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Home & Garden

  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we're faced with a dilemma. Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away?
  • Get use out of fall leaves
    Every autumn, when the leaves flutter down, we’re faced with a dilemma.Is this the year when we stop raking and blowing those leaves to the curb to be hauled away? Is this the year we start our own compost pile?
  • Old timbers, new appeal
      John Hodupp is standing next to a huge pile of 20-foot long timbers. If he were a jeweler, they would be blue diamonds. If he sold mushrooms, they would be his truffles.
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Azaleas

Wait to cut back

Pruning or cutting back spring flowering shrubs will remove all or much of this year’s flower display. Wait until after blooming to trim and thin out overgrown plants such as forsythias, azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, viburnums and bigleaf hydrangeas.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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