Home and Garden


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Quaint country windmill brought back to life

Most times, mending various pieces of yard art only requires a little paint and a few nails.

Caution advised when applying pesticides in hot summer weather

The Washington State Department of Agriculture reminds pesticide applicators and homeowners applying pesticides to take special precautions during this time of year when temperatures can reach 85 degrees or more.

Review of wages of those city workers in Grandview not represented by unions to be conducted by administrative staff

Negotiations and bargaining agreements determine wage scales for employees of the city of Grandview who are represented by a union.

Beautification awards given

GRANDVIEW – City of Grandview officials recently presented the following beautification awards for the month of August.

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.