The Suburbanite

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Posted at 9:45 AM

In the 1990s, when an 80-foot-long bank of poison ivy appeared next to my mailbox, I considered Roundup, but by then more concerns had been voiced about its harm to frogs and fish. To be on the safe side, I decided not to spray the poinson ivy with Roundup.

Updated May 23, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Google Home, which was unveiled last Wednesday, is designed to be a direct competitor to Amazon Echo.

Posted May 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM

You want your home to sell fast, so don’t show it empty!

Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Collecting art for your home doesn't have to be expensive or daunting. It doesn't have to happen all at once, and the art doesn't have to match your couch.

Posted May 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM

When spring comes, I keep a sharp eye on the wet parts of our property. The two great forces of spring are sun and water, and as the days grow longer and warmer, the ditch we have dug to drain excess moisture from our gardens offers nutritious fare...

Posted May 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Everything we know about doing laundry we learned in childhood. But it might be time to dump some of mom or dad's outdated laundry habits.

Posted May 16, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Kitchen remodels are one of the most common home remodeling projects and can impact the home value dramatically if they are done right.

Posted May 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Security is an issue no matter where you live or in what, and condominiums are no exception.

Posted May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Have you been bitten by the boho bug? Design bloggers, eager to embrace their inner gypsies, have filled Instagram with pictures of rooms decked in rich jewel tones, tribal prints and quirky trinkets.

Posted May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Gardeners like to know precisely what they're planting and expect everything to be labeled by variety. But in the mass-market world of succulents, details such as species, cultivar or even any appellation are often elusive.

Updated May 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

A Massachusetts woman who has been living in a tiny house she built as a college student is leaving town after voters rejected a proposal that would have made her dwelling legal.

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