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Posted Apr 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

TIP OF THE WEEKYou only get one chance to make a first impression and that first statement for your home begins with your front door. Fortunately, there are a few simple projects to help welcome your family and friends into your home with style.Start fresh with a new door: Sometimes the simplest answer is to begin with a clean slate and replace your front door. From single doors to double-door options, those accented with decorative glass or transoms and sidelights,...

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

I threw out my back last week bending down to smell the roses. Actually, they were rhododendrons.I was in the process of walking the property lines to see what was blooming. The daffodils were reflecting the sunlight in saffron...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 8:08 AM

What plant is more associated with spring than azaleas, the South’s favorite shrub?Azaleas, a member of the rhododendron family, come in two general categories — evergreen and deciduous. Most of the azaleas grown in...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 7:33 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: We just backed out of our first real estate investment deal. We took some bad advice, but luckily, discovered an undisclosed issue through a whistleblower. It made us ask...

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Why are you more likely this year to see plants growing in containers? Quite simply, it is because more homeowners have discovered the utility, versatility and practicality of using container gardening to enrich their lives.

Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 7:49 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKDo your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don’t have the time or budget for a full remodel, there are still many simple updates you can do to refresh these spaces and invigorate each with impressive...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 8:09 AM

Q: Is it possible to propagate a new tea olive shrub from new-growth cuttings?A: Yes, tea olives may be propagated from new growth. Mix equal portions of potting soil, sand and peat (or Perlite) in a small container. Start...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 7:18 AM

Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily and quickly for use in any room of your home...

Posted Apr 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Reader question: Our partnership has been in commercial real estate for 15 years. We own a number of income properties. We have been toying with the idea of converting an old, vacant building. It seems solid but in rough shape. One of the...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 9:16 AM

How do homeowners, with limited time available, keep up with all the varied tasks associated with a wet, cold spring season? The truth is that we don’t. There is too much that needs doing to do it all in a timely...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 9:02 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKAmericans’ love of a spa-like bathroom experience continues to be strong, with industry watchers reporting that luxurious touches like freestanding bathtubs and top-quality materials remain in demand, and bathroom...

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