Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Oaks and other trees, especially small flowering trees, such as crape myrtles, are commonly over-mulched in residential landscapes, Owings said.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM

The weather has been glorious lately and Iíve been spending many of my off-duty hours strolling the streets of my city. One thing that I keep noticing is how incredibly creative people can be when it comes to claiming a bit of open-air real estate.

Posted Jun 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Weekend gardeners are often more accustomed to air-conditioned homes and offices than the heat outside. Working outside in hot weather places extra stresses on our bodies.

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Home improvement can be a complicated business, especially if you are getting extensive remodeling or major plumbing or electrical work (such as whole-house re-piping or rewiring) done. Writing a clear, comprehensive contract with your contractor is...

Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Summer plants can be used in flower beds, mixed borders, containers and hanging baskets to provide the color you crave wherever you want it. Check out the following plants and many other delightful choices for summer color at your local nursery.

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 4:01 PM

The mere phrase ďdeck, patio or porchĒ is enough to warm the heart if youíve been cooped up in the house all winter long. What more could you ask for than a simple folding chair outside on a sunny day? A lot more actually. You can find all manner of...

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Would you love to create a lovely flower garden or a practical patch of fresh, organic herbs and veggies? If you live in an urban home where outdoor space is limited ó or even nonexistent ó donít let that put a damper on your dream. Rooftop...

Posted May 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plant doctor because he's director of the Plant Diagnostic Center, said of the seven diseases reported, the first he heard about earlier this season was White mold, also known as Timber rot.

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.

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