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4 tips for backyard barbecue success When the weather warms up, the opportunities to enjoy more time outdoors increase. For many people that means firing up the grill to cook dinners in the backyard and also to host friends and family for outdoor gatherings around the patio. Barbecuing is enjoyed around the world and is especially popular in the United States, where even presidents have touted the virtues of cooking outside. Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter and even Ronald Regan hosted barbecues with tasty grilled or smoked food during their terms. Barbecues are especially popular in spring and summer. Memorial Day often marks the unofficial kickoff to the summer barbecue season. After Memorial Day weekend, the smell of barbecue often can be detected on a nightly basis in suburban neighborhoods. Follow these tips to make backyard barbecues even more successful this year.

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1. Make food safety a priority. A successful barbecue is one in which everyone goes home sated and stuffed with delicious foods. However, ensuring people don’t fall ill also is vital. Keep in mind that the temperature outdoors impacts the rate of spoilage for raw and cooked foods. Always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold (place items on ice or in coolers). The Food and Drug Administration, advises moving leftovers indoors promptly and discarding any items that have been sitting outside for longer than two hours at room temperature. Items should be moved indoors or discarded even more quickly in especially hot conditions. 2. Learn how to smoke. Grilling is one skill, and smoking is another. As the popularity of food smokers has increased, prices have come down. Novices can visit barbecue competitions and talk to professionals about their tips for smoking foods, or learn more by watching

tutorials online. Smoked foods take a lot of time to cook, allowing hosts an opportunity to mingle with guests. 3. Keep things simple. Serve only a handful of items to cut down on the amount of preparation required. Two main proteins and maybe three side dishes is adequate. Chips or other pre-made snacks can fit the bill. Condensing options also reduces how much you have to manage. Be sure to have options for those with food allergies or intolerances when planning the menu. 4. Set up clusters of seating. Grouping sets of chairs at tables around the yard encourages guests to mingle. Also, it helps space out people for social distancing and avoids a bottleneck around the food. Make the most of barbecue season by embracing strategies to be successful hosts and hostesses.

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Low-maintenance lawn alternatives

A traditional lawn may not be right for every property nor desired by every homeowner. There is no denying that lawns take time and effort to establish and daily or weekly maintenance to thrive. Homeowners who find that a traditional lawn is not practical can explore some low-maintenance alternatives.

over quite rapidly. You will need to protect areas where you do not want moss by creating barriers to stop spread.

WILDFLOWER MEADOW Homeowners with wide swaths of property may discover meadows are cost- and time-efficient. Stores sell special wildflower meadow mixes of seeds or homeowners can use wildflower plug plants throughout areas where grasses are left to grow longer. This natural area can be a home to wildlife and an idyllic backdrop to a home. Most meadows only require a spring or summer and autumn cut to low-maintenance. They won’t need much thrive and look good. fertilizer and are often resistant to pests as well. Ornamental grasses grow in tufts ORNAMENTAL GRASSES Partition areas of the property for orna- or sprays and will not require mowing. mental grasses to grow. The gardening re- However, they are not ideal for areas that source Elemental Green says ornamental get foot traffic. grasses tend to be drought-resistant and

GRAVEL Stone and gravel areas can reduce maintenance in the landscape and require very little upkeep. When gravel is installed correctly, weeds may not grow readily. Gravel installation may include laying heavy-duty, semi-permeable landscape fabric, which is available in home improvement centers. Gravel is cheaper than pavers and can be just as beautiful.

MOSS Moss can thrive in shady areas and ones where the soil tends to stay a bit damp. Moss is velvety soft and green, so it can mimic the look of a traditional lawn but won’t require mowing and other upkeep. Because it spreads quickly, moss can take


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ARTIFICIAL TURF If the desired look is a lawn without all the upkeep, there are various artificial grass options on the market. Homeowners who opt for artificial turf can save money and space devoted to lawn mowers and other lawn tools. Grass may be ideal for some, but there are alternatives for people who have troublesome landscapes or desire a low-maintenance product for their homes.

