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Home and garden improvements that will benefit local wildlife STATEPOINT When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property. Here are a few important steps you can take. Plant Native Species By planning native species exclusively in your garden and yard, you will be promoting a healthy local ecosystem while providing proper nourishment and a natural habitat for visiting wildlife,

whether that be insects, birds or furry creatures. Because native plant species are meant to thrive in your local climate, they will require less maintenance, which means a beautiful yard with less stress. Prevent Bird Strikes You may not realize it, but your home poses a risk to birds. Window strikes are common among many species of migrating birds, and millions of wild birds are killed annually flying into windows. However, a simple home improvement project can make your home safer for birds. Birds can see certain light frequencies that humans can’t, so by applying UV decals and UV liquid to your

home’s windows and sliding glass doors, you can make windows visible to birds in a way that won’t obstruct your own view. “Protecting birds adds beauty to your garden, is good for the environment and most importantly, saves lives,” says Spencer Schock, founder of WindowAlert, a company that offers UV decals and UV Liquid. The UV decals and liquid from WindowAlert have been proven to effectively alter the flight path of birds to prevent window strikes. The coating will look like etched glass to the human eye, but be very visible to a bird. As UV reflectivity may fade over time, it’s important to replace the decals and liquid every four months. Application techniques can be found by visiting WindowAlert. com. Build a Bird house Add beauty to your yard with a wooden bird house. Find a design you love or get creative and craft your own, using your own home’s architecture for inspiration. A strategically placed bird house — either within three feet of a window or over 30 feet away — will help avoid bird strikes. Be a good neighbor — not just to the other humans. Make improvements to your home that will help protect both local and migratory wildlife.

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Spring is coming, what are you using to fertilize your garden? Ever try alpaca beans? That’s polite newspaper talk for alpaca poo. That’s right, we know you’ve seen those bags of fertilizer stacked at the local hardware store and we all know what the cow on the front of the bag refers to. Turns out, alpacas produce a pretty good garden fertilizer too. Luckily, there’s a pack of alpacas in Baldwin County who are, ahem, amassing it for our gardens as we speak. Cheryl Bowen owns Humming Star Alpacas in Silverhill where her 20 alpacas produce more than 100 pounds of fur, referred to as fiber. The luscious, soft fibers are used to make pillows, socks, hats, gloves and sweaters. The herd also produces mounds of beans, so-called for their resemblance to coffee beans. As the beans cure and sit they break down and more closely resemble dark-colored soil, with little odor. Bowen said alpaca fertilizer does not have to cure before it is used and won’t harm or over fertilize plants. The alpaca fertilizer can be applied directly to flower and vegetable gardens, tilled into your soil or used as a top dressing. It can also be diluted for use with potted plants. The farm has a devoted following of gardeners who use the beans on a regular basis. “It really is good stuff,” she said. >>>>

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Prepare now for severe weather season UAB NEWS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The physical, emotional and financial toll severe weather can inflict is overwhelming. The South, Midwest and even some Western states often experience tornadoes. Devastating floods and lightning deaths can happen almost anywhere in the United States. March is the traditional beginning of severe weather season in the South, and Gov. Kay Ivey has declared Feb. 17-22 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham want everyone to use this week as an opportunity to review or create their severe weather plans, alter them if needed and properly plan for the coming season. “This is the perfect time to make sure you have all of the items on your severe weather checklist on hand and in working order,” said Randy Pewitt, executive director of Emergency Management at UAB, a National Weather Service-recognized StormReady university. “Preparation now will make a tremendous difference later. It’s not a matter of whether or not we will have severe weather. It’s going to happen. Let’s be as prepared as we can be.”

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8 questions to ask before going solar at home

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STATEPOINT With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home. “While there are tremendous benefits to solar energy, consumers should be sure they are working with a qualified provider, getting a quality product that’s customizable and right for their home and situation,” says Doug Robinson, CEO of LGCY Power, a solar provider. “There are great resources out there such as SolarProviders.org that will walk you through the process of determining what solar is right for you.” To help make the right decision, Robinson suggests asking your energy consultant the following questions: What are your credentials? Learn whether you’re working with a company with expertise in the field — how long has it been in business and how many solar installations has the company performed to-date? You should also do your research about the company’s track record in satisfying customers. Do you have a national presence? Local operations don’t necessarily have the resources or partnerships with solar panel manufacturers to be successful long-term. Sticking with national companies can be a safer bet. Which manufacturers do you use? Ensure the equipment manufacturer will be around long enough to honor its warranties. Find out what brand of panels, inverter and batteries you’ll receive and if there are third-party reviews or tests of them to verify their quality. What financing options are available? One size does not fit all so there should always be multiple options when it comes to financing. In some cases, you can even get solar systems for free. The key is researching options to find what’s best for you and your situation. If there aren’t financing options, that is a sign that you GulfCoastNewsToday.com

