]> The Citizen Online - Home &amp; Garden http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/14/0 en Breeden and Associates help people and businesses with changing financial scene http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41375 <p>As people settle into the new year and work at their resolutions, one local company can assist with a resolution that is increasingly common. Breeden and Associates Tax and Business Services, LLC provides accounting and tax services for individuals and businesses, assisting clients with IRS and state tax issues when they arrive, performing bookkeeping services, establishing accounting systems and maintaining them, assisting clients about to start new businesses and work with lawyers and financial advisors to assist clients with financial and estate planning as well as litigation support services.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:05:05 -0500 Birds, bees and butterflies http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41374 <p>By Jane King<br /> Master Gardener, Fayette County</p> <p>Do your friends talk about the number of hummingbirds they have in their yards? Do you love the colors of the butterflies in your own yard and want to see more? Do your tomatoes and pepper plants not produce as much as you would like? It may be because you do not have enough pollinators--birds, bees, and butterflies-- in your garden.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:03:18 -0500 Karettis Industries offers quality, custom designed stone and tile work http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40827 <p>Whether you are looking to remodel your bathroom or kitchen or you just need some deck staining or pressure washing, Karettis Industries can handle the task. They also can do radiant attic coating for keeping the cool temperatures in the summer and heat in during the winter.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:09:57 -0500 Pattillo Tree Farm recommends fall planting http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40536 <p>Pattillo Tree Farm, based in Griffin, Ga, is a full service landscape company and tree grower. With over 12,000 trees on hand, of nearly 20 different varieties, they specialize in established, or mature, trees and the integration into new landscapes. Pattillo Tree Farm provides top-notch container and field-grown Japanese maples, red maples, oaks, flowering cherry trees, and evergreens. Quality landscape design and installation at reasonable prices is the central focus of the business.</p> Home & Garden Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:03:15 -0500 We Can Do It! does it all http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40456 <p>Allison Thorp, owner of “We Can Do It,” a company that provides a number of construction services, learned about architecture and construction from her father, a developer.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:23:26 -0500 Winterize your home while going green with vinyl windows http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40455 <p>Going green is important for the community as well as the homeowner. As far as energy cost goes the largest culprit in your home is your windows. The U. S. Department of Energy reports that more energy is lost through windows in America than the annual amount of oil that flows through the Alaskan Pipeline.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:48:21 -0500 Crape Murder: Don't be Guilty http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39837 <p>By CAROL STROUD<br /> Fayette County Master Gardener</p> <p>When you get to thinking about fall and winter garden chores, the one chore that you can permanently leave out is whacking your crapemyrtles with a chain saw. Known as “crape murder” in the gardening world, it puzzles me as to how this practice got started. Pruning or topping your crapemyrtles straight across is a needless practice that takes too much time and energy that can be put into other more satisfying and beneficial gardening chores. Not only does this method of pruning ruin the beautiful natural shape of the tree, it also causes aphids, week stems, ugly knobby branches, and a shorter life span of the tree.</p> Home & Garden Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:24:31 -0400 You reap what you sow http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39836 <p>The fall is upon us. Back to school, falling leaves and football are hallmarks of this time of year. This is also one is the busiest and most important times of the year in the world of landscaping.</p> Home & Garden Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:23:15 -0400 The Maids Home Service helps keep things clean and healthy http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39835 <p>Who goes from a teenage janitor to a CPA for 30 years and then starts a residential cleaning company? Well, that’s just what Jerry Hicks did. He started The Maids Home Services franchise that provides services in Fayette and Coweta counties. Hicks located the office in Peachtree City to make it easier to get to customers in both counties.</p> Home & Garden Thu, 08 Oct 2009 15:21:02 -0400 Open Master Gardener meeting tomorrow http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39316 <p>The Fayette Master Gardener Association (FMGA) will hold an open public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Fayette County Library community room at 6:30 p.m.  The speaker will be Ernest Koone who will speak on "Native Azaleas and Native Plants." </p> Home & Garden News Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:33:21 -0400 Staycations - Aabby Custom Pools offers new, high-tech meaning to staying at home http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39125 <p>You’ve probably heard of the new buzz word, staycation. It means trading an expensive trip for one in which you ‘vacation’ in your own home. The increase in gas prices and the economy in general has forced people to think of creative ways to save money, yet still enjoy a vacation atmosphere. This has led many homeowners to make changes in their homes, including adding pools and other outdoor enhancements. So, even during this economic downturn, Aabby Custom Pools, a division of The Aabby Group, has seen an increase in pool and exterior kitchen construction and landscape design.</p> Home & Garden Thu, 03 Sep 2009 13:40:42 -0400 Things to kow before spring planting http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34721 <p>By Jane King<br /> Fayette County Master Gardener</p> <p>Some people believe that if their plants do not thrive, they need to fertilize and water more. One of the messages at the Healthy-Soil, Happy Plants class at the Fayette County Extension Center on Tuesday, January 21st, was that all the water and fertilizer in the world will not remedy poor soil preparation before planting. Master Gardeners George Long, Jane King, and Laura Johnson explained to the 21 participants the in-depth process that will insure plant success.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:00:54 -0500 Georgia Master Gardeners offer classes http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34720 <p>The Fayette Master Gardeners Education Committee has planned a series of educational classes on vegetable gardening and landscape design techniques in February 2009. </p> Home & Garden Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:59:46 -0500 Tools to help gardening with Arthur Ritis http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34719 <p>By Laura Johnson<br /> Fayette County Master Gardener</p> <p>Arthur is a pain! Literally. He hampers your movements and makes you stiff and sore. The bad news is that once he is here; he is here to stay. The good news is there are many wonderful tools to help us keep gardening with Arthur.</p> Home & Garden Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:58:34 -0500 Carl's Corner http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/34718 <p>Dear Carl,<br /> I was mowing my yard last summer, and ran over a toy car that my youngest son left in the grass. It flew out of the mower like a race car on Sunday. It left a hole in the white piece of siding on the corner. How do I go about fixing it?</p> Home & Garden Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:57:05 -0500