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1410 BOYD PARK DRIVE. Move in ready, contemporary home situated on just under a half an acre of land. This three bedroom, two story property boasts updates throughout including fresh paint and new LVP flooring. Guests are greeted by great room and breakfast nook with soaring ceilings. Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and built- in microwave. Laundry room with overhead cabinets provides extra storage space. Owner’s suite with en-suite bathroom including single- vanity and shower-tub combo rounds off the first floor. Second floor features two bedrooms an a full bathroom. Pull down 3/4 floored attic provides extra storage space. Off of the great room, you will have access to a sizable back deck that overlooks a private wood lined backyard. Outdoor shed provides even more storage. New siding 2021, fresh paint 2021, new roof 2021, new LVP flooring 2021, new HAVC 2019, new electric water heater 2010, new windows 2009. Home warranty to convey. Wintergreen Elementary, Hope Middle School, DH Conley High School. Your hostess will be Carol Carson. #100276492


Beaufort Pointe $295,000

72 WHICHARD LANE. Beautiful waterfront lot in the gated community of Beaufort Pointe. A spectacular view of the Pamlico in cul-de-sac location ready to build. Bulkhead with slate staircase leading to a beautiful sandy beachfront. Go to bponthepamlico. com for more information on the neighborhood, neighborhood maps, HOA information, bylaws, etc. Please call Kevin O’Sullivan. #100257836


Colony Woods $375,000

3932 COLONY WOODS DRIVE. Absolutely stunning five bedroom, three full bath home in popular Colony Woods. This beautiful home offers both the master bedroom and additional bedroom downstairs. Hardwood floors run throughout the main living areas, living room with builtins and gas logs, gourmet kitchen with a wolf gas range, quartz countertops, tile back splash, built in oven and microwave, large bar top island with sink and breakfast nook. Large laundry room, coffee bar and dining room complete the downstairs. Upstairs boasts two additional bedrooms and a bonus room that could be a fifth bedroom. Large bathroom with double vanity. Two walk-in attic spaces. One of which is 300 square feet that has already been roughed in with electrical and plumbed/wired for HVAC. Extras in this magnificent home include: plantation shutters, TRUE two car garage with sink, 15x15 screened porch, quartz countertops in both bathrooms downstairs and roughed in attic. This home has it all and is move in ready. Please call Patrick Robertson. #100276345


Rock Springs $799,000

753 PINEPOINT ROAD. Wonderful estate on Pinepoint Road situated on nearly 1.5 acres! The two story foyer welcomes you into the home. Home boasts offices on both first and second floors, bonus/ exercise room, and an amazing custom theatre room with snack bar! Gourmet kitchen with large center work island, large breakfast nook, and stainless steel appliances. The grand great room features soaring ceilings, built ins, lighted niches, and wet bar. Grande suite includes an amazing walk in closet, additional closet, double vanity sinks, marble tile work, whirlpool bathtub, and large walk-in shower. Three car attached garage. A MUST see! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100260914


Bedford West $550,000

3901 DUNHAGAN ROAD. Like new, beautiful home in Bedford West! Open floor plan with 4 bedrooms/3 full bathrooms, plus a large bonus room. Incredible trim work throughout the home - featuring wainscoting throughout the first floor living areas and coffered ceilings in the dining room/sitting room. The gourmet kitchen includes a coffee bar, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, 2 full size ovens, breakfast nook, and large center island. Large grand suite boasts a walk-in closet with built- ins, double vanity sink, spacious walk-in shower, headed master bath floor, and whirlpool tub. Additional bedroom on the first floor. Amazing backyard with covered porch and patio area. Cable on back porch. Surround sound downstairs and in bonus room. Black circular driveway that is extended and widened for additional parking. Privacy fence and hedge around perimeter of backyard. Direct gas for patio grill. Full irrigation system. Laundry room with built-ins. Plantation shutters throughout the home. 2 walkin attic spaces. Please call Jessica Snyder. #100276213

Treetops $225,000

4107 TREETOPS CIRCLE. Super Cute 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home built by Jeff Aldridge. Original owners have showered love and carefully maintained this house. This home has great curb appeal with a big wrap around front porch. The yard is a gardener’s dream and has been well landscaped with lovely trees and beautiful blooming flowers. The house has been updated with new paint, carpet, and vinyl flooring in 2021. New light fixtures, ceiling fans and door handles/knobs have also just been installed. On the main level, besides the foyer and half bath, there is a lot of room to spread out - study, formal dining room, kitchen, eat in area and family room. On the 2nd level - There is a huge master bedroom with double closets, an expansive ensuite master bath with tub and shower. 2 bedrooms, a hall bathroom and a laundry room are also on the 2nd floor. The large back deck was redone and stained in 2020. The shed provides ample storage for the lawn mower and seasonal stuff like Christmas decor. Sellers will leave refrigerator, washer, dryer, and microwave for buyers. Come check out this comfortable family friendly house. Please call Carol Leong. #100275949




