June ’12 About Your Home Issue

How can you attain that picture-perfect landscaping?

How many times have you driven through a neighborhood where one amazing yard sticks out and catches your eye? How did the homeowners come up with that design, you wonder. What gave them the idea when the homes beside them have such uninspired looks? You know the ones: shrub here, flower there, just fill-the-space yards. How do you overcome that ho-hum?

Grow your own kitchen garden

With a catalog of 150 different culinary herbs and their varieties, more than 30 recipes, step-by-step photographs on how to plant, nurture, harvest and store — plus flavor charts that list the best herbs to partner with popular ingredients, this handy book shows you how to grow your own supply of herbs whether on a window ledge, in pots, on the patio or in a vegetable garden.

Boost your curb appeal

Want to add curb appeal, but don’t have much money to spend? Here are some simple things you can do for less than $100. Clean up the yard. Put away unused items, like lawn furniture. Clear leaves and branches out from under shrubs, other plants and the house foundation. Make sure the lawn is free from debris and grass clippings are not left on the driveway or sidewalk.