Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Sizing a Bath Vent Fan

Sizing up an issue in the bathroom? Let him help.

There’s still time with this warm weather headed out way this week to do some home improvement projects before cold weather makes it tough to keep windows and doors open for construction projects around your house. Check out Danny Lipford’s latest tips to get them all done quickly, before the weather turns, in this morning’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning –…

Thinking Green: Reusable Shopping Bags

Gotta wash 'em. Stay safe and save the planet, too.

They were having a real moment for awhile before the pandemic struck. Then, everyone switched to disposable everything while science figured out how long germs can stay on surfaces. And now, slowly, reusable shopping bags appear to be making a comeback. Danny Lipford reminds us of why we love them in today’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Thinking Green: Recycled Lumber Mulch

Don't scrap your dreams of sustainable gardening.

Things in the garden are winding down fast these days. And soon it’s going to be time to start thinking about throwing down some mulch to protect your perennials. See why scrap lumber could be your greenest choice in protecting everything green in the garden in this week’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Lowering Your Energy Costs

Spend a little extra energy making some of these changes, before cold weather hits.

With the sudden shift to cooler overnight temperatures coming fast, it’s not going to be long before we start thinking about getting the furnace checked. That’s just one way to make sure it’s running efficiently. Let Danny Lipford show you a whole list of other measures you can take to cut down on energy costs in this morning’s Ask Danny….

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Getting The Most Out Of Harvest

Enjoy the biggest harvest, best flavor and most nutritional value from your garden vegetables with proper harvesting

  Enjoy the biggest harvest, best flavor and most nutritional value from your garden vegetables with proper harvesting. Harvest tomatoes when they are fully colored. Leave them on the plant for an extra five to eight warm days for even better flavor. You can harvest as soon as they start to show color and finish ripening them indoors if needed…

Thinking Green: Plastic Bottles

If we could bottle this enthusiasm we'd save the whole planet.

Plastic bottles are something it seems we just can’t get away from completely. And as long as we’ve got to use them, we’ve got to find a way to keep them out of the landfills. Danny Lipford’s got some great ideas as always in this morning’s Thinking Green. Categories: Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Latex Over Oil Paint

Latex: it's not just for PPE anymore.

When you think of latex these days , you’re probably thinking of personal protective equipment like gloves and so on,  that are so critical during the pandemic. But latex is useful around the home, too. Find out whether it’s worth it to consider latex paint in your home projects in this week’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Black-Eyed Susans

They're one of the most striking and most durable flowers you can grow in your garden

  The compact size and bright yellow flowers as well as its heat and humidity tolerance won Goldsturm rudbeckia the title Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999. Include one of the taller varieties, like Golden Glow, at the back of the border. This statuesque beauty blooms in mid to late summer and tolerates heat and drought once established. Surround…

Ask Danny: Staining a Deck

Wooden you like to know how long you really need to wait?

After the hot and soggy weekend we had, you might not have gotten everything done in the yard you’d hoped for. But brighter, bluer skies are on the way, and that means you might be thinking about sprucing up the backyard deck. Don’t try to be totally self-su”staining” — get some handy advice from Danny Lipford on how to do…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Give Your Trees A Drink

Tips For Watering Your Trees During The Summer

  Don’t forget the trees, even old established ones, when extended dry periods and droughts move in. In fact, these should be a high priority since it takes many years to replace an established tree. Always moisten the top 12 inches of soil under the dripline when watering deciduous trees; and the same depth, but three to five feet beyond…