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Home & Garden

Prosper Watering Restrictions

By 380news | Home & Garden

PROSPER, TX – While the most inhospitably hot days are still weeks away, Prosper residents and businesses are under Stage 1 water restrictions on automatic sprinkler systems, the least limiting of the three stages. Stage 1 allows Prosper water customers to use their automatic sprinkler systems twice a week, in accordance with a set watering schedule. “Even though watering with automatic sprinklers is in Stage 1, we still have ‘days of week’ requirements,” says Water Education Coordinator Tristan Cisco. “The days of the week during which automatic sprinkler irrigation is…Read More

Free Consultation with Jeff Clarke

By 380news | Home & Garden

Have you taken the time to look ahead at the cost of education? It can be intimidating… college costs are high and rising, it may feel like there’s nothing you can do to afford a good education. The truth is, even if you think it’s too late, you may still have time to soften the financial blow, and time to protect your education financing against the uncertainties of life. We can meet for a brief review of your financial position, your expected educational needs, and your overall family insurance needs.…Read More

2017 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show

By 380news | Home & Garden

All Denton County gardeners are invited to enter the 2017 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show on Saturday, June 10, at 9:00 am at the Denton Community Market. This is an open show sponsored by the Denton County Master Gardener Association and any resident of Denton County is welcome to enter. There are two divisions: Youth (18 and under) and Adult (over 18). The show is an educational event focusing on best of species. All entries will be judged on a combination of market qualities: maturity, appearance, fragrance,…Read More

How’s Your Garden Growing?

By 380news | Home & Garden

Kami Gildersleeve, Horticulture Administrative Assistant     How’s your garden growing? Hopefully you have gotten all your vegetables in the ground and growing strong. If you haven’t, it’s probably too late for most of our warm season vegetables. But fear not, we have an even better potential for fall vegetable gardening.  Mark your calendar now to attend the free Keep Lewisville Beautiful Garden Secrets class on August 3, 6-8 pm, which is all about fall vegetable gardening. More information is available on the Master Gardener website www.dcmga.com.   It’s not…Read More


In the Kitchen with MOM

By 380news | Home & Garden

Summertime is coming and the livin’ is easy! Unless you will hungry young ones you must feed! One of the hardest times when my kids were small was having easy, healthy foods in the house for summertime, especially if my kids were old enough to stay by themselves while I worked! The never-ending question was, “What’s for Lunch?” The most successful summer lunches start with a trip to the grocery store with your kids! They will be more willing to eat and prepare foods that they have chosen themselves. I want to offer some ideas for those summertime lunches that include easy prep, good tasting, and easy to cook! Most of these ideas can be turned into an easy dinner…Read More

Don’t Get in a Pickle – Preserve Your Food Safely

By 380news | Home & Garden

Spring time in Denton County and our office is being flooded with questions as everything starts to bloom and people move outdoors to prepare their seasonal vegetable gardens. One thing that comes with planting a vegetable garden is an eventual abundance of produce. Canning is a great way to preserve your fresh produce so that it can be enjoyed year-round. But if you’re canning, make sure to do it safely; and now is the time to prepare. Choosing the right equipment is the first step in safe home food preservation. There are two methods for canning; using a water bath canner or a pressure canner. To prevent the growth of bacteria, foods high in acid with a pH below 4.6…Read More

Here It Grows: 2017 Celina Garden and Market Tour Expands

By 380news | Home & Garden

Popular event to feature new venues, organic foods, handcrafted goods Celina, Texas Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Celina Garden and Market Tour an exclusive showcase of eight private-home gardens, farms and area wineries, as well as the new Garden of Oz educational facility scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10. This popular biennial tour, which drew hundreds of attendees from throughout North Texas in 2015, will be presented rain or shine. Advance tickets are $20, and are available online at www.celinagardenclub.org for pickup on the day of the event in Celina’s historic downtown square, near Walnut and Ohio Streets. Tickets are also on sale at four area retailers: Annie Jack Design & General Store,…Read More

Windsong Ranch Wins Four Silver Awards from Industry’s National Sales and Marketing Council

By 380news | Home & Garden

PROSPER, TX – Windsong Ranch announced today it has received four Silver awards by the NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC). As the building industry’s premier competition, the Nationals salutes and honors the best in the U.S. and Canada for their determination, integrity, creativity and success. Windsong Ranch received 2017 Silver Award honors for Master Planned Community of the Year, Best Landscape Design for a Master Planned Community, Best Signage and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool. “Industry awards like The Nationals show our success in creating the best community…Read More

Seven Ways To Help Prepare Your Home For Winter

By 380news | Home & Garden

Winter is on its way and, for most of North Texas that means freezing temps, wind, snow, ice and heavy jackets. To prepare your home and your household for the colder months ahead, review this handy checklist, which is designed to help you be more prepared for whatever old man winter has in store. Please keep personal safety in mind when checking items off this list, and connect with a trusted professional or contractor for help with anything you are unable to do yourself. Invest in weather stripping Weather stripping is a good way to help seal warm air in and cold air out of your home. Available in almost any hardware store, weather stripping installs quickly around windows and…Read More

Denton County Master Gardener Association Recognized Internationally for Educational Program

By 380news | Home & Garden

The Denton County Master Gardener Association’s exclusive Science with Attitude (SWAt) Educational Outreach program has received a special award from Search for Excellence, a program that recognizes Master Gardeners’ outstanding volunteer work throughout the United States, Canada and South Korea “I’m delighted that the work of Denton County Master Gardeners is being recognized internationally,” said Janet Laminack, Denton County horticulturist. “Ours is a passionate, dedicated, talented group of people. SWAt works to educate children and teachers so that the next generation will understand their natural world and where food comes…Read More

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