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More Tool For Your $

Posted on July 30, 2015 by rtco-admin

In this month’s blog post, Tool Library Coordinator, AK, shares some valuable information to help you get the most out of your tools: Let me start off by saying you don’t always get what you pay for, but it doesn’t always have to be less than what you pay for. You can get more tool […]

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Planter boxes; a versatile way to enhance your growing space (and fall harvest!)

Posted on June 30, 2015 by rtco-admin

Few things say spring and summer like fresh vegetables and herbs from your own garden. One way to enhance the space you have is to use planter boxes. Almost anything can be grown in them and you can adjust the size to fit the space you have. The pictured box is 48” long, 12” wide […]

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A Matter of Balance

Posted on May 18, 2015 by rtco-admin

Steady U wants a steadier…you! Here at RTCO we are constantly looking for ways to make homes safer for our neighbors. The numbers on preventable falls and their dire consequences are staggering. Every 2.5 minutes an older adult falls with 2 deaths each day and 2 hospitalizations each hour. We would be remiss in our […]

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A Half Step in the Right Direction

Posted on August 26, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

RTCO volunteers recently had the opportunity to work with Mr. S.  He is an Army Veteran that served our county for 3 years during the Korean War.  He has always been a hardworking man and worked many years at South Texas Drywall to support his 8 children. He and his wife have lived in their […]

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A Few Simple Ways to Save Money

Posted on August 14, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

Air sealing around windows and doors helps keep cold out in the winter and in during the summer o   Caulk around doors and windows o   Use expanding foam to fill gaps and seams o   Install switch and outlet sealers o   Place weather-stripping around doors and windows o   Add insulation in basement and attics To save […]

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Collect Rain Water and Use It!

Posted on July 21, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

Rain water is a free resource, and it is cleaner than most tap water. It can be used on your lawn, garden, and even in your house. There are a number of methods to collect water from your roof. If you don’t have a roof, you can build one. If you rent, you can make […]

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A Series of Fortunate Events

Posted on July 14, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

When I say we have the best volunteers, I mean we have THE BEST volunteers. Here at RTCO there is a lot of well-deserved volunteer recognition that goes on during a certain month of the year because not just here, but across the nation, National Rebuilding Month would be nothing close to a success without […]

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Now is the time for a kickin’ fall garden!

Posted on July 8, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

Well, as I sit here and watch the vegetable garden take over my yard, the last thing on my mind is what to do when those plants fade out. Although Tomatoes and Peppers can last until the first frost, many summer veggies like green beans, cucumbers and zucchini will be done producing soon, leaving space […]

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Regrading the Foundation

Posted on June 24, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

Improper grading can cause serious water damage in a basement which could lead to mold growth and a weakened structure. After a heavy rain check around the foundation wall for standing water and your basement for moisture. Skill Level: Moderate Time: Multiple Days Cost: $20 – $160 Supply List: Hammer  Line Level  Measuring Tape  landscape Rake  Hand Tamp  […]

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Native Plants

Posted on June 24, 2014 by rtco-admin No Comments

Native plants provide a beautiful, hardy, drought resistant, low maintenance landscape while benefiting the environment. Full Sun Big Bluestem Indian Grass Porcupine Grass Pale Purple Coneflower Heath Aster Prairie Smoke Prairie Cinquefoil Western (or Naked) Sunflower Shade (Grasses) Hornwort Common Rush Rice Cut Grass Small Duckweed Pickerel Weed Common Arrowhead Common Cattail Prairie Cordgrass Shade Flowers […]

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