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  • Ten Steps to A Great Summer Lawn

     
    Summer is almost here and it’s a great time to get your lawn in shape. Actually, the spring season has helped a lot with more rain than I can remember in a long time. The key to a good green lawn is water and fertilizer. Even the drought tolerant lawns....
  • How to tame your power bill during heat wave

     
    Wait till you get your power bill after this heat wave: We may see some cases of heat stroke! With that in mind, here are some money-saving, power-saving tips from Progress Energy: Raise the thermostat. When temperatures rise, many Floridians’ air cond....
  • Almost Gone Gardens

     
    What do you expect,  it is summer? Spring gardens don’t last forever and my plantings are beginning to decline. Actually the plants look a bit worst than the pictures and most tomatoes have stopped producing – some are declining. The pepper...
  • Ralph McQuarrie's long-lost 'Star Wars' art is headed to Orlando [Updated]

     
    EXCLUSIVE: FIRST LOOK AT LONG-LOST ART STAR WARS CELEBRATION V, ORLANDO, FLA., AUG. 12- 15 Forget The Force, "Star Wars" fans can thank a balky old furnace in Berkeley for the discovery of some nearly lost treasures from the earliest......
  • Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Injures Pedestrian

    Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Injures Pedestrian
    What longtime New Yorker spends much time looking up when they walk along the street; so consumed with their Ipods, Ipads and texting? But after what happened in Manhattan's East Village today, they might want to rethink looking up from time to time. The...
  • Plant profile: Chrysanthemum

    Plant profile: Chrysanthemum
    •Scientific name: Chrysanthemum x morifolium •Growth habit: An upright to sprawling evergreen perennial growing to 2 feet tall and wide. The leaves are dark green to silvery green, fragrant and deeply cut, growing to 2 inches long and wide....
  • Saint Rose Metal Thefts

    Saint Rose Metal Thefts
    Scrap metal thieves have struck again. This time, they are targeting central air conditioning units in one Saint Rose neighborhood. Pamela Pierre still can not believe what happened to her air conditioner. "It makes me feel angry, really angry," Pierre...
  • Long, grass-killing Florida winter fuels run on sod

    Long, grass-killing Florida winter fuels run on sod
    There wasn't much green to be seen in the Greenleaf subdivision southwest of Orlando earlier this spring. But that is rapidly changing as several residents lay lush new sod over their winter-brown lawns. "The cold weather killed off most of the grass....
  • Other programs offer tax, rebate savings on solar, renewable energy

    Federal energy tax credits: Homeowners can claim a 30 percent tax credit for eligible renewable energy or energy-efficient home improvements that are in place between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2020. Information is available at energysavers.gov/taxcredits...
  • Verde Laguna: Save some money, stay cool this summer

    Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series on natural ventilation and cooling tips. With natural ventilation the trick is to open a building to the elements when the outside conditions are within the right temperature and humidity range to...
  • Plant profile: Mexican sage

    Plant profile: Mexican sage
    •Scientific name: Salvia leucantha •Growth habit: A rounded evergreen perennial with many arching branches producing plants 4 feet tall and wide. The leaves are lance-like, dark green and growing to 4 inches long and an inch wide. •...