increased since 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The recent surge coincides with the fact that some millennials, defined by …
Sat., May 19, 2018
I’ve seen an alarming rise in wood-rot questions. Perhaps it’s happening with your wood windows, exterior house trim and wood door frames. It’s happening at my own home in New …
Sat., May 19, 2018
Try the towels in a variety of scenarios. Cook’s Illustrated tested how well the towels might absorb a big spill. Testers also used them to wring liquid out of defrosted …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
I knew that the best way to lighten up the rooms and make the whole house look bigger was to paint the floors white. Our contractor expressed nervous doubt. He, …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
In late November, the Spokane Community Gardens Association was created in partnership with the Spokane Associated Garden Clubs. The Associated Garden Clubs have been supporting community beautification projects for decades …