Home Columns Space It Up!

Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Enough is Enough: How to Winter-Proof Your Mail Delivery for Next...

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Check out these ideas to keep your mailbox safe from Frosty next year

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

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Bulbs are similar to seeds, storing nutrients and moisture, and they are among the heartiest of ways to create beautiful beds of flowers. Learn about the species that can survive in our mountain environment and the best practices to ensure that yours thrive.

Therapeutic Growth

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While positive energy from humans has been said to improve plant health, this Space It Up author argues the growth is reciprocal.

The Keys to Water Winterization

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In Tahoe/Truckee, we’re all old hats at winterizing our homes to be as energy efficient as possible during big (and deep and white!) winters. But did you know it is just as important to winterize your water system? Learn how here.

Three Houseplants Perfect for the Sierra Nevada

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Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

Slow an’ Easy

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The keys to safely driving in snow country? Slow down and be prepared.

Germinating Success

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Eric Larusson from the Villager Nursery in Truckee shares his tried-and-true tips for starting seeds indoors so you can get a jump on our region’s notably short growing season.

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

Burning Questions

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Planning to burn the debris from your spring clean-up? Permits were required as of May 1 in Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado counties. Here’s what you need to know before you light that fire.