Does your old house need help from This Old House?
The PBS series Ask This Old House is coming to Northeast Ohio the week of Sept. 22 to offer on-camera advice to selected homeowners. Submit your home improvement questions online, and you just might find yourself on TV.
Owners of homes old and new are welcome to submit questions. Even if you're not chosen to appear on camera. your general question could still be answered on the program, in This Old House magazine or on the show's website.
Ask This Old House features experts including This Old House host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Thethewey and landscape contrator Roger Cook, who take on everyday home improvement and repair questions. In the process, they help not just the homeowners they visit, but millions of viewers.To read more or comment...
No cleaning supplies?
The Family Handyman offers these unconventional cleaning ideas:
-- Slip a piece of foam pipe insulation over the tines of a garden rake to create a squeegee for floor cleaning.To read more or comment...
Bad news for all of you who are patiently waiting for your tomatoes to ripen: Late blight is back.
The fungal disease can hit this time of year when the weather turns cool and either wet or very humid. And guess what we’ve had lately? Cool temperatures and wet conditions.
Ohio State University Extension’s Erik Draper found the fungus, Phytophtora infestans, on tomatoes in western Trumbull County, he reported in this week’s Buckeye Yard & Garden Line e-newsletter. He’s concerned that Northeast Ohio is poised for an outbreak.
If you want to save your tomatoes -- or your potatoes, which are also vulnerable -- now’s the time to treat them with a fungicide containing chlorothalanil or copper. Chlorothalanil is more effective against late blight, but if you grow organically, copper is your only option.To read more or comment...