Home and Garden


Cool tips for summer parties

Beat the heat this summer with some delicious and refreshing celebration tips.

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Dangerous DIY projects

One in five DIY-ers tackling home renovations ends up in the hospital each year due to accidents, according to the Home Safety Council. Don’t become a statistic.

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What to know now before buying a home

Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country.

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Eco-friendly mosquito control

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

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Tips to setting up a great home theater

(StatePoint) These days, home theaters are particularly popular rooms in many houses, and are even viewed as selling points.

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Conserve time and water while growing beautiful and productive gardens

Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying beautiful floral displays from your garden.

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Time to review estate and yard sale rules

They may be unwritten, but there are definitely rules in place for attending estate and yard sales.

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No gardening space – no problem

Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers.

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Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscapes

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it.

Yakima’s ‘Garden Girl’ to provide container garden tips

YAKIMA – Lenette Roehl, owner of Garden Girl in Yakima, will be providing gardeners with tips for container gardening on Wednesday, April 22.

Rose garden work party in Grandview set March 21

The city of Grandview will host a community work party on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the rose garden at the east entrance of town.

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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.