should walk away and find another solar provider. Are there tax incentives available? Your energy consultant can help you identify what federal and state tax incentives are available to you. Taking advantage of tax breaks can help make the upfront cost of solar installation more manageable. How long will it take to begin realizing savings on my energy bill? It depends on your market and the size and type of system you get. Some consumers see an immediate savings and some see more long-term savings. On average people can save about 30 percent on their energy bill. There are >>>>

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A Happy, Healthy Home Lawn BY ELLEN HUCKABAY County Extension Coordinator Baldwin County Extension Office

importance is the sharpness of the mower blades. Whether you use a reel or rotary mower, maintaining the cutting blades is of utmost importance. Dull mower blades rip the top of the grass leaf blades leaving an uneven edge, causing them to turn brown, Spring is in the air! Spring also means that our lawns will and giving the lawn an overall dull appearance. Sharp mower be waking up from their winter naps, coming out of winter blades cut grass leaves cleanly, ensuring rapid healing and redormancy and greening up. For homeowners, this means it is growth. time to get prepared for the vigorous summer growing (and Mow your lawn often enough that you don’t remove more mowing!) season ahead. than 1/3 of the green leaf tissue at a time and continue mowing If you have not had your soil tested in the last three or four every 5 to 7 days throughout the growing season. For centipede years, a good place to start is by sending in a soil sample. use the lowest setting on your lawn mower that you can use Results from your soil test will give you information on soil pH, without scalping your lawn. One of the biggest mistakes I see lime requirements, and soil nutrient levels of phosphorous, people making in their lawns is mowing centipede high like St. potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. In Augustine. Centipede likes to be mowed as close to one inch as Baldwin County, soil testing kits can be picked up in several possible, while St. Augustine is happiest at a mowing height of 3 locations. Boxes are located at the Baldwin County Extension to 4 inches. Bermuda grass can be mowed as low as ½ an inch, Office, the Elberta Co-op, the Gulf Coast Research and Extension depending on the variety; and zoysia likes to be mowed at a Center in Fairhope, and other businesses around the county. height of 1 to 1 ½ inches. Contact your local Extension agent for information on taking, Compaction is a big problem that we see in home lawns sending, and interpreting a soil test. every year as well. Compacted soil is like a sponge that has While these summer-like temperatures make it tempting been compressed with the water squeezed out of it. Roots to fertilize your lawn, avoid that temptation and wait until cannot grow into compacted soil, and water cannot penetrate April or May to feed your lawn for the first time this year. And a compacted soil surface and get the water to the roots where by all means, definitely do not use a “weed and feed” product grass and plants can access it. The solution to compaction is on your lawn! We have already missed the window to apply a aerification; specifically, hollow tine aerification. Once your pre-emergent product for early summer weeds (make a note to grass has fully greened up in April, you can aerify your lawn. do that in mid-February next year), and it’s too early to fertilize. Equipment can be rented for DIY-ers or you can hire a lawn Giving our warm season grasses a dose of nitrogen fertilizer right maintenance company. Core aerification removes cores of now could set them up to be killed by a late frost. compacted soil from the soil profile, which improves air and It is not too early, however, to begin regular mowing if the water movement into the root zone. After aerifying, a light weeds and grass are getting tall. Mowing is the most important top-dressing with organic matter (compost) will smooth the soil maintenance practice for a good quality lawn, but it is also surface and improve the nutrient and water holding capacity the most overlooked. Get your lawn mower in tip-top working of the remaining soil. Aerification can be done once a year, or condition now to prevent tedious setbacks in later spring. more, during the summer growing season; but don’t aerify if your Change the oil if needed and fill the gas tank. Of particular lawn is drought stressed or during spring green-up or winter

