Saturday, May 4, 2013
Now's the time to spruce up your lawn, and our bloggers are here to help you do it organically.
Before you put those harmful chemicals on your lawn to make it green, lush and weed-free, several Patch bloggers are asking you to consider using organic methods. Here are three blog posts to help you go green, from killing that hairy bittercress weed to making your grass barefoot-friendly. 1. Blogger Susan Valerian offers 10 tips to get a healthier, safer lawn. You can learn about soil testing and getting the best grass seeds. 2. If you use RoundUp weed killer, blogger Dennis Ehren is asking you to reconsider. He says the main ingredient may be responsible for causing cancer, amongst other illnesses. 3. Have you noticed a new weed in your yard or garden that has pretty little white flowers? Blogger Scott McHenry gives us the lowdown on …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Ready to declutter your home? Blogger and business owner Lynne Poulton has some tips.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Several Patch bloggers wrote posts this week on how to take care of your home — inside and out.
Want to know more about your home's foundation? Or how to go green in terms of lawn care? We have bloggers who can help. We rounded up the three best House and Home posts from this week, in case you missed them. 1. Before the shrubs around your home start getting lush again, check out your house's foundation. If you see cracks, check out this blog by Cynthia Freeney to find out what they mean, and how you can fix them. 2. Are you moving in the near future? Try to make it as stress free as possible by following these tips from Moving Ahead Services blogger Jeffrey Collins. 3. Who doesn't love a lush, green lawn? Did you know you don't need lots of chemicals to get it that way? Take the organic approach by following these tips from blogger…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
NARI home improvement show set for Jan. 17-20
The 32nd annual NARI Remodel Ohio Home Improvement Show runs Jan. 17-20 at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. The show includes appearances at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. by David Bromstad of HGTV's Color Splash; designer rooms created by local remodelers; dozens of exhibits of local products and services; and a National Pool and Spa show. Visitors can also bid on custom dog houses, with proceeds benefiting the Animal Protective League, and see cooking demonstrations from area chefs. Tickets are $14 for adults, with kids 16 and under admitted free. A $4 discount is available at northeast Ohio Sherwin-Williams stores, and a $2 discount is available at remodelohio.org. Seniors get in for half price on Jan. 17 and also receive a free cup…
Looking for a craft to do on those long winter days? Try these lanterns.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Stow Fire Capt. Mark Stone offers some safety tips for decorating this season.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Megan Rozsa
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Everything is beautiful this time of year because, frankly, you make it that way. But we Stow Patch editors and the Stow Fire Department want to make sure your decorations aren't going to burn your house down. We checked in with fire Capt. Mark Stone for some decorating safety tips this holiday season. Here's what he had to say: • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant and keep them away from candles or any other heat source. • Not all holiday lights are made equal so be sure that you know whether yours are for indoor or outdoor use and be sure to replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged. • Lighting candles…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The most important questions to ask a prospective real estate agent
You’ve picked a good time to put your house on the market: Prospective buyers might be few, but low interest rates guarantee that they’re serious about their business. They’re picky, though: They want what they want, and they want it now. So you want the best real estate agent you can find, someone who knows the business inside out. From Ohio’s thousands of agents, how are you going to select the one that’s right for you? You can start the old-fashioned way, by asking around. While that’s the perennial first-place winner in the find-an-agent game, it isn’t necessarily the best way at the moment. What is the likelihood that a friend, relative or acquaintance has recently dealt with a real estate agent? “The Internet changed the game for …