422 MCCRAE STREET. Grifton office for lease only 20 minutes from Vidant! Perfect for physician or dentist; town needs both. Wired for internet and security. Ideal for insurance agency, satellite office, or other business. Large reception area in front and work room in back, 4 other rooms, 3 bathrooms, ample storage, 1188 sq. ft. Appointment only. *Owner may accept/reject any other uses deemed noxious or undesirable. *Commercial vinyl and carpet. *Mini-split in reception area to assist HVAC during extreme temperatures since door opens directly to outside. *Prefer 1 year or longer lease. *Wiring for security. System at tenant’s expense. Please call Janet Ricciarelli. #100262864

Greenville $488,500

3560 DICKINSON AVENUE. Great location conveniently located close to the medical park and the university. 5.747 acres zoned R6 multi-family. Perfect location for young professionals and medical personnel. Located across from popular Brook Hollow Subdivision. Please call Amanda Garris. #100264317



Eaglebrook $425,000

4175 DALE DRIVE. Beautiful custom built brick 1 1/2 story home is located on a .50 acre lot in the popular Eaglebrook subdivision which is adjacent to the Farmville Country Club. Home was built in 1995 & 2nd floor completed in 2002 with 3,768 square feet which includes 3 bedrooms, & two full baths and two 1/2 baths on first floor including the master suite. One bedroom could be used for an office or library. The open floor plan features a large, updated kitchen, formal dining room, family room with masonry fireplace and gas logs, and laundry room. The 2nd floor features a wonderful, large recreation room with wet bar, bedroom, craft room, & full bath. You will love the screened porch which exits to covered brick porch overlooking brick patio and back yard. Please call Debbie Allen. #100271811


Country $799,500

Pinecrest $130,000

0 PINECREST ROAD. Stunning deep water access lots side by side in Bath. Both over half an acre,cleared with stone bulk heads in place. Perfect to build your waterfront property. No septic permit or soil study on file. Seller is willing to sell together or separate. Please call Sarah Weir. #100245986


Hookerton $185,000

4666 KINGS CROSSROADS ROAD. Phenomenal farmhouse in a peaceful country setting. This home originally was an early 1900s farmhouse that has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out and added onto to make it a truly remarkable and boastful home. Elaborate architecture, trim work and moldings throughout with all the bells and whistles. Smart home technologies. Lots of built-ins, coffered ceilings and attention to detail. Gorgeous 2-story living room, gourmet kitchen and extravagant master suite. 4 bedrooms plus a magnificent bonus room! Screened-in back porch overlooking a beautiful countryside. This home sits on 1.76 acres, but additional acreage can be purchased. Absolutely stunning - a must see! Please call Kevin O’Sullivan. #100222035

48 ORMONDSVILLE ROAD. SELLER WILL REVIEW ALL OFFERS ON FRIDAY APRIL 30TH AT 10:00 AM. In all my years of real estate, I don’t think I have ever seen a house as adorable as this one. From the time you enter the bright and cheery sunroom into the open kitchen, dining and great room you feel at home. The main house offers updates in roof, HVAC, kitchen, baths, flooring, paint and fixtures. Two bedrooms and one full bath adore one side of the house while you have another full bath, laundry room and flex space. Multiple purposes for this space. Once you adventure outside to the ‘’shop’’ you will be greeted with a bonus room entertaining space. This room features seating area, walk in storage and half bath. This space was previously used as an at home beauty salon. There is ample room to add a shower to make another full bath. Adjoining this bonus/recreation room is a workshop and garage. All of this located on half an acre lot. Did we mention the beautiful landscaping, patio and two vehicle carport? Please call Connie M. Corey. #100268553




