Home & Garden

Tim Daly

Fall and winter are the best times of the year to install new plant material. Though the weather is cold, the roots continue to grow.

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Why should you get your furnace tuned-up?

The perfect weather is finally here after a long and hot summer. As we switch off the air-conditioner and enjoy the cooler temperatures, a furnace tune-up is the last thing on our minds. 

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The sun affects us in so many ways. It lights up a space in your home and at the same time it can wreak havoc on your beloved possessions such as rugs, artwork, and furniture.  

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This month we are devoting our column to your window covering safety. We are sharing the article from the Window Covering Safety Council website:

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. 

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Throughout the county, I have observed pine trees that are turning brown and dying. Additionally, the Extension office has received numerous phone calls from residents concerned about pine trees on their property.

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