You can make non-toxic home cleaning products with lemons, baking soda & vinegar.

You can make non-toxic home cleaning products with lemons, baking soda & vinegar.

Lead based paint is found in many older homes. Learn about the risks here.

Do you have a well? Visit our fact sheets on how to keep your well water safe and good-tasting!

Home & Garden

This section of our website includes information and resources on topics related to the physical aspects of your home and garden, including indoor air quality, landscaping, lead poisoning prevention, water conservation, water purity, home maintenance and repairs, and more. We also provide information, resources and classes in the areas of personal financial management and consumer issues.

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Easy Care Perennials

Perennials offer year after year of blooms for your garden, and are a smart investment in your garden. Visit our resources to learn more.

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First Planting Dates

Consult our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in our region.

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Lead

Lead is highly toxic and dangerous. Learn how it can affect you and what you can do.

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Cleaning

Homemade Cleansers

Learn how to make your own cleaning products to not only save money but to also help the environment and your home.

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Last updated July 18, 2017