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2021 colors of the year quite diverse

Color experts and paint manufacturers reveal an exclusive color of the year in the fall. After an unprecedented 2020, the 2021 color selections are all over the board: red, blue, green, gold and more.

True bottle tree different than nursery version

The bottle tree you are buying from the nursery — Brachychiton populneum — is not really a bottle tree at all. The true bottle tree (B. ruprestis) is very different from the nursery version because its trunk is truly shaped like a bottle. I

Crown molding will need replacing with new cabinet

To install a built-in refrigerator, you must replace the cabinet above it first. You can leave the crown molding in place and drop the cabinet down, which will leave the molding untouched. But when the new cabinet comes in, you will have to change it.

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Pruning wounds begin healing minutes after cut

Major pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs is done during the winter months after leaves have fallen. Minor pruning (making a single cut with a hand pruner) can be done anytime.

Shower leaks can be expensive fix if ignored

Shower leaks are very common, but many people ignore them until they get really bad, which will also make them expensive. The last thing you want to do is to cut open the ceiling to look for the leak. The first thing to do is to head upstairs and start looking around.

‘Exotic’ plants are difficult to grow in Southern Nevada

The gardening trend seen most often now in Southern Nevada is growing “exotic” plants, those plants that don’t naturally grow here or are difficult to grow here. But these exotic plants require more effort and money on our part to ensure their good health.

Cordless power tools perfect gifts for DIYers

Southern Nevada homeowners who recently have downsized and many participating in the region’s continuing real estate surge could use the newer generation of cordless tools. Many items are on sale during the holidays, so it’s a neat time to update your toolbox.

Get ready for the holidays by managing clutter

Now is the time to get your home organized for the holidays, and organizing is all about clutter and getting rid of that clutter.

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