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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
    • HOME & GARDEN

  • The latest home and garden news from house fix ideas to your outside garden.
Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM

At this time of the year homeowners have more questions about insects than any other subject. “What is that insect? What should I do about it? How can I control it?”The identification of the pest can be of primary importance, yet there are a hundred ways of categorizing insects. Few individuals have the time or interest to follow the paths laid out by the entomologist of classes, orders, families, genera and species.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Heading off on vacation? Have a fantastic time. Just make sure to secure your home sweet home before you hit the road. Here are easy, doable tips that will help keep your empty house safe against intruders while you are away.Outside your home

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Foliage is a very important part in the design of your garden. Flowers bloom and fade but foliage is there to carry the garden through the summer. More and more breeders are developing unusual foliage plants with dramatic colors and that are giving...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Do you have any available space in the vegetable garden? You may have openings because plants such as the peas have been harvested, or because some plants were eaten by bugs, rabbits or woodchucks, or because plants died from some mysterious...

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Back in 2013, while visiting Betty Hall, I noticed a large, burgundy, white-speckled, strange-looking lily growing in the shade garden behind her home.“That’s a voodoo lily,” Betty said. “It is pretty, but it stinks.”

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

When you look at a picture of a great garden, your eyes see only the dazzling “look” of the garden. But the garden is made up of many layers. Achieving a perfect balance of different plant types and groups is an art form that you learn, one layer at...

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM

“Go neutral if you want to sell your home fast,” has long been the well-founded advice of expert real estate brokers. Yet at the same time, they recommend certain standout features in order to attract the attention of interested buyers. For years,...

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM

As our properties approach the half-past July signpost, there is no lack of tasks to attack. Weeds must be pulled before they spread their seeds. Deadheading of spring-blooming plants together with any last-minute pruning needs to be completed...

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 10:31 AM

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Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

We all know the basic reasons to install a fence -- marking a property line, ensuring privacy, keeping children and pets safe, and so on. But summer seems like the time to unleash our imagination and start dreaming up alternative uses for everyday...

Posted Jul 7, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We just backed out of our first real estate investment deal. We took some bad advice, but luckily, discovered an undisclosed issue through a whistleblower. It made us ask ourselves, what else could we have missed? What are the...

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