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Home updates that pay off STATEPOINT Whether you’re remodeling for a fresh take on an old style or contemplating a new build, there are choices you can make that will definitely pay off, say experts. To add value to your project, consider these recommended tips from Stephen Quick of Stephen Alexander Homes, builder of the 2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine Idea House. Lighting Once an afterthought, lighting takes center stage in a home’s design. “Consider your lighting needs at the start of the project. Wait too long and it can become expensive to move or add lights,” advises Quick. When planning lighting basics, think of the design as a whole: choose your decorative lighting fixtures at the same time you choose recessed. A large fixture throws a lot of light, so keep adjacent recessed lights to a minimum. Dimming capabilities are a must, and Quick recommends using “smart” dimmers like Hubbell’s iDevice to customize the dimming range. The control offered by these dimmers means you can use larger statement lighting pieces with many bulbs to create amazing, but not overwhelming, spaces.

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Quick tends to use lighting with a classic foundation, but loves to play with the eclectic. Adding a bold piece that is “whimsical” in an unexpected area offers a surprising focal point, he says. “We’ve relied on Progress Lighting for twenty years,” says Quick. “Especially in the past few years, as they’ve taken giant leaps in design.” Stephen Alexander Homes incorporate “lifestyle focus” open floor plans as their signature look. Now, they are pioneering a new trend in home culinary spaces. Pantries are re-imagined to not only be practical, but a spot to display the homeowner’s hobbies and interests. Think useful collectibles like olive oils, wine or beer. Lighting this room properly is a must, as the light needs to be functional, yet have an added element of drama to showcase the hobby. Beyond mere dollars and cents, make style choices based on the manufacturer rather than the component. As a builder, Quick starts with a “basket” of necessary elements, but it’s how they are applied that ultimately makes the design special. Consider engaging an interior designer. Even with a smaller remodel budget, hiring an expert who knows which brands give you the most bang for your buck is worth their fee. You’re more likely to end up with the look you want at a price that is worth the investment. Paint Paint is one of the biggest design tools at your disposal. “A new coat of paint sets the tone for everything. Choosing the perfect colors can be hard, but paint companies are on target with the latest trends within the color spectrum, adding colors that hit the mark to give your spaces a fresh look,” says Quick. And if you don’t like the color once it’s on the walls? “Don’t be afraid to change it. Paint is not expensive. It’s more expensive to keep a look you don't like.” For design ideas, visit progresslighting.com/styles. When making home updates, think of those projects that will pay off the most.

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5 Ways

5 ways to upgrade your home with new tech STATEPOINT New technology has the power to make your home safer, more comfortable and better suited to your family’s needs. So, if you’re planning to make some home updates, consider these great ideas for incorporating the latest technologies.

1

Smart Lock

Give your neighborhood watch group a deserved break and consider investing in smart lock technology. You’ll be able to control your home’s entry points from anywhere through a compatible app, which will also notify you of possible break-ins and tampering. Whether you have guests staying at your place and need to let them in before you get home, or you forgot to lock your front door before leaving the house, a smart lock can offer you convenience and peace of mind.

2

Full sound

No matter the size of your home, you can create the ambiance of a concert hall with the latest technology. Even the slimmest electronic pianos today have the potential to retain a sophisticated keyboard touch and authentic timbre of a grand piano. For example, the new design of the Casio Privia PX-S1000 keyboard, reproduces the individual response characteristics of each of the 88 keys on a grand piano and its Bluetooth audio playback feature allows you to connect to your device and play along with your favorite songs. 18 Spring Home & Garden 2019

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3

Climate control

Heading to the airport but forgot to adjust your thermostat? Want your home to be a comfortable temperature when you arrive home from work? Next-generation, smart thermostats offer you the ability to get a better handle on climate control while potentially lowering your utility bills.

4

The right light

You can set the right mood for the right occasion in every room of your house by creating programmed scenarios through a smart lighting system. A smart lighting app can also improve home security, making your home looked lived in while you are away.

5

Beefed up entertainment

You can go beyond a standard home theater and gaming area with the installation of a projector that offers a great quality picture, long lasting-brightness and a fully connectable interface. The SLIM Seris of LampFree Projectors from Casio, for example, require little to no setup time and provide projection at maximum brightness in as few as five seconds, for a truly immersive home theater experience.

