Q: I am putting in 30 more wine grapevines. I was thinking of using chat, crushed rock, for mulch rather than wood chips. What do you think?
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“Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.” — Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French military and political leader
It’s great having a garage. So many things can be stored there.
Q: I have a fruit-bearing plum tree approximately 2 years old. I noticed an amber hard substance on the trunk. I think it’s borer damage. If it is, what can I do to save it and still eat the fruit?
Q: I have several cabinets that all have the same problem: The doors don’t close correctly. Some of the doors touch each other either at the top or bottom, while others stay open a crack when I close them.
Barbara Sallick knows bathrooms.
Temperatures turned cold this past week. Historically, we still have about three or four more weeks of warm weather so it probably will get warm again soon. But if you plant vegetables from seed, these cold soil temperatures should still be warm enough to germinate radish, peas, beets, possibly carrots and turnips.
If you were asked to name the key component of a room’s design, the spark that makes it all come together and ignite into one glorious setting, what would you choose? The furniture, the floor, the window coverings or maybe the fabrics? If you picked any one of these, you’re overlooking one of the most basic elements in design: color.
The furniture and decor you choose to make your place a home are personal, on many levels. West Elm, with two local retail stores, has searched out Las Vegas artists to make you feel even more at home with your interior design purchase.
Q: I am having a problem with hot water in my 2-year-old house. My bathroom and water heater are located on opposite sides of the house, and I have to wait forever to get hot water for a shower. I hate watching the cold water running down the drain while I wait. Is there anything I can do?