Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn’s nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you’re not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.

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Phosphorus Fertilizer in Your Lawn or Garden

Phosphorus Fertilizer in Your Lawn or Garden

Madison asks, “Why are many fertilizer bags labeled ‘phosphorus free’? I thought phosphorus was important for plants?”

You’re right that phosphorus is important, but it can also be a major source of groundwater contamination. Read to know when to use them.

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Pumpkins carved for Halloween

Pumpkin Carving Time

Around my house, fall means pumpkin carving time! Last weekend, we visited a local pumpkin patch and lugged home a carful of pumpkins for an evening of friends, mulled cider, pumpkin carving, and – of course – pumpkin cheesecake! Check out these scary guys – I’m sure they’ll keep away any Halloween goblins (and possibly frighten the mailman).

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How to Stop Wobble and Vibration in a Paddle Ceiling Fan

Bill asks, “My ceiling fan vibrates and wobbles when turned on high speed. How can I fix it ?”

There are several possible problems that could cause your paddle fan to wobble. Read on to find out how to go about repairing it.

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How to Grow Geraniums Over the Winter

How to Grow Geraniums Over the Winter

Geraniums are one of the most popular container and garden plants. You just can’t beat their bright colors and sturdy, well-shaped foliage. Geraniums can easily be stored over the winter and enjoyed again next year. So if you hate to see your lovely geraniums killed by frost this fall, read on to find out how to overwinter them indoors.

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Fall window box

How to Make an Easy Fall Window Box

Window boxes can be difficult to maintain in the winter. For a little something different this fall, try these easy and budget-friendly window boxes using ornamental kale, corn, and gourds. Read on to find out how.

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How to Replace Double Pane Insulated Glass

Gary asks, “The outer pane of glass on my French doors is broken, but the inner one is fine. Do I have to buy both panes, or can I just fix the one that is broken?”

When one pane of insulated glass breaks, you have to replace the entire piece. Read on to find out more.

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First Frost

First Frost

This morning, more or less on schedule, my garden was visited by the first frost of the season. It left everything glittering and gave the last of the summer annuals their “Uh, oh” look. Can it really be time for cold again?

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