Morning – Features

Ask Danny: Painting Galvanized Metal

There's plenty of time to tackle this task before the snow flies.

If the late-appearing freeze hasn’t galvanized you to get going on the last-minute yard and home improvement tasks awaiting you, here’s something that might. Turns out painting galvanized metal can really take your home’s appearance up a notch. Check out Danny Lipford’s best recommendations on how to handle it in this week’s Ask Danny.   Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Persimmon

Plant a North American persimmon for a bit of shade and fruit you and the birds will enjoy

  Plant a North American persimmon for a bit of shade and fruit you and the birds will enjoy. The American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native to eastern United States but adaptable to climates across North America. New hardy varieties have been introduced by Canada. The botanical name means Divine Fruit or Food. And once you taste a ripe persimmon…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Colorful Pumpkins

Put away those knives and break out the crayons and start decorating those pumpkins for Halloween

  Put away those knives and break out the crayons and start decorating those pumpkins for Halloween. Create a multicolored pumpkin to add a unique and colorful flare to your fall d├ęcor. All you need are some crayons, glue, a hairdryer and of course a real or faux pumpkin. Cover your workspace with plastic to keep things clean. Wipe the…

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Recycling Pots

Look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic pots

  If your shed is like mine it’s filled with stacks of plastic pots. Don’t throw these in the trash. Rather look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle these plant pots. Reuse these containers for various gardening projects. Disinfect the pots by soaking in a solution of one-part bleach and 9 parts water for 10 minutes. Rinse with clear…

Ask Danny: Leaking Chimney

It's a smoking-hot topic now that the start of cooler weather is almost here.

Our temperatures are set to drop dramatically very soon, and that means it’s time to make sure your chimney’s in working order. Find out what to do if your chimney has a leak in this morning’s Ask Danny. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden: Disposing of Diseased Plant Matter

Kill it with fire! (No, we're kidding. Kind of.)

The last of the garden tasks is almost upon us this morning. And if you do it right you can set yourself up for even bigger success next year. But first, you’ve got to get rid of some pretty gross stuff. Melinda Myers shows us how to beat disease, destructive insects, and more bad guys in the garden in this…

Ask Danny: Painting Exterior Plastic

Let's not belabor the point: you've got stuff to do around the house.

Time to put a little labor in your labor day celebrations. Here’s home improvement expert Danny Lipford with another project to get your home looking its best for fall. Categories: Morning – Features

Melinda’s Garden Moment: Surprise Lillies

Add a bit of unexpected beauty and light fragrance to the late summer garden with surprise lilies

  Add a bit of unexpected beauty and light fragrance to the late summer garden with surprise lilies (Lycoris squamigera). Also know as autumn amaryllis, magic lily and naked lady they make fun additions to flower gardens and borders. These unique flowers sprout long strappy leaves similar to an amaryllis in spring. These leaves create the energy needed for flowering…

Thinking Green: Bottled Water

Don't bottle up your curiosity about its environmental impact.

We’re glad to hear Barnesville’s back to safe tap water after relying on bottled water, following the storm damage there from over the weekend. So this morning, we thought it was time to take a look at how our bottled water consumption stacks up. How does bottled water fit in with a green approach to living? Find out the details…