Holly Ridge $575,000

2843 DRAKE MALLARD DRIVE. Incredible property in Holly Ridge Estates! This home has an amazing panoramic view of the Tar River. Enjoy the views of the water from multiple rooms of the home. High water front property featuring mature trees and privacy. Brick paver pathway winds to the river. The dock includes a boat lift for easy water access. Cruise to ‘’Little Washington’’ to meet friends for dinner, or drift down river to relax after a busy day! The well maintained home boasts an open floor plan with walls of windows that overlook the beautiful backyard and river. Hardwood flooring throughout both floors. 4 bedrooms/4 full baths. The spacious grand bedroom suite is located on the first floor. Areas for a home office/home school are located on both the first and second floors. Second floor HVAC system replaced in 2020, first floor replaced in 2018. Double hung windows replaced 2020. Roof replaced in 2012. Ample storage and spacious heated and cooled storage area plus third floor walk up at attic storage. Please call Jessica Snyder. #100271401

Snow Hill $230,000 214 SE FOURTH STREET. Charm, historic, character, modern are just a few words to describe this unique 19th Century home. Known as the Alonzo Edwards Home and is located in the historic district of Snow Hill. The stately entry with wide foyer welcomes you to the formal living room on the left and the massive owners suite on the right. Continue down to the greatroom, office, formal dining, chef’s kitchen and exit to the relaxing back porch. Your dining experience includes a 40’’ gas range, stainless appliances, granite counter tops and designer cabinetry. Owners suite features wooden floors, fireplace, original claw foot tub, U shape walk in closet, dressing area, step in oversized shower and exit to hot tub. Downstairs offers laundry room and two half baths. Upstairs also gives you room to roam with four bedrooms, full bath and reading/flex space. The landscaping surrounding this property allow for privacy and gardening opportunities. Two out buildings give to space for green house, garage or workshop. Fenced area also serves multiple purposes. Please call Connie M. Corey. #100274269

South Hall $550,000

3903 KIPLING COURT. Beautiful home in South Hall! 4 bedrooms/3 full baths. First floor living spaces include a den, the formal dining room, and the expansive kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, built in desk, and breakfast nook. The kitchen leads into the spacious great room featuring a fireplace. Off of the great room is an amazing sunroom, which is the perfect place to relax. The sunroom overlooks the manicured lawn and awesome deck. Spacious office with beautiful built in bookcases and cabinets and full bath on first floor could also be used as a first floor bedroom suite if needed. The grand suite features a walk-in closet, walk-in shower, and double vanity sinks. 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor plus a media room. This home includes an abundance of storage spaces. This gorgeous home in the popular South Hall subdivision is a must see! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100274694

Bedford Place $325,000

3604 GOSFORD GATE. Traditional brick home on a quiet street in an established, centrally located neighborhood. Guests are greeted by mature landscape and invited into a stunning turn-key home with hardwoods throughout the first floor. Grand two-story entry opens to formal dining room and formal living room or home office. Beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, electric range, built-in microwave, pantry and eat-in breakfast nook opens to living room. Airy living room features gas fire place lined with gorgeous trim and large windows. Second floor owner’s suite boasts vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, ensuitebathroom with double vanity, large jetted tub, walk-in shower and sizable walk-in closet. Bonus room with large walk-in closet, builtin desk and en-suite bathroom can also be used as a bedroom or home office. Two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and hall laundry finish off the second floor. Entertain your friends this summer on an oversized patio and deck overlooking the fully fenced in yard, a brick fireplace with chimney and a storage shed. Rear entry, attached double car garage provides entry into the kitchen. New hardwoods downstairs 2019. New Roof 2019. New HVAC upstairs 2020 South Greenville Elementary, EB Aycock Middle School, JH Rose High School. Please call Sarah Weir. #100275271

Locksley Woods $125,000

2233-F LOCKSLEY WOODS DRIVE. Darling second story condo in centrally located Locksley Woods won’t last long. The open concept floor plan is wonderful for entertaining. Living room features vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Large kitchen with oversized bar, plenty of counter and cabinet space and eat in dining room. Spacious sunroom overlooks wooded area. Huge walk in laundry room and pantry. Spacious owners suite features vaulted ceilings, double vanity, walk-in shower, jetted tub, built in shelving and walk in closet. The split floorpan features an additional bedroom and bath. Eastern Elementary, CM Eppes Middle, JH Rose High School. Please call Sarah Weir. #100275340

Brook Valley $480,000

1504 BLOOMSBURY ROAD. Large corner lot in popular Brook Valley subdivision. Versatile Joey Cherry built Frank Betz plan with 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. Lots of room to spread out on 1st floor - Master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, sunroom, study, 2 family gathering rooms in addition to kitchen, eat in area and outdoor patio. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms plus a large bonus room are upstairs with lots of walk in storage spaces. This house was custom built with lots of thoughtful details to make spaces flow and useful for larger gatherings. Please call Carol Leong. #100266208

