Flowers are always a thoughtful gift. If you want to create a bouquet with blooms that have some staying power, try crafting your own out of paper. Paper flowers can be made with almost any repurposed paper.
When you walk into your vegetable garden, do you recognize the beneficial bugs that prey on damaging pests? It’s easy to feel like the only bugs out there are the bad guys, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Tim, I’ve got several plumbing repairs to make, and I just don’t have the money to hire a plumber. The water in my bathroom vanity sink drains slower than molasses. Just a year ago, it drained really fast.
It’s a gorgeous day and you’re out on a hike with your dog. Chances are, your dog will eventually pop a squat along the way to go poop. Your dog went off the trail, so there’s no point in picking it up, right? Isn’t that just nature? After all, nobody is picking up bear or deer feces.
There are a lot of things people are sick of these days: bad news, limited gatherings, Zoom calls, incessant cleaning and disinfecting and, judging from the comments I see on social media, the color gray.
When it comes to growing dahlias, I am a late bloomer. I’ve loved looking at them in other people’s gardens for years but never made the commitment – until now.
Tim, my neighbor discovered that many of his outdoor deck floor joists are rotting. The rot is along the top where the decking attaches to them. It’s treated lumber rated for outdoor exposure.
If you’re new to landscaping but want to try doing it yourself to stay on budget, there are an overwhelming number of factors to consider. That’s part of the fun, but it takes a bit of research. Here are some landscaping aspects to mull over before you decide to take the deep dive into planning your landscaping dreams this year.
For many people stuck at home over the past year, it wasn’t the walls starting to close in that made us crazy, but the wall color. Maybe you’ve concluded that your kitchen backsplash is dingy.
Plant supports are an important element for every vegetable garden. They keep plants off the ground, increase productivity and even add interest to what might otherwise be a ho-hum garden.
I’m getting ready to build a new home and am terrified about making a wrong decision about the materials on the outside of my home. I’m afraid they won’t look good with one another.
Apartment dwellers and anyone else without their own yard can sometimes feel left out of the Earth Day conversation when it touts all the benefits of growing food or landscaping with native plants in your outdoor space.
Talk about bringing home the bacon. The wooden pig sits alone on a kitchen shelf staring at my family with beady eyes each night as we eat dinner. I picked up the sculpted swine for a buck.
How many horror stories have you heard about homeowners who want to sue their contractor? These disputes arise for numerous reasons, but in almost all cases it comes down to defective workmanship.
There are so many gardeners here who nurture flowers and vegetables and enjoy attending events that celebrate the growing season. It’s a safe bet that gardeners particularly enjoy going to plant sales.
The time has arrived for the obligatory spring cleaning. Of course you don’t have to do a deep cleaning of your house, but it does make a great ritual for welcoming spring and the ability to open the windows without losing $5 worth of heat. If you’re itching to freshen up your home and ring in spring, here are some tips to help guide your cleaning.
Use up those tiny broken crayon stubs to make stick crayons. If you have a pocket knife and a drill, the remaining materials are easily gathered at no cost.
I love TV commercials. I laugh at some and groan at others, but I study them to see the techniques companies use to ply their wares. One commercial in particular struck me recently.
You can plant potatoes once the soil temperature has reached 50 degrees. Start with certified disease-free seed potatoes from a garden center or online source.
With winter behind us, peak moving season is just around the corner. If you’re planning on moving this summer or in early fall, now is a great time to slowly prepare so your move is as smooth as possible. Here are some tips for getting ready for a move and some helpful hacks that can come in handy the day of.
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