Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Are you about to install or replace a ceramic tile floor? You’re choosing a flooring material with a long list of virtues: It’s long-lasting, hardwearing, and great-looking, as well. Tile can be a bit tricky to work with, though, so it pays to arm yourself with a little insider info on tile floor installation before you begin. Here are 11 tips for success.Get started

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Warm sunny days and balmy evenings are what usually come to mind when we think about summery weather. But that’s only part of the picture. Summer often brings heavy, humid conditions, followed by furious storms. While these do tend to clear the air...

Posted Jul 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM

We've been gardening in the tropical style as long as anyone can remember. But there is almost always room to try one more plant, and many great tropicals are out there for you to purchase and plant in your garden now.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Bathroom makeovers are big news these days. As a homeowner, you’ll find that a great bathroom remodel adds pizzazz as well as comfort and functionality to “the facilities.” But once the plumbing update has been successfully accomplished, the walls...

Updated Jul 6, 2016 at 3:12 PM

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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 I’ve 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 “deck, patio or porch” is enough to warm the heart if you’ve 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...

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