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Nearly 50 percent of produce in the US is thrown away before it reaches your plate, according to USDA estimates. This waste not only affects the environment, it impacts shoppers’ wallets, as well. The average family of four discards $1,600 of food each year, according to a study published by the International Journal on Food System Dynamics. more
Home is your sanctuary, the place where you should feel the most secure and protected. It’s not surprising that you might store your prized possessions and valuables at home as well. more
Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly. more
In the past, many landscape designs were constructed using the basic “foundation planting.” These styles created a curved or straight bed along the house and many times lined the front sidewalk of a front yard design. more
Q: Now that winter is here in New Mexico, I’m wondering how often I should be watering, and the best time of day or night to have the water come on? A: Knowing how much water to apply in your landscape is hard enough in the summertime when demands are high, but it can be even more difficult to know the right amount of water needed when many plants are bare and it’s easily forgotten. more
Spring may be right around the corner, but until then, cold weather could be keeping indoors a little while longer — working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. It’s important to stay ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. Here are some key areas to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. more
“Gabion” is not the name of your daughter’s old boyfriend. Stemming from the Italian “gabbione,” or “big cage,” gabion is the term used to describe big cages of rock used for many purposes throughout history. The ancient Egyptians used gabion-like reed baskets filled with rocks to prevent erosion along the Nile River. more
Q: Why is it recommended to plant a tree in a hole twice as wide as the root ball and the exact same depth? A: Planting a tree is a lifetime investment and very much worth the extra effort associated with it. The old “pop and drop” method of popping the plant out of the container and dropping the root ball directly into the ground is just not good enough. more
I’ve sprouted an avocado pit, and now it’s a small tree with large leaves. Can I acclimate it to the summer heat and bring it in for winters, or is this an indoor plant? more
A lesser-known nominee for removing antiperspirant stains: meat tenderizer. more
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