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Swimming pool landscaping ideas

Backyard pools provide a way to cool off and enjoy a taste of luxury without having to travel. Backyard pools provided even more convenience and a welcome respite in 2020, as many public pools were closed in response to social distancing restrictions put in place during the pandemic. After installing pools, many homeowners realize that touching up the landscaping around the pool can provide the finishing touch to their backyard retreats. Not all landscaping is the same, and homeowners should choose plants that look beautiful, are tolerant to pool splash-out and won’t outgrow the area. The home and garden resource The Spruce notes that a plant that is attractive at two feet tall can grow rapidly and drop leaves or other debris into the pool. When selecting options for pool landscaping, there are some considerations to keep in mind: ■ Choose plants that will provide privacy. ■ Know which kind of climate a plant needs prior to purchasing it. Tropical plants may be fitting poolside, but will

they endure when the season is over? ■ Design according to the theme of the home, as plants should complement the existing style. Modern foliage may not blend well with a home styled after a traditional English cottage. ■ Decide whether you can accept spreading or trailing plants that can cascade over retaining walls and other infrastructure. ■ Look at trees that won’t drop too many leaves, flowers or fruit into the water. ■ Think about having layers of plants to soften the landscape, which can make a small pool seem bigger and more luxurious, indicates the landscaping company Earth Development, Inc. ■ Don’t overlook the possibility of a lawn abutting pavers or concrete surrounding a pool, as it can soften the edges and keep spaces open and inviting. ■ Incorporate herbs or fragrant plants, which can transform a pool day into a spa experience. Consider low-maintenance lavender as an option. Pool landscaping must marry a variety of

different features and plant requirements. Backyard pools can make a backyard As a result, a professional consultation retreat that much more enjoyable. Landmay be the route to take. Landscape ar- scaping offers the softness and beauty that chitects will have the know-how to select adds a finishing touch to poolside retreats. plant varieties that will be tolerant, beau- Metro Content tiful and fulfill homeowners’ wishes.

Adding plants to water features

Water features can make for relaxing and eye-catching additions to outdoor spaces. According to the online gardening resource Garden Know-How, a water feature is any landscape enhancement that uses water and other material to bring tranquility and beauty to a space. Thanks to their soothing sounds and aesthetic appeal, water features like ponds and fountains are often included in healing gardens. But they can be used in any and all landscapes. Homeowners can explore various water features, such as waterfalls, koi ponds and even rain bells, which offer soothing chime sounds when it rains. One consideration when installing a water feature is whether or not to incorporate live plants. Certain plants are better suited for water features shallow water. Broadleaf arrowhead is another option, as it can do well in a pond’s than others. shallow edges. It’s a perennial so it will come back and requires little maintenance. SURROUNDING PLANTS It is possible to create a miniature ecosystem in a yard by surrounding a water FLOATING PLANTS feature with certain plants. Gardening Many plants can live on the surface of the Know-How advises using canna lily or water and provide hiding spots for wildlife taro at the edge of a pond. These plants in a natural water feature setting. Lotus, thrive with roots in mud and their tops in also called water lily, is a popular and fra-

control algae growth.

grant option. Water hyacinth produces vibrant lavender flowers that pop on stems that can reach three feet in height. This stunning species can be invasive, but it can be managed by planting within a hoop or submerged woven basket, indicates Happy DIY Home. Other free-floating plants to consider are duckweed, fairy moss and butterfly fern. Floating plants look beautiful and they can help filter water and

SUBMERGED PLANTS Submerged plants are a necessity in water features that have fish. Submerged plants are grown in weighted pots placed on the bottom of the pond. They provide shelter for fish and help oxygenate the water. Hornwort, anacharis, water milfoil, and dwarf sagittaria are some examples of submerged plants. Water features attract wildlife, including potentially pesky insects. Planting pitcher plants in submerged pots can help reduce the presence of unwanted insects in a water feature. Some water-loving plants are invasive, so it is always best to check with a local agricultural extension or the Department of Environmental Protection to see if certain floating or submerged plants are restricted where you live. For those who want to contain plants, placing pots of cascading greenery and flowers near to fountains, pools and ponds is another way to add appeal without having to dig in the ground. - Metro Content

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