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Arboretum offers chance to tour area’s ‘finest gardens’

The Arboretum is offering valley gardeners two chances to peep over the garden wall as part of its 2016 Garden Tour.

Raised beds offer garden options

Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Photographic hunt planned

A day of photographing nature is the theme of a Saturday workshop being offered for children and adults at the Yakima Area Arboretum.

Register to take a garden tour

Residents are being encouraged to “peek over the fences” June 18-19 during the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2016 Garden Tour.

Time to clean up the city

The city’s annual spring cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Saving trash for treasures

Simple recycling projects

How to make something from nothing can be an art in itself.

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Create a garden anywhere with straw bales

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening.

Five ways to increase fire safety in the home

An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness.

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Creative ways to recycle leaves

Leaves cascading down from trees indicate the arrival of autumn. However, colorful and awe-inspiring autumn leaves can be a hazard if left to lie on the ground too long.

Move to mulching

When working in the yard, you may be tempted to simply bag your yard clippings and set them out to the curb for pick-up.

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Four simple ways to winterize your home

As winter approaches, homeowners know they must do certain things to ready their homes for the coming months.

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Four common kitchen cleaning conundrums, solved

The kitchen is the perfect place for family time, entertaining and socializing.

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Fall is a great time to aerate the lawn

Fall is a great time to aerate the lawn.

Fall clean-up project tips

Fall is the ideal season to tick items off your home exterior to-do list.