“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is coming to Charlotte in a few weeks, surprising a family on July 28th with a total home makeover. You could be on TV saying “Move that bus!” Stay tuned for updates.
All homes in SCCL have programmable thermostats. When making AC adjustments “Buzz” recommends that you don’t vary temperatures more than 2 degrees at a time. Going from 78 degrees to 70 degrees will be less efficient than maintaining a constant temperature. … Continue reading →
Buzz recommends that you replace incandescent light bulbs with compact florescent lights (CFL’s). Incandescent bulbs are major electricity consumers. You will save $25 to $30 per bulb over the life of the bulbs.
Whats all this talk about going green? Basically, going green is a new trend geared toward preserving our environment. Corporations, students, families, you name it, are all on board. We all want to do our part to save the planet and … Continue reading →
Who can tell me the best way to keep slugs off my roses? John P … Continue reading →
If you crave a water feature but have limited space on a deck or patio, this project is perfect for you–a brick-based water fountain on the corner of a deck. You can complete this project in less than a day. … Continue reading →
Decorating Idea – Beautiful Bedrooms As the first and last place that we see each day, bedrooms are reflective of our distinct personalities. Indicative of a personal and private space, the bedroom space particularly signifies a creative place where our … Continue reading →
Anne wants to know “How do we deal with a territorial mockingbird? He chases all the other birds away. thanks!”
Tomatoes love to have egg shells planted with them or sprinkled (crushed) around the plants after planting. The calcium in the shells keep the white spots out of tomatoes. Also put a cup of Epsom salts in with your new … Continue reading →
Mosquito Spray…Worth a try! I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The … Continue reading →