Tag: plants

Two Burglarize Local Hardware Store

WESLACO (KFXV) — Two suspects are wanted for allegedly stealing almost $900 worth of property from a local hardware store. According to officials, the surveillance video shows this maroon minivan driving away from the store on several occasions during the same night. Two suspects were seen in the video stealing plants and roof shingles. If you have information contact the Weslaco Crime Stoppers at (956)...

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Incredible Indoor-Outdoor Concrete Decor to Make Now

  Now’s the time to get busy with craft projects (preferably small ones you can work on in a corner of your basement or garage) that you can use on your porch or deck next summer … or inside your home any time of the year. Your material?Concrete. Yes, you heard right. Besides the fact that it has become very fashionable for modern home decor, concrete is inexpensive, and surprisingly easy to work with. Try your hand at one or all of these great indoor-outdoor concrete projects. TIPS: Blend perlite and peat moss into your concrete mix to make...

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What to Do Now to Prevent Winter Garden Problems

Winter is hard on your garden. Cold weather, heavy winds, and snow obviously have great potential to harm your precious plants. Other possible trouble sources are hungry animals and inadequate drainage through the frozen soil. Act now to safeguard against these problems and look forward to a healthy garden next spring. Harsh Weather Conditions Wind — Protect outdoor container plants from winter gales by moving them to sheltered areas of the yard or into a cold frame. Stake fragile plants like berry bushes so they won’t be knocked over. Set up horizontal tarps to cut the force of the...

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Regulators halt Risk of Cancer Study at 7 nuclear plants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal regulators are pulling the plug on a five-year study of the risk of cancer in communities around six U.S. nuclear plants and a nuclear fuel site. Remaining work on a pilot study would take too long, at more than three years, and cost too much, at $8 million, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday. It said any releases that occur “are too small to cause observable increases in cancer risk near the facilities.” The commission already has spent $1.5 million. And completing the pilot study and subsequent nationwide reviews could take eight to 10...

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Painting Your Walls: Go Neutral or Not?

“Home for Sale” listings are sort of an addiction of mine … especially the house photos. And not the ones of multi-million dollar mansions, either. Real estate for the rest of us is, in my opinion, much more interesting. Seeing what the average homeowner has done with his or her property can be a real eye opener. Take, for instance, wall treatments. Some folks seem to have taken the brokers’ common suggestion to stick with neutral paint colors as an unbreakable law, but somehow it just doesn’t always work the way they wanted it to. Not all neutrals are created equal;...

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