4 ideas to upgrade backyard kitchens | Home & Garden

4 ideas to upgrade backyard kitchens |  Home & Garden

Photo courtesy of Getty Images (Family features) There are few better ways to gather and enjoy the great outdoors than in a beautiful backyard kitchen. Backyard kitchens allow you to entertain and dine outdoors with ease. They also add value to your home, encourage healthier eating, reduce out-of-pocket spending and save energy. From modestly modern … Read more

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Scott Evans Nebraska Extension With the summer heat upon us and the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s, we’re going to have stress in the vegetable garden. One of the best things you can do is mulch your garden. This helps maintain soil moisture and suppress weeds Grass clippings … Read more

HOME AND GARDEN: How to Prepare for Drought in Time | House and garden

HOME AND GARDEN: How to Prepare for Drought in Time |  House and garden

Drought is becoming an increasingly common problem. According to NASA, the past 20 years have produced some of the driest conditions in the American West on record. When a drought does occur, it is now more severe and pervasive than it used to be, underscoring the importance of planning for drought before it occurs. Government … Read more

In the garden: hail damage can show up later, so check plants again in a few weeks | Home & Garden

In the garden: hail damage can show up later, so check plants again in a few weeks |  Home & Garden

Damage from Tuesday night’s hailstorm can be delayed, so John Porter recommends gardeners inspect their plants again in a couple of weeks. Porter, who works for Douglas-Sarpy Counties’ Nebraska Extension, said the impact of the hail may have caused bruising that doesn’t show up immediately. “Even the smallest little crack is an entry point for … Read more

Choose weed that suits your climate and region | Lawn and garden at home

Choose weed that suits your climate and region |  Lawn and garden at home

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Outdoor Lighting Guide | House and garden

Outdoor Lighting Guide |  House and garden

Lighting is an integral part of the interior and exterior design of the home. Lighting not only adds style and makes spaces more attractive when done right, it also makes a home safer and more functional. Homeowners who want to make the most of outdoor spaces like backyards, porches, and walkways should think carefully about … Read more