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4 ways to get spooky with pumpkins

Batman and his girlfriend, the two pumpkins pictured, have what it takes to set the tone for a fun Halloween party: A little mystery, thanks to a pair of store-bought black masks. Other ways to spook up your pumpkins… Dancing Skelly  Three pumpkins, joined together totem style, form this Halloween character who appears to kick up his heels on the front lawn. Use rebar stakes […]

Can’t afford a lawn drone for $50K? Here are 3 cost-efficient ways to deal with your slope.

Yesterday, we read about San Francisco’s two $50,000 “lawn drones.” That’s $100,000 on two remote-controlled mowers.

How to save pumpkin seeds

Don’t toss the seeds when you’re carving pumpkins. Save them for planting next spring, or roast them for a tasty snack.

Free plants for all!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 17th. That’s when the biannual Plant Exchange takes place in the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, CA from noon to 4pm.