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  • 3 Angola and Eden-North Collins Pennysavers April 21, 2013 HOME LAWN & Garden

    20Preventing weed growth a priority for homeowners

    4Gardening tips for beginners

    8Landscape fabrics used to prevent weed growth

    9How to prevent soil erosion

    10Shopping for a fire pit

    11Benefits to hiring a landscaping service

    13Caring for a freshly sodded lawn

    14How to repair unslightly bald spots in your lawn

    15Prepare a deck or patio for entertaining

    16These professionals can help maintain your home

    175 signs your roofmight be wearing down

    185 tips for a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn

    19Discover the ways to fireproof a home

    22Various materials can be used to pave a driveway

    21Outdoor sheds and storage

    5Using Bold Paint Colors

    6Cost-effective fencing options

    8The benefits of pruning trees and shrubs

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  • 4 April 21, 2013 Angola and Eden-North Collins PennysaversHOME LAWN & Garden

    Gardening is a rewarding hobby that many enthusiasts credit with helping them to peacefully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Though gardening can be both relaxing and rewarding, its not as easy as it may seem, and the more time and effort a person devotes to his or her garden the more likely it is to be successful.Gardening can be a little daunting for beginners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, especially for those beginners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice gardeners start their gardens off on the right foot.Determine what you should plant. Where you live will go a long way toward determining what you should plant. While you can plant anything you can get your hands on, the United States Department of Agriculture as well as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have determined specific plant hardiness zones that indicate which plants are most likely to thrive in given locations. Maps of these zones can be found at www.usda.gov and www.agr.gc.ca. By adhering to the maps, gardeners can significantly increase their chances of

    growing successful gardens. When in doubt about what to plant, consult a local gardening center or seek advice from a professional landscaper.Think location when beginning your garden. Beginners with large yards have the luxury of choosing the right location on their properties to start planting. When choosing a spot, consider how much sunlight a location gets on a daily basis and the spots proximity to a water supply. If planting flowers, try to avoid planting in areas with heavy foot traffic so the flowers are less likely to be stomped. If youre planting flowers to accent walkways, then consider erecting a barrier around the flower bed to safeguard the flowers from foot traffic.Get started before you plant. Preparing the soil a few weeks before you start planting can help the plants thrive down the road. Add some organic material, such as compost or fertilizer, to the soil roughly three weeks before planting. This helps the soil retain water and nutrients, which will help your garden thrive.Time your planting. When you plant is sometimes as important as what you plant. Some climates allow for year-round planting, but many do not. When buying seeds, the packaging

    might suggest what time of year to plant the seeds. Adhere to these suggestions or your garden might not grow much at all. In addition, keep in mind that many seedlings need significant light throughout the day in order to grow, so choose a time of year with ample daylight.Dont forget to mulch. Mulch can be as aesthetically appealing as it is effective. Mulch retains soil, helping roots to grow stronger, while deterring bugs and preventing weed growth. And many gardeners find mulch adds visual appeal their garden, and does so in a very inexpensive way.

    Clean your tools. Beginners rarely recognize the importance of cleaning gardening tools before putting them away. At the end of each gardening session, clean your tools thoroughly, as soil left on your garden tools can play host to potentially harmful microbes that might kill your plants. Gardening can be a labor-intensive yet gratifying hobby. By sticking to a few simple rules, beginners can develop a thriving garden to reward all of that hard work.

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  • 5 Angola and Eden-North Collins Pennysavers April 21, 2013 HOME LAWN & Garden

    Using bold paint colorsPaint is one of the least expensive and most versatile means to changing the look of a room. According to the experts from This Old House, 60 percent of the colors of a home that visitors perceive come from the paint on the walls. Choosing a color scheme can be challenging, which is why so many people stick with neutrals like beige and white. For those who are ready to add a spark of color, there are a few guidelines to consider.Color theory is a science and there are rules of using color that are taught as early as a childs first foray into art class. We know there are primary, secondary and complementary colors on the color wheel. Even novice home decorators can do well with color if they use the color wheel as their guideline.According to HGTV, color should flow throughout a house. Every room need not be painted the same color. However, colors should be complementary enough that they flow into one another. Dont paint one room in childs basic primary colors, while painting other rooms in jewel tones and pastels. Stick with one theme and carry it through the house.Once you have decided to use a bold color, first find your color inspiration. Color combinations that appear in nature are more readily accepted by people, so look for an item in nature,

    such as a seashell or a flowering plant that you can base your color choices on. Others pull inspiration from a particular design item. For instance, maybe an area rug strikes your fancy. Use colors that appear in the rug in the room.Keep in mind that using bold color doesnt mean you have to paint every wall from ceiling to floor in that color. Rather, if youre just starting out with bold colors, select one wall to serve as an accent wall. Use that wall as your bold canvas and paint it with your chosen hue.Some people like to experiment with a more flashy color in a smaller space. If youre nervous about beginning in the living room or kitchen, how about trying out bold color in a smaller space, such as a powder room? A more intimate space might seem less overwhelming when painted in a bold color. Go for a deep purple or another jeweled tone. However, try to avoid greens in the bathroom, as they may reflect off of the mirror and cast a hue onto your face that makes you look unwell. Pinks and peaches will shed a rosy glow.If you will be incorporating complementary colors into the room, use the paint color swatch as your guide. Most paint manufacturers use three or four different shades on one sample card. When selecting a

    complementary shade, be sure to pick from the same tone on the card. That means if youre choosing the darkest of color #1 from a card, youll want to choose the darkest from color #2. Another idea is to leave walls neutral and use bold color on design accents. For example, designers at marthastewart.com recommend painting the inside of niches, shelves or cabinets with glass doors in bright tones and the outside white to create an eye-catching space without going overboard. Put a bold color on moulding or use an appliance or a fixture in a bright color as your splash of boldness.Remember to have balance. If you will be painting an entire room in a bold color, think about having the other decor items in neutral colors. Sofas and rugs should be neutral

    colors, or consider toning down a vibrant color with the use of white molding or baseboards.All it may take is a little inspiration to get started on fun, inviting color schemes in the home. Furniture store Raymour & Flanigan offers a handy design tool for incorporating different colors into a space.

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