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Good but not great

Good but not great

This is a tough market, with so many first class vehicles now running around. In this sea of mid-size and full-size SUVs, more and more vehicles are beginning to feel kind of "average" even though they may perform well in most attributes.

Always room for another jar of red pepper jelly

Attraction of farmers' market too much to pass up

Spring top-dressing best for container perennials

This week I answer readers' questions: Q: Since I'm in Vancouver, some of the annuals in my containers sprout again the following year. I also have perennial plants and bulbs in some of these containers.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI

The Passat has been transformed from bumper to bumper, and the transformation is remarkable. The completely redesigned Volkswagen Passat is bigger, a better value and has lost some of its German accent since coming to America.
Ford Mustang GT convertible makes a statement

Ford Mustang GT convertible makes a statement

The Mustang has always been a unique vehicle with its own character and performance traits that set it apart from many other "average" sports coupes in the marketplace.

Lawn care tips for first-time homeowners

Following a few simple rules and tips can turn maintaining a lush lawn from a chore into a relaxing and rewarding hobby

Top 5 spring projects for home sellers

Make the exterior of your house the first priority if you're selling this spring
Tips for designing a private sanctuary

Tips for designing a private sanctuary

Backyard living spaces have become an extension of the home with many homeowners creating a space where they can relax and eat meals

Turn that simple backyard into a superior space

As summer approaches we are slowly readying our yards for outdoor entertaining. There are a few ways in which you can turn a simple backyard into a superior outdoor living space.

Plant Properly

Planting new grass might seem like a big undertaking, but it's actually quite easy, even for first-time homeowners. Once a person has determined the correct type of grass to install, planting is much more simple that one might think. .