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En Garde Deer Defense has a deer deterrent that actually works

It’s July, the height of the season for deer damage. That’s because females are having their fawns, which increases their need for nutrition. And, unfortunately, your beautiful landscape plants are on the menu. If you’re experiencing deer damage, it’s not too late to protect your valuable landscaping, and enjoy a beautiful yard this...

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A Final Thought, Special Edition: It’s time to transform Cleveland’s lakefront

Regular readers of this column know I moved to Northeast Ohio 32 years ago from Columbus, Georgia, as evidenced by last month’s column on grits, which yielded some clever reader feedback. And though I’ve lived 30 minutes from one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world for all these years, I’m embarrassed to admit I have rarely...

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A Final Thought: Salt the Water, Not the Grits

I was informed last week that I have not written about my Georgia/Alabama heritage in a while, so I’d like to tackle a controversial subject: Grits. I know many Ohioans don’t like grits, but that may be because you’re expecting too much of them. Grits is a simple food, requiring an accompaniment—salt, pepper and butter at the very...

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En Garde Deer Defense can help stop the deer destruction of your hydrangeas and roses and day-lilies and hostas and geraniums and more

A co-worker of mine recently invested in a beautiful rose at a local garden center. It reminded her of the roses her grandmother used to tend. “I don’t normally spend this kind of money on a plant,” she said. “It really spoke to me. It was beautiful.” She planted the rose with great care, digging the hole extra wide and enhancing the...

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The Gutter Boys will make your gutters ready to receive summer storms

When you live this close to one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, you can count on one thing: major summer storms. And when the downpours come, your gutters need to be ready to handle the intense volume of water to deliver it away from your home’s foundation. One local company can keep your gutters flowing freely whether you want...

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