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.
I rarely re-read books once I'm finished with them. But every now and then, I come across a published work that not only do I want to revisit, but I feel as if I have to in order to pick up on things I am positive I missed the first read through. One of those books is Volume One of the graphic novel series, "Cursed Pirate Girl." It is written and illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, ...
California Highway 58, east of Bakersfield, presents some truly astounding sights. It's still a rare occurrence here in Georgia to see more than one wind turbine. At Tehachapi Pass on Cal. 58, there are 5,000 of them.
If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.
Spirits were high but clouds hung low during graduation ceremonies on the Brenau campus a week ago. Commenting on the light rain that was falling, Brenau President Ed Schrader said, jokingly, "according to the weather radar on my computer, these rain clouds don't exist."
The front door of our church doesn't have a doorknob. Instead, it has a handle with a small thumb latch above it. To open the door, you have to depress the thumb latch until it clicks and pull. That's all. Easy, right?
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
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