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Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the new plants? — Continue reading →

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Wood Floors and Water Don’t Mix

Q: While I was away on a business trip, my roommate decided to buy a couple of floor plants and put the containers directly onto the hardwood floor with nothing under them. By the time I got back, a couple of waterings later, water had run out of the pots Continue reading →

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Why Weather Stripping?

Q: What’s the point of adding weather stripping around doors and windows? Today’s homes are pretty well built already. — Jake in Denver A: It’s true that good quality, sturdy doors and windows are available these days, but not all homes have them installed: Maybe the builder went with cheaper Continue reading →