Home & Garden Briefs - March 20

Published Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 am (Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 10:46 am)

Wildflower Walk

The S.E.E.D. Spring Wildflower Walk will be held 9 a.m. April 20 at the Green Tree Nature Center. The free tour of the Nature Center will guide attendees through a plethora of blossoming beauty. Meet the tour guide at the entrance to the Nature Center on Crestmont Avenue at 9 a.m. for a personal introduction to more than 18 acres of wildflowers, wildlife and nature. Rain date is 1 p.m. April 21. For more information, call 412-921-1110.

Spring Home Show

The Washington County Builders Association 2013 Spring Home Show takes place March 23-24 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Expo Center. The center will feature more than 100 exhibitors in various home and garden categories, including builders and remodelers, decks and patios, landscaping, lawn equipment, pools and spas, home decor and home furnishings, as well as financial services and other home products and services. Admission is $5. For more information, call 724-228-7673.

Free dogwood trees

Those who join the Arbor Day Foundation in March will receive 10 free flowering dogwood trees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the appropriate time for planting through May 31, and will include planting instructions. “White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive officer of the Foundation.

To become a member of the Foundation and receive free trees, send a $10 contribution to: Ten Free Doogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410 by March 31. Or, join online at www.arborday.org/march.

South Fayette Cleanup

South Fayette Township will conduct a clean-up effort along its roadways on April 19. Miller’s Run Road from Old Oakdale Road to the intersection with State Route 50 has been selected as a “focus area” for the township and volunteer efforts. Businesses and residents are invited to participate. The township will ensure that adequate protection is implemented through the assistance by police and volunteer fire departments.

Call the township office at 412-221-8700 to submit your name(s)/business and corresponding ages.

The township will hold a meeting of the Miller’s Run Road target area at 1:30 p.m. March 25 at the Township Building.

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