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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR JULY

STORMS,  mainly in the southern part of the region (1,2); hazy, hot, and humid (3,4,5,6,7,8,9) with remnants of hurricane from eastern Gulf, heavy rain (10,11,12). Hot and humid (13,14,15,16,17) with tropical rain (18,19).  Hazy, hot, and humid again (20,21,22,23,24,25), scattered showers (26,27), and hazy, hot, and humid yet again (28,29,30,31). 


MONTHLY GARDEN ACTIVITIES


BEST DAYS FOR FARM ACTIVITIES 

                                                       


THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S 

LIVING  


"The freedoms we enjoy today are the inheritance left us by our forebearers as a result of their sacrifices in achieving them.” 

                                                                                      John Gruber  (1768-1857) 

ECO-FRIENDLY PAINT BRANDS

These paints are among the most highly recommended for low-VOC content, environmental safety, and quality/durability.  Keep in mind that the low-VOC content movement began primarily with interior paints (in an effort to improve indoor air quality).  These have enjoyed a much wider acceptance than the exterior types, though more manufacturers have been stepping up and adding exterior lines that hold up better under a variety of weather conditions.     

 EXTERIOR PAINTS

  • Benjamin Moore Aura
  • Dunn-Edwards Acri-Hues
  • Kelly-Moore Premium
  • Pratt & Lambert Pro-Hide Gold
  • Sherwin-Williams A-100

 

INTERIOR PAINTS

  • AFM Safecoat
  • Freshaire Choice
  • Mythic Paint
  • Sherwin-Williams Harmony
  • Yolo Colorhouse


ALL-NATURAL PAINTS (the most eco-friendly)

  • Anna Sova
  • EcoDesign BioShield
  • Green Planet Paint
  • The Real Milk Paint Company