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Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in Granada Hills, California.

Is solar power right for your home?

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in Granada Hills, California.

April 30, 2022, 6:04am Life

While the hot summer sun may find you retreating to the shade and slathering on the SPF, you can put those intense rays to work to provide clean energy for your home. Read story

Energy Adviser: Contractor list a good starting spot

April 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

When it comes to planning a home remodel or renovation, finding a contractor to do the work is often the hardest part. Read story

This combination of images show a base layer of logs used in creating a raised Hugulkultur bed, from left, a layer of garden debris and twigs used in creating a raised Hugulkultur bed and a completed raised Hugulkultur bed.

‘Hugelkultur’ taps nature for raised beds

This combination of images show a base layer of logs used in creating a raised Hugulkultur bed, from left, a layer of garden debris and twigs used in creating a raised Hugulkultur bed and a completed raised Hugulkultur bed.

April 24, 2022, 5:46am Life

I’ve been growing edibles in two 4-by-4-foot cedar boxes that my husband built about 10 years ago, and every few years, I invest in copious amounts of compost and organic topsoil to refill them. Some friends garden in much larger beds and the cost to fill them would make your… Read story

Energy Adviser: Water technicians keep utility flowing

April 23, 2022, 6:15am Clark County Life

Delivering safe and clean drinking water to tens of thousands of people isn’t exactly a 9 to 5 job. Read story

Avoid these home renovation mistakes

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Life

Whether you’ve recently purchased your first home and need to do some renovations or are simply looking to redecorate, there’s a lot more to property design than you might think. Read story

This image provided by Proven Winners shows a sweetly scented heliotrope flower, an old-time garden favorite.

A vintage garden: 8 nostalgic flowers worth revisiting

This image provided by Proven Winners shows a sweetly scented heliotrope flower, an old-time garden favorite.

April 23, 2022, 6:02am Editor's Choice

In Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play “Our Town,” heliotrope flowers connect two sets of characters who gather to inhale their intoxicating scent in the moonlight. Heliotropes, then common, are, indeed, wonderfully fragranced. Yet somehow, they’ve fallen out of favor in American gardens. Read story

Review home’s efficiency, check for water leaks

April 23, 2022, 6:00am Life

Water leaks may seem harmless, but they can quickly escalate into one of the biggest problems around your home. Not only do leaks waste water, but they can also send utility bills sky-high, invite mold growth and cause expensive damage to your house. Read story

This image provided by Mt. Cuba Center shows the formal native plant garden blooming at the botanical garden, located in Hockessin, Del. Plantings depicted are: Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud', Asclepias tuberosa, Coreopsis verticillata 'Crazy Cayenne', Gillenia trifoliata 'Pink Profusion', Monarda didyma 'AChall', Penstemon 'Dark Towers', Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMPOTW', Rudbeckia maxima, Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne', Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece' and Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'. (Alessandra N. Stokley/Mt. Cuba Center via AP) (Debbie Roos/N.C.

Plant native plants, practice benign neglect

This image provided by Mt. Cuba Center shows the formal native plant garden blooming at the botanical garden, located in Hockessin, Del. Plantings depicted are: Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud', Asclepias tuberosa, Coreopsis verticillata 'Crazy Cayenne', Gillenia trifoliata 'Pink Profusion', Monarda didyma 'AChall', Penstemon 'Dark Towers', Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMPOTW', Rudbeckia maxima, Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne', Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece' and Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'. (Alessandra N. Stokley/Mt. Cuba Center via AP) (Debbie Roos/N.C.

April 23, 2022, 6:00am Life

Picture this: You step into your garden, and the beds are brimming with flowers that thrive on benign neglect. Read story

Exotic and global elements make for interesting vignettes in this living space.

10 ways to create a winning vignette

Exotic and global elements make for interesting vignettes in this living space.

April 23, 2022, 5:58am Life

Whether in groupings or sets, vignettes provide an opportunity to bring in small arrangements of decor that can help bring nearly any space to life. From entries to side tables, consoles and dressers, vignettes offer an opportunity to infuse interesting decorative elements that will help make a space shine. Read story

While traditionally a formal setting, mirrored seating in your room encourages conversation and quite frankly is also just a beautiful way to arrange a room while offering lots of seating options.

Add ‘Bridgerton’ elegance to decor

While traditionally a formal setting, mirrored seating in your room encourages conversation and quite frankly is also just a beautiful way to arrange a room while offering lots of seating options.

April 16, 2022, 6:04am Life

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