Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Young people learn about chocolate at Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Delectable Hot Chocolate Adventure was Saturday at Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Build Wood Decks/Porches/Ramps Good-Looking and Safe

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Nothing beats the look of real wood. Natural woods add eye appeal to any part of your home, but are especially important in highly visible outdoor decks, porches, and ramps. Of course, these structures will also need to conform to building standards so you and your family can enjoy them in...

  • 18 Steps to Ladder Safety

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Ladder safety would seem to be a matter of common sense. However, among construction professionals, high importance is placed on teaching workers the correct procedures for minimization of risks to life and limb while using a ladder. Lost-time injuries and even fatalities due to...

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Jan. 24.

  • Children to learn about peanuts at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    “Dr. George Washington Carver and the Amazing Peanut,” a class for children, will take place Feb.7 at the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.

  • Plastic panels offer homeowners temporary protection for high winds

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Storm Stoppers’ 3/8-inch translucent panels, which can be quickly installed, can withstand sustained 125 mph winds. Developed for protection against hurricanes, the product has made its way to tornado-prone Oklahoma.

  • The Nation's Housing: Consumer agency rate checker gets an incomplete grade

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s online rate checker feature gives an incomplete estimate of mortgage APRs.

  • Improving Your Home: How to prevent ice damming

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Ice damming is not common in Oklahoma, but has occurred at times in recent years.

  • The Listing of the Week: 809 Ryan Road, Moore

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The 2,787-square-foot home at 809 Ryan Road has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, one living room, two dining rooms and an oversized three-car garage plus a tandem space that can park five.

  • Edmond Exchange for Jan. 24, 2015

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Edmond Exchange, a wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond this week.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 24

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 24, 2015

  • Smart Moves: How to avoid a long commute

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Commuting problems aren’t easily escaped in many areas. But homebuyers who are careful to research the neighborhoods they’re considering can ignore some of the more horrific travel problems.

  • The House Detective: Problems with wet insulation

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: I recently did a home inspection on a brand-new house and found problems involving wet cellulose insulation in the walls. The insulation was installed about three months ago and the wall panels under the siding are now warped. In fact, the panels are still wet and so is the...

  • Ray Ridlen: Cool-season weeds produce wrong kind of green

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    You are not alone if the recent waft of warm weather has you thinking about spring. Dreams of planting in the garden and that first taste of fresh asparagus are getting closer. But the landscape is still pretty drab and has several more weeks to go until the first flush of vibrant green....