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The common insects found in Butler County yards, gardens and flower beds strike most people as creepy. They’ve got too many legs or waving antenna, or a tendency to sprea...
June 18, 2024 Special Sections
Summer time and the living is easy, just not for Butler County gardeners dealing with exploding populations of insect pests munching on their flower and vegetable gardens...
June 18, 2024 Special Sections
Time to clean the fridge, oven After the doldrums of a cold and gloomy winter, homeowners should take advantage of the improving weather and awakening landscape by fling...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
Visitors to the Butler County Home Show will find fresh ideas and smart advice on home improvement, decorating and landscaping projects — all under one roof at the Family...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
More than 100 experts share advice Experts staffing more than 100 exhibit booths will share advice and information on topics ranging from landscaping and kitchens to wind...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
In November 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture released a revised, updated map of plant hardiness zones. The revised map may have implications for Butler C...
April 03, 2024 Special Sections
Confession time: I’ve murdered a Monstera, slaughtered a snake plant, assassinated an African violet and offed more orchids than I’d like to admit. It’s not that I don’t...
October 21, 2023 Special Sections
Home improvement season is in full swing. One area to remember to check during a home evaluation is the roof. With advanced technologies, ventilation needs, options for ...
June 20, 2023 Special Sections
Present in about 40% of homes in Pennsylvania, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, but it is easily detected and remediation is relatively inexpensive. ...
June 20, 2023 Special Sections
The start of summer also means the start of pest season. That means that while school children are back home for three months, there could also be some unwanted guests, s...
June 20, 2023 Special Sections
There’s plenty for a seller to consider when listing a home for sale, but one factor that could prompt a difference in thousands of dollars is timing. According to a 202...
April 20, 2023 Special Sections
With spring here and summer coming not long after, some homeowners in Butler County are starting to look to improve the outside of their home. There’s many ways to turn a...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
Show features 3 days of experts, exhibits, demonstrations and free admission You’ll find fresh ideas and smart advice on home improvement, decorating and landscaping proj...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
Long gone are the shag carpets of the 1960s and 1970s as today’s customer is all about luxury vinyl tile, according to Robin Bowser, a sales representative at Butler Floo...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
It's the late 1940s. World War II has ended, the Baby Boom is in full swing, and incomes are rising, making first-time homeownership possible for many. Cars are being mar...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
Young children often think of seeds as “baby plants,” but how does one explain to a child how the seed becomes an actual plant? Teaching children about the composition of...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
Experts staffing dozens of exhibit booths will share their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of home improvement projects and plans. Stop by for some hints on wha...
April 12, 2023 Special Sections
As the dog days of summer approach, so does the peak season for grilling and cooking outdoors. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing food outside for a back...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections
There’s always been a taste for antique furnishings. These days, a widely acquired taste. Antiques are hot partly because of supply chain delays and higher prices for man...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections
A backyard shed used to mean a metal box purchased from department store. It would hold a lawnmower and gas cans for a decade or so until it began rust, the first marker ...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections
If your gardening aspirations include starting or expanding a pollinator-friendly garden, read below for popular sun and shade perennial plants to begin your project. Th...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections
100+ Vendors Create One-Stop ‘Shopping Center’
100+ Vendors Create One-Stop ‘Shopping Center’
April 06, 2022 Special Sections
A couple expecting a child might be looking to a bright future for their offspring, but when it comes to decorating a nursery, they need to think more about the future of...
April 06, 2022 Special Sections
The winter doldrums are finally winding down and thoughts of spending more time in the backyard can lead to taking on ambitious building projects. Backyards can become t...
April 06, 2022 Special Sections
The Butler County Home Show, scheduled April 8 to 10, will feature three days of experts, exhibits and demonstrations. Participants will find fresh ideas and advice on h...
April 06, 2022 Special Sections
Looking to add a plant that provides color during winter? Searching for a native shrub or tree that will attract birds and other wildlife? Planning to plant a living pri...
December 24, 2021 Special Sections
While some gardeners enjoy winter as their season of rest and research, others are disappointed by the lack of color and garden interest. From November to March, there i...
December 15, 2021 Special Sections
The holiday season begins when the poinsettias are for sale in nurseries, garden centers, grocery stores and floral shops. New colors, shapes, blooms and sizes are found...
December 09, 2021 Special Sections
With each season comes new fashions at our favorite boutiques, new menus at our go-to restaurants and new decor trends with which to fill our homes. Everyday decor style...
October 09, 2021 Special Sections
QUESTION: Dear Ed: We’re doing a basic remodel to our bathroom. Part of the remodel will be to replace our existing tub with a standard acrylic tub/shower unit. Even tho...
October 09, 2021 Special Sections
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