Rethink your basement for spring
Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish living space by upgrading that subterranean space.
Soil & Sunlight
As the last bit of snow falls and melts in Western Pennsylvania, gardeners will begin to plan this year's plantings in hopes of a bountiful bloom.
Gardening workshop slated
Butler County Master Gardeners will welcome garden author and speaker Jan Coppola Bills at their fall workshop Oct. 22.
Preparing for Winter
As summer turns to fall, temperatures start dropping steadily, eventually to freezing conditions.
Keep birds away from crops
Birds are generally considered a welcome addition to the garden; they often eat many of the bad insects and bugs in our landscape.
Test your garden by putting dirt in a jar
We frequently advise gardeners, whether they're interested in vegetables, ornamentals, or turf grasses, to have their soil tested at least once every three years (more often if they suspect a problem).
CRANBERRY TWP — When it comes to building new homes, developers and architects are looking at older designs.