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You can’t add a more enduring landscape feature to a home than a stone wall, which you’ll see dotting the countryside of many homes in rural areas. A rugged stone wall creates a natural material surrounding property that’s appealing whether it’s a modest cottage or a handsome country estate, often becoming the focal point of the property.

Q: Tim, my neighbor discovered that many of his outdoor deck floor joists are rotting. The rot is along the top where the decking attaches to them. It’s treated lumber rated for outdoor exposure. How can this be possible? I thought treated lumber was rot-proof and would last for a lifetime. What’s going on and are there ways to prevent treated lumber from rotting in the event something’s wrong? —Andy D., Lexington, Ky.

There’s a little woolly bully hanging out at ArtFields, alerting attendees of an invasive species, the hemlock woolly adelgids, threatening th…

It’s a rare yet delightful experience to collaborate as a mother and son team, said Karen and Alexander Rudd, artists based in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Thatch is a dense layer of organic material that accumulates on the surface of your soil and can block vital nutrients, air and water from getting to the roots of your grass. Break up this layer with a thatching rake, so your lawn can thrive.

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If you have weeds like crabgrass, apply a preemergent herbicide, which interrupts a weed’s growth process and prevents germination.

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