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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
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Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Gardeners should be aware of the vast array of tools that are available to make the arduous aspects of horticulture easier. This spring, like any spring, there are numerous tasks that will need to be accomplished. Some jobs are repetitive and dull. Other tasks will challenge our strength and ability. Finally, there are chores that require a specialized tool if the job is to be done right.

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:43 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKSo, youíve decided to make some updates to your home? Whether you plan on building a home from the ground up, purchasing new construction or adding value to your current residence, there are many opportunities for upgrades.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:33 AM

For a few years in the recent past, hot tubs fell out of favor (although they did star in quite a few jokes). Then came the rise in popularity of outdoor rooms ó deck- or patio-type creations that provided a comfortable environment for relaxation,...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:32 AM

As I walked through the garden yesterday, I could actually feel that spring was here.

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: A close family member wants our help referring them to a real estate agent. Their house has been for sale on-and-off for several years. They blame themselves for poor agent choices, but we are suspicious they may be the cause rather...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

If youíre looking forward to an early summer tomato or a bumper crop of sugar snap peas, youíll need to attract pollinators to your garden. Bees are one of your best bets.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:36 AM

When youíre looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase based on outward appearance, stop yourself. It is essential...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Walking in the woods and finding wildflowers in bloom is a highlight of early spring. I am fortunate to live in the foothills where I can find many lovely wildflowers blooming this time of year. Some of the more common ones that bloom in the early...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:29 AM

An ever brighter, stronger, higher sun does not set until 6:50 p.m. today. The day length advances two, three, and even four minutes a day with the vernal equinox only five days away!

Posted Mar 16, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKThe carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe; classic style elements that never go out of fashion.

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