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Your Home Inside and Out

Landscaping materials offer alternative yard options

By DYLAN McKENZIE Times Leader Staff Writer WHEELING — Many residents of the Ohio Valley are getting ready to prepare their yards and gardens for warm weather, repairing any damage left by winter and making ready for summer. But some people are moving away from traditional grassy lawns, ...

It’s the busy season for canvas tents, canopies and awnings

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For The Times Leader WHEELING — Whether it’s for a very casual residential setting or for a more formal occasion or business, outdoor spaces can be greatly enhanced with canvas tents, canopies or awnings. Wheeling Canvas Products Owner Lisa Martin said this is the ...

How to get the best-looking lawn for your time and money

(BPT) -- If grubs overtake your lawn this spring, will you know how to get rid of them? Do you have the time and skill to effectively patch those ugly bare spots that developed over the winter? A lush lawn and beautiful landscape are on virtually every homeowner's wish list, but a lack of time ...

Air units may need upgraded to meet new standards

By SHELLEY HANSON Times Leader Staff Writer BARNESVILLE — Now is the best time for people to start thinking about upgrading their whole house air conditioning units, according to one local company. Kellie Loudin, co-owner of Rumer Loudin Inc. that has offices in Barnesville and St. ...

Customize doors to personalize your home

By CASEY JUNKINS For The Times Leader WHEELING — Whether you’re looking for unique colors, shapes, sizes or designs, custom doors give a homeowner the chance to make his or her house one-of-a-kind. Numerous shops and contractors across the Upper Ohio Valley offer custom doors, ...