Here in Hall County people are generally very passionate about their lawns. Many want a nice turfed area, even under trees. But sometimes that reality is harder to come by even when everything has been planned out perfectly.
I've realized after reading the novel for this week's book review that it may not be fair for me to critique self-published books. While I do get many requests from local writers to review their books, and I always want to support the ambitions of aspiring authors, let's face the not-so-nice truth: People tend to self-publish when faced with continuous rejection from literary agents and traditional publishing houses, and they prefer to simply pay the ...
Does anybody have a yearning for the "Good Old Days" to return - say, the 1960s? We drove around in cars with no seat belts. In a lightning storm, we were told to lay face down in a ditch (never mind the 12,000 gallons of water that might come rushing down on us).
Trees in our landscapes provide numerous functions. They provide beauty, screening of sight and sounds, privacy, shade and wildlife habitats.
Throughout the year, I will have people call wanting planting advice. Typically they want to know what type of plant should be planted for their landscape. But I also get a lot of questions whether the time of year is right to plant.
As we start a new year, many people are vowing to achieve balance in their lives. Often that means finding work/life balance, but the search for balance is more literal for some of us.
I am a 41-year-old adult. I have a wife, a family, a career. I'm strong, confident and capable. While I don't hunt, I do engage in other manly activities such as watching sports, fixing things around the house and hogging the remote control.
It could happen here in Georgia. A cave enthusiast was crawling through a narrow passage, along with others. He decided to take a side turn and explore a particularly tight tunnel, 16 inches wide and 10 inches high. As the tunnel began to descend, he slid down a distance and got stuck. Up to 50 people labored throughout the day and the following night to free John Jones, 26, from his predicament. In spite of ...
From time to time we hear from a lot of people who have problems with a tiny, brown hopping insect around or in their homes. These tiny creatures are springtails.
Follow me on this. It's winter. That means it's cold out there. When you're cold, what do you want? You want something hearty, something filling, something warming... whether on your plate or in your glass.
As 2013 approaches, many people are making their lists of resolutions for the new year. While some people may think setting New Year's resolutions is a trivial practice, it's important to plan goals for yourself, to have a passionate purpose and to have a reason to look forward to each day. Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of "The Happiness Project," spent a whole year following the goal of just becoming a happier individual. This may sound ...
As we prepare to start a new year, we can also expect to find ourselves in a changed world. The old dream of living off the land in a quiet cottage is giving way to an ever-increasing worldwide trend: the megacity.
There is no reason to wait until spring to plant that special landscape tree. In Georgia, the dead of winter is not all that dead. During the winter, roots continue to grow as they really do not have a dormant period in Georgia.
December is a busy time for all of us, but don't forget to do some tidying around your yard. Being outdoors on a sunny crisp day during the holidays can be both therapeutic and exhilarating.
Food is often the highlight of parties, whether it's a dinner or a gathering with snacks.
Back in 2011, I created a list of the top holiday-themed books I love. One book was "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol." The author, Tom Mula, has finally (and thankfully) released a new book this year which pays homage to another great literary classic while giving it an inventive spin.
Boats leak from the bottom. But a house can leak from the top or the bottom.
Plants and lawns cannot survive without water, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Hot dogs are often a staple food for camping and grilling in the backyard and at tailgates parties.
The other night I went into the kitchen and poured myself a glass of juice. Chloe came in and said she needed to take some medicine before she went to bed. So, I set the juice on the counter and reached for her medicine bottle.
North Georgia's summer climate is often called "hot and humid." But that's not really accurate. There are times when it's warm and humid, and other times when it's hot and dry.
Not too many animals in the world get quite the same emotional response as snakes when they are found in the woods or around the house. People have been repulsed by and attracted to snakes ever since the dawn of time.
Cole and I went shopping at Walmart. As we walked toward the door, I saw her. She was obviously in poor health.
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