Home and Garden


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Home inspection specialist says most problems encountered arise from excessive moisture

Eastern Washington homes may not be prone to dry rot, but fungal rot is a different story, according to state-licensed home inspection specialist Dan Schneider of Grandview.

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Add some sparkle to your holiday décor

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.

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Checklist for fall garden, landscape care

You can see and feel the change of seasons.

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These women celebrate summer all year round

MABTON – In a day and age when going to the store to buy salsa is the norm, Linda Cussins of Mabton and Connie Peacock of Grandview are busy making their spicy condiment, thanks to the fresh bounty of their back yard gardens.

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Sunnyside senior citizen finds solution to steep slope – simply add a wall

What started as a simple project to break up a 20 percent incline in his Upland Drive back yard has become an attractive 40-foot curved retaining wall complete with a 4-foot tall cedar privacy screen.

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Keep growing with season-extending tips for fall gardens

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables - and personal satisfaction - from your garden this season.

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Keep homes safe and secure with solid windows

(HIT) - Whether you’re making a fast trip to the store or leaving on a two-week vacation, are you confident that locking your doors is enough to keep your home safe and secure?

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Summer tips for maintaining healthy gardens and yards

PROSSER – The dog days of summer make it just too hot to go outside and care for the garden and lawn.

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Grow your own back yard paradise in a pot

Create a back yard escape with the help of container gardens.

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Sunnyside gardener takes pride in keeping his yard neat

Most people might not choose a color scheme of pink and bright orange as a landscape palette, but Sunnyside’s Dick Berk of Merrick Avenue has made the color combination work for him for years.

Volunteers needed for flower brigade

The time is approaching once again for Sunnyside’s flower brigade to maintain hanging flower baskets downtown.

Raise the roof on savings and the sale of your home

STATEPOINT – Looking to add value to your home and make it more sellable in the future?

Is it time to replace your home’s windows?

STATEPOINT–Looking for a home improvement project that is both a short- and long-term investment?

Dispelling common lawn care myths

FAMILY FEATURES – The lawn is the backdrop to the home and essential to curb appeal. While keeping a healthy lawn may seem straightforward (mow, water, fertilize, etc.), don’t be fooled by some common lawn care myths.