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Great tips for houseguests and hosts STATEPOINT Whether you’re a houseguest or a host, there are easy ways to ensure that everyone enjoys their time with family and friends. Check out these tips for an easy stay: A Helping Hand Hosts are often bogged down by tasks and chores. Make yourself useful. Keep areas you are using clean and offer to help around the house. If you’re the host, don’t be shy about delegating simple tasks to your guests. Most guests will appreciate the opportunity to make their stay less stressful on you. Comfort is Key When extended family or friends get together, ensure everyone has a comfortable place to sleep. A must-have for both travelers and hosts is a highquality air mattress that’s compact and 20 Spring Home & Garden 2019

easy to inflate, and these days, some brands have elevated their offerings to luxury standards, helping to create a more comfortable night’s rest. For example, Intex offers a range of comfortable airbeds with impressive features, such as a headboard, raised bed height (up to 24 inches), built-in USB chargers, a plush dual air pillowtop system, various sizes and supports to choose from and more. Their airbeds provide enough comfort and luxury that guests may even consider extending their stay. Worried about the time and energy of set-up? With internal electric air pumps, these high-quality, durable airbeds take just minutes to inflate and deflate, saving families both time and energy. That means more time spent enjoying each other’s company and making memories. And they’re super easy to stock up on, available online or in-store at most major big box retailers.

Snack Time Beyond main meals, there are breakfasts, snacks and other meals to consider. Guests and hosts should work together on this one to ensure that there are foods and beverages on hand that meet everyone’s dietary needs and restrictions. Hosts should ask their guests in advance if there are any allergies, sensitivities or particular foods to avoid. Children can be particular about food, so knowing if there are any favorites to stock the fridge and pantry with can also be helpful. As a guest, consider packing your own snacks to take with you. You can also help your hosts by letting them know of any issues in advance: from peanut allergies to medical restrictions. Whether you are traveling or staying put, with a bit of preparation you can make sure everyone feels comfortable, so that you can focus on making great memories together. GulfCoastNewsToday.com


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Conveniently located, Elberta Farmer’s Cooperative has been serving the area since 1949. We offer the highest quality plants and gardening supplies at competitive prices. Stop in today and see Deena for all you need to succeed!

Huge Plant Inventory • Large Variety Garden Seed • Encore Plants • Bonnie Plants 24-4-18 50% slow release fertilizer, great for all turf types • Fox Farm organic fertilizer products

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Your home is your castle: How to protect it through the years STATEPOINT For many people, owning a home is the American dream, and the single biggest financial investment they will ever make. With the stakes so high, in addition to picking out the perfect property, it’s critical to have the right insurance. While homeowners may start out with the right amount when they first purchase their home, over time, their policy can become outdated. Why? One big reason is inflation. “Labor and building material costs go up over time, which means that if your home were destroyed by a fire or natural disaster, for example, and you had to rebuild it in today’s dollars, it would very likely cost much more,” said Bob Buckel, vice president and product manager, Erie Insurance. “That’s why we recommend that all homeowners get ‘guaranteed replacement cost’ coverage.” In addition to making sure your insurance keeps up with inflation, experts also recommend homeowners reach out to their insurance agent when: You remodel 2019 is expected to be a popular year for remodeling, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity. Whether it’s putting on an addition or finishing the basement, be sure the extra square footage and finishes are listed on your policy. Why? If something were to happen (think: fire, water damage, etc.), you’ll want your insurance policy to provide enough funds for everything to be repaired or replaced. You make changes to outdoor space The same is true with any remodeling to your outdoor space. The addition of an in-ground pool or fence can add value to your home. There are also liability concerns associated with certain equipment, such as a swimming pool or trampoline. Unfortunately, at least 148 22 Spring Home & Garden 2019

children drowned in swimming pools last summer and many more were injured, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You’ll want to make sure you’re properly covered in the event of an accident. You install a security system You may qualify for a discount on your insurance if you’ve recently installed a security system. One study by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) looked at the 10 largest insurance companies and found many offer worthwhile premium discounts.

Coverage from Erie Insurance could cost about $30 to $70 per year.

You start a home-based business Whether you have a side hustle or draw a full-time income from a home-based business, you may not have the right coverage in place. For example, if you’re selling LuLaRoe clothing and there’s a fire, your merchandise might not be covered since typical policies don’t always cover home-based businesses. You’ll most likely need an incidental business endorsement.

You acquire valuables Homeowners insurance covers your belongings, but generally only up to a certain dollar amount per item. So, if you acquire an expensive item, such as an engagement ring, a fur or a valuable artwork, you should talk to your insurance agent about adding special coverage. You may also need to provide a receipt or appraisal. GulfCoastNewsToday.com


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