Home & Garden

Crestwood to give away tree seedlings

Street trees are beautiful, and good for the environment, but they come with a downside: Their roots. Roots cause problems for city sidewalks, lifting up the slabs and creating tripping hazards for pedestrians. This summer, Crestwood is kicking off a major project to repair broken and displaced sidewalks. Nearly 20,000 square feet of damaged city

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Plant a tree this year for Arbor Day

With spring finally here, tree enthusiasts are reminding you to plant a tree this month in honor of Arbor Day. Missouri celebrates the annual tree-planting holiday Arbor Day on the first Friday of April, which this year fell on April 2. But nationally, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April, which will

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Use these tips to shop for lawn gear

With the proper equipment, you can make the grass greener on your side of the fence.   If you’re like most people, when spring comes, you’re ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family

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Use these do’s, don’ts to prevent fires

Heating equipment is the second-leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. Following these do’s and don’ts, however, can help protect your home and family: • Do have a qualified service professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating

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Upgrading your water heater will cut costs

The next time you find you have a too-old or already broken water heater, these tools and advice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can help. Water heaters typically last about 10 years. If your water heater is older than that, you could avoid a potentially costly and complicated emergency replacement by taking action now.

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Mehlville Garden Club maintains Old Ordnance Room garden

Members of the Mehlville Garden Club are pictured at the Blue Star Memorial Garden in Jefferson Barracks Park. As an ongoing project, the club maintains the garden for visitors’ enjoyment, as well as the garden at Building 52 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Jefferson Barracks. The Mehlville Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the

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Small living spaces are big in home design

With the average American household at about 2.5 people, according to research by the Census Bureau, there’s an increased desire for downsizing. Many people — students, millennials, empty nesters and seniors — are now living in small apartments and tiny houses. In addition, in homes of any size, the lines between the kitchen and other

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Try these tips to prepare your home for fall

As the days get shorter with the children back in school, prepare for the cooler weather by getting organized and completing basic maintenance on your home. You’ll save money, time and space. Keep it moving After heavy summer use, clean out gunk from sliding glass door tracks. Then apply lubricant to prevent sticking and squeaking.

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Soundproof your home to cancel out noise

Your home is meant to be a retreat from the world — quiet and relaxing. However, that peaceful setting can quickly turn to chaos when unwanted noise enters the picture. The good news is that you can do several things to prevent unwanted sounds from interrupting your activities, whether you’re resting, working or enjoying some

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