Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Buckling Wood Floors

It could save you a buck or two fixing them over replacing them.

Buckle up. It’s time for another Ask Danny. Danny Lipford is telling us what to do about buckling wood floors in your latest home improvement vignette. Categories: Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Whole House Ventilation

No need to vent about lack of ventilation. He can help.

Whole house ventilation. It’s hard when it’s dropping below zero outside and the house is shut up tight against the cold. But that’s when it might be most critical. And it’s not just important for your health but the planet’s health too. Danny Lipford lets us in on how to do it in today’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Peeling Bathroom Walls

They're not appealing.

It’s been so warm outside you might be sweating in your heavy coat. You know what’s even grosser, though? Sweating, peeling bathroom walls. Find out how to take your bathroom back to comfortable in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Winterizing Your Lawnmower

Mow down that winter to-do list, one item at a time.

You probably haven’t given much thought to your lawn mower in the last couple of weeks. But just like everything else around the house, it needs a little TLC to keep it running well. Make sure it doesn’t wake up cranky after its long winter’s nap. Here’s Danny Lipford in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Math Spins In Your Garden

What do math, nature and gardening have in common?

  What do math, nature and gardening have in common? The Fibonacci Spiral. In math the Fibonacci sequence of numbers goes 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13 and continues indefinitely. This sequence is derived by adding the two previous numbers. If you square each number, align the squares into a rectangle and connect them with a dissecting arc you get the Fibonacci spiral which appears…

Thinking Green: Organic Cotton

You don't have to wear green clothes. (Just make sure their production process is green.)

It can be hard to cotton on to good advice. But when it comes to buying clothes for your family, you want them to be as safe as possible. And keeping the planet safe is a pretty big deal, too. Danny Lipford lays out the pros and cons of organic cotton in today’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Finding a Contractor

You may need to do a little work before you finally find the one who works for you.

Finding a contractor is easy. Finding a good contractor is a little more work. But if you do it right, the work you want done on your home is going to work out just fine. Danny Lipford works his magic on this tricky problem in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Privacy Plants

Create an intimate space in your garden for relaxing or entertaining with strategically placed plants and furnishings

  Create an intimate space in your garden for relaxing or entertaining with strategically placed plants and furnishings. These narrow Temple’s Upright sugar maples (Acer saccharum ‘Temple’s Upright’) create a private seating area and block the view of an adjacent public right of way. The North American native can grow 6 to 12 feet wide and 50 feet tall. A…

Thinking Green: Water Heater

Hot tips on hot water heaters.

We’ve had a nice long break not thinking about how hot the water in our homes can get, but that break is about to be over. Winter is approaching fast and you don’t want to start your day with a cold shower or icy hands while you wash the breakfast dishes. Find out Danny Lipford’s recommendations on a home water…

Ask Danny: Cracks in Asphalt Driveway

We're not cracking jokes here: winter's on its way.

It’s not freezing out there yet, but in this part of the country it’s inevitable. And our homes and driveways take a beating in winter weather. Find out what to do about severe winter weather driveway damage before you crack under the strain. It’s in today’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features