If you are like me and always wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, you may find a few gifts from the heart are just what you are looking for.

Your landscape and cool season lawn still need a little pampering and maintenance this season. In the spring, you will be glad you made the extra effort.

As we move from fall into the winter season, it’s time to think about winterizing our lawn mowers. The effort getting your lawn mower ready for winter hibernation will pay dividends in good service next spring and longer equipment life.

If you plan to replace the trees that succumbed to weather, old age or disease, correctly planting new trees helps ensure the plants and your investments of money, time and labor thrive.

The 2019 Lincoln Trail Home Buil­d­ers Association Parade of Homes may be over for this year, but the winners still are enjoying their accolades.

As the temperature drops, many insects search for shelter for the winter months. – often times in homes. This year, people may notice a new insect coming indoors.

Summer’s heat and dry weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

Did you know that cut flowers from your garden or supermarket are more perishable than many fruits? To extend the enjoyment and freshness of cut flowers, we must condition or “harden” them.

Water isn’t always what wilting plants and shrubs need when sunny weather returns after a rainy period. The soil might be saturated. If so, extra moisture is one thing the plants and shrubs shouldn’t receive.

Mosquitoes can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It might seem like a never-ending battle when you’re fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home.

Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are ben­eficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Ken­tucky, only four are venomous (Northern copper­­head, Western cotton­mouth [water moccasin], timber rattlesnake and pygmy rattlesnake). Only two are fo…

Varied carpet beetles probably can be found in most every house and building in the state. They are out of sight for most of the year while their larvae hide in drawers, closets and assorted cracks and crevices.

The avid gardener among us knows seed catalogs are starting to show up in the mailbox and hardware stores. Garden centers have their seed displays in full view.

I already have seen several seed catalogs in my mailbox this year. The colorful photos and lavish descriptions captivate my imagination of all the vegetables I could grow for 2019. But with limited space, I have to carefully choose which varieties to plant. But, oh the choices.

When you survey your Christ­mas list, there might be a new home owner who needs a gift.

If you are like me and always wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, you might find a few gifts from the heart are just what you are looking for.

With freezing rain and ice on Wednesday night, residents are reeling trying to figure out where to start the cleanup process.

If you plan to replace the trees that succumbed to weather, old age or disease, correctly planting new trees will help ensure the plants and your investments of money, time and labor thrive for decades to come.

Autumn is here, and Kentucky hardwood trees are beginning to put on their annual show of scarlet, orange and yellow. It’s not a time of year when people pay much attention to pines, and many of those who do wind up worried.

After a full weekend of home tours, the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Parade of Homes attendees and judges have selected award winners for the year.

As temperatures drop, many insects will search for shelter for the winter months — often in private residences. This year, people may notice a new insect indoors.

Fall is a busy time for apple growers. Ripening times vary from year to year depending on the weather. If apples have coddling moth damage, they will drop up to two weeks before the crop is ripe.