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My husband says he feels cold air blowing in through the vents and experiences “cold spots” in our home and he knows this is an invisible problem, he can feel it but does not know what to do.

By Sandy Griffis April 18, 2019
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Yavapai County has two native species of cottonwood trees in addition to the native quaking aspen trees. The cottonwood trees are Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) and narrowleaf cottonwood (P. angustifolia).

By JEFF SCHALAU, Special to the Courier April 18, 2019
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Gardening enthusiasts may have been thinking about their landscape plans throughout the winter, eager to once again get their hands dirty with soil. Whether a home gardener is making preparations for edible crops or beautiful flowers, he or she must take time to make the soil amenable to planting.

By MetroCreative Services April 18, 2019
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Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh climates, seldom need fertilizing and resist most diseases and insect pests.

By DEAN FOSDICK, Associated Press April 18, 2019
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When the season for outdoor entertaining arrives, time spent in the yard entertaining friends and family tends to increase. Barbecuing lends itself well to informal warm weather gatherings.

By Metro Creative Services April 18, 2019
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Get your grill ready for summer
Questions: What to do to ... and what’s for dinner?

There are die-hard grillers who don't see why a little cold or sleet should stand between them and a juicy grilled steak.

By KATIE WORKMAN, Associated Press April 18, 2019
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Dorn Homes at Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch sits within the rolling hills of Prescott Valley.

April 11, 2019
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Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations.

By Melinda Myers, Special to the Courier April 11, 2019
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The mountains of Arizona have so many sunny days with moderate temperatures that people rarely need to wear more than light jackets.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier April 11, 2019
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It's a great time to be a landlord in America, not so much if you're a renter. Apartment rents are continuing to rise this year, fueled by higher demand from millennials looking for a place of their own, strong job growth and rising wages.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones. But many more small steps like those can be taken.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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When interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner was designing a bedroom for her first baby, she wanted to create the healthiest possible space — for her baby and for the environment.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019
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If there's one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it's fruit trees.

By Associated Press April 11, 2019

Now that winter has left us and spring has sprung, YCCA wants to urge you to beware of door-to-door salesmen offering unbelievably low-cost quotes for items such as driveway repairs and resurfacing opportunities, painting opportunities with left-over product and even over-runs of pavers and home alarm companies.

By Sandy Griffis April 11, 2019
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Feature Home: 1478 Sierry Peaks Drive PRESCOTT, AZ 86305
Semi-Custom Homes from the high $500’s

Hillcrest at Forest Trails, an enclave of 44 semi-custom homes integrated into a unique terrain of hilltops, rock outcroppings, ponderosa pines, junipers, oaks, and other native plants, is just minutes from downtown Prescott.

April 4, 2019
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When adding and “turning in” some barnyard manure, the ideal soil amendments and plant nutrients for the perfect garden soil, have you ever wished the garden would merely “come back” by itself?

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier April 4, 2019
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We started a remodeling project, and last week we already received a lien notice in the mail.

By Sandy Griffis April 4, 2019
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NEW YORK — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch so much of their stuff.

By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press April 4, 2019
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Ask Elizabeth Stuart Design founder Muffie Faith about how to decorate around a backyard pool and she will answer you with a question of her own: How are you going to use it?

By MELISSA RAYWORTH, Associated Press April 4, 2019
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Pergolas have been part of home gardens for a long time, but they are getting some modern upgrades because of trends toward backyard sanctuaries and entertaining.

By DEAN FOSDICK, Associated Press April 4, 2019
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NEW YORK — Spring has sprung for many, and it is time to air out the house, toss the closets and start plotting the yard work. For pet owners, it is also the perfect time to take an accounting of furry and feathered loved ones.

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press April 4, 2019
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Whether you’re downsizing or growing, this incredible Peregrine Townhome fits the bill.

March 28, 2019
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No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019
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Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier March 28, 2019
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Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don’t trample upon our tulips.

By Associated Press March 28, 2019

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