Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Posted May 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM

A number of misconceptions surround how we prepare soils for planting. Sometimes the advice may sound reasonable, but it may really not provide the expected.

Updated May 26, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Dear James: I really need to organize my bedroom. I have noticed how organized my friendís room is. Do you have any suggestions for some easy-to-install shelves that wonít take up my already limited floor space? -- Theresa H.

Posted May 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM

SunPatiens gives the best of both shade-loving impatiens and the larger flowers and variegated foliage of New Guinea impatiens with SunPatiens, a hybrid bred by Sakata Seed.

Updated May 12, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Looking for a new twist to your garden? How about adding a vine or two to add a new dimension. You can choose an annual vine, a perennial vine or an evergreen vine or climber. A climber will soften or hide a chain-link fence, covers a wall or climbs...

Updated May 11, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Ah, summer. You can feel it coming. Right now the weather may be teasing us with bright, mild days interspersed with chilly breezes and spring showers (which, oddly enough, always seem to fall on the weekend). Soon enough, though, the sun and heat...

Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Spending time in the landscape with children, especially young ones, requires some attention on the parents' part. Just as you would childproof an indoor room, it's important to take safety precautions in the yard to keep young ones safe.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Who loves outdoor living as much as I do? Well Ö after a long, cold winter, the answer to that is probably just about everybody. Whether your home boasts a patio, a deck, a substantial outdoor room, or just the teeniest, tiniest urban balcony,...

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Vinca is a heat- and drought-tolerant plant that normally thrives under most Louisiana growing conditions.

Posted Apr 8, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Your home is likely full of items you’re no longer using, and some of them could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If you need extra money, check out these 20 sources of hidden income that could be lying around your house.

Posted Apr 7, 2016 at 12:30 PM

If you can't afford the renovations you want, you can pretend with several options. Thanks to advances in technology and manufacturing techniques, the products fool the eye but save on upkeep or space.

Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 12:04 PM

One of the most underrated garden planting techniques is the living wall. What is it and what is itís function in the garden? The living wall is a great idea. So letís talk about it.

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