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Safety tips for outdoor holiday decorating

Boulder City residents Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave won ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2016. The couple offer tips for safe and colorful holiday outdoor decorating.

Is vertical farming the answer to feeding the world?

There is some discussion in academic circles whether crops grown in vertical farms aimed at feeding the world should be the higher-value horticultural crops or staple crops like multiple crops of wheat but with 70- to 80-day turnovers.

Ceiling fan wobble just needs fine-tuning

A lot of ceiling fan wobble can be attributed to the installation itself, rather than poor fan quality. Start by making sure the box in the ceiling is tight to the ceiling with no movement.

Chemical application can harm vegetables

The trick to applying chemicals like copper, boron and chlorides is to do it far enough from your raised bed so that the roots from these vegetables won’t be harmed.

Eliminating nonfunctional grass lawns saves water

Nonfunctional lawns aren’t used for anything except beauty or aesthetics in a landscape. The use of grass lawns speaks to a lack of creativity and underappreciation of where we live.

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Halloween DIY projects abound for kids

Sales of Halloween decorations have increased in just the last few years and DIY options are popping up to handle the demand from families who want to create their own creepy crafts and dastardly decor.

Reinforce corners when building backyard sandbox

You can build the sandbox out of lumber to form the sides, but you will have to reinforce the corners, as there will be lots of pressure on them to come apart. Don’t use treated lumber as the chemicals in that material can be hazardous to children.

Missing lemons were probably stolen by human

Lemons usually don’t ripen until about December. Ripening means the sugar content increases as they reach maturity. December and January are the usual times we see citrus damaged by vermin.

Artistic displays enhance outdoor space

Some homeowners look beyond landscaping and integrate art into the space. If you’re looking to spice up your backyard space with some artistic touches, there are plenty of options.

Replacing floor under sink will take some carpentry skills

At some point, I’m sure everyone will find they have a leak under the sink that, in turn, will lead to some degree of water damage on the floor of the cabinet. Replacing the piece will take a few hours and some light carpentry work.

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