Q: This past year we had lots of fruit, but the problem seems to be the same every year; when do you know its ripe? We pick one fruit every couple of days when they are looking good and try it, but they are sour and hard. Then they slowly start wrinkling and falling off at some point.
Q: On my side yard, I have grass that leads to a backyard patio. I would like to install steppingstones as a walkway leading to the patio. I want to keep the grass, but I don’t want to set the stones right on top of the grass. How can I accomplish this?
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“When I speak of home, I speak of the place where — in default of a better — those I love are gathered together; and if that place were a gypsy’s tent or a barn I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.” — Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist, “Nicholas Nickleby”
Q: How well do strawberries grow in our Las Vegas climate? When is the best time to plant and fertilize them? Any other tips?
Human-caused climate change is such a massive challenge that international cooperation is vital. It is often thought big challenges need big powers to solve the problems.
Super Bowl LII is just around the corner. In addition to adult beverages, bowls of chips and dips, pizzas and a giant television with surround sound, the most important item for enjoying this must-see sports spectacle is a comfortable sofa or lounge chair.
Q: I have had much success with sugar snap peas, but lately I’ve been planting sugar snap peas and getting snow peas instead. Is it because the seed is old?
Q: I have a patio door handle that is all screwed up. The thing hardly even locks anymore. Can I repair the lock or do I have to buy a new one?
Some do-it-yourself bathroom remodelers, in the name of cost-effectiveness, will opt for an inexpensive sink-vanity-cabinet combo package from a local home improvement store. It’s a typical move that may work for a small guest bathroom or powder room, but unfortunately, it can also create some storage dead space and mess in the long haul.