A major challenge for good growth of houseplants indoors, particularly in winter, is poor light. Most homes are just too dark for plants to grow well in winter, especially those plants requiring high light.
Prepare seasonal tools, such as snow blowers, with a tune-up, which includes a light coating of oil to prevent rust. Make these tools (including snow shovels and salt) easily accessible so you don't have to dig them out when you need them. Make sure everything is in proper working order.
Q: How does weather affect fall colors?
Want a Pinterest-worthy plant-filled room? You don't need a green thumb.
There are many varieties of lettuce, but the most common in grocery stores are romaine, iceberg, butter lettuce and green leaf. The nutritional values vary, but most types of lettuce are high in fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, folate and iron and are low in calories.
Collards are very high in protein and calcium. Store bright collards in a kitchen towel in the refrigerator until ready to use. The delicate leaves typically won’t stay fresh for more than three days, but you can blanch them for 15 seconds and freeze for future use.
This green is related to spinach but has a bit of an earthier flavor. The most popular varieties are rainbow chard and Swiss chard. It should look healthy, bright and green when picked. The leaves are high in vitamin K but also naturally high in sodium, so beware how much salt you add when cooking.
Lots of wooden play kitchens and toy appliances are out there, but they’ve got a lot of plastic competition. Best to check with a parent first before taking on the big ticket.
The trigger for why leaves change color in the fall is day length, or more exactly the length of nights.
Sure, it’s still hot outside and the leaves aren’t exactly falling off trees yet, but if you’re already ordering your pumpkin spice latte daily, can’t wait to pull your sweater collection out of storage, and planned your Halloween costume in July, you know it’s never too early to incorporate fall home decor trends. These lovely handmade candles will fill your home with all the fall scents you love even if it still feels more like summer outside.
Crickets....lots of crickets chirping after the final episode of #GOT aired last night. Why? How? What? Nat helps you sift through your post- finale feelings on today's 5 To Know.
With the end of fall approaching, you’ve probably already unpacked your leaf blower from storage and are nearing the time of year when you would put it away again. But clearing leaves isn’t the only thing your leaf blower is great for. These clever uses for your leaf blower will make it an indispensable tool all year long.
Dear EarthTalk: Do environmental factors influence fall foliage colors? — Bess Walker, Clinton, Conn.
Fall might be the most beautiful season of the year, but there’s nothing beautiful about constantly hand raking leaves to keep your yard clear and healthy. A great leaf blower can cut hours off your weekly lawn maintenance list, but a not so great leaf blower can do little more than annoy your neighbors. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down to four of the best leaf blowers money can buy.
Preparing your yard for fall can leave you with piles of trimmings that attract insects and look unsightly—but burning yard waste can be a cost-effective way to keep your lawn clear. Of course, there’s nothing cost effective about starting a fire. To safely burn yard waste, follow these 5 steps.
Over the fall and winter, debris probably built up in your gutters. With the increased spring showers, leaves, sticks, and grime can act as a dam and prevent water from flowing freely. To keep your gutters draining smoothly and prevent any damage from backed up rainwater, spring-clean your gutters following these three simple steps.
Paper plates and plastic cups may bring to mind eighth birthdays and college parties, but you can save yourself post-party dish washing without sacrificing style. These sophisticated single-use tableware picks are so pretty you won’t want to throw them away.
Smartweed (also known as knotweed) is the common name given to a whole genus of plants, Polygonum, which translates as "many knees." Many members of this genus are, in fact, garden-worthy plants.
MUSCATINE — Sandra Wales was rooting around her cupboards, looking for inspiration. She found it, tucked away in the corner — a small, ornate …
In the eating area, chairs woven from banana leaves provide a unique shot of texture. Catherine designed the curved leather bench that hugs the table on the other side, fitting nicely into the space without being built in.