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Garden

A Guide to Growing Orchids in Your Home or Garden

Many common orchid varieties require little care and can be easily grown inside. Learn how to grow these exotic beauties in your home or garden.

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Installation

Crown Molding | Types and Installation

Crown molding is a surprisingly easy way to completely transform your home. We'll walk you through the basics of installing crown molding yourself.

Glass dew condensation
Maintenance

How to Get Rid of Condensation in Double-Pane Windows

Condensation in double-pane windows signals that a seal has been compromised. Here’s how to address the issue.

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Painting / Staining

5 Wall Texture Techniques
for Your Home

From stucco finishes to board-formed concrete, we consider traditional and modern wall texture techniques and give you the top five options for your home.

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Maintenance

How to Choose a
Home Cleaning Service

Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.

Maintenance

How to Keep Your Home
Free from Pet Hair

Hair in your home comes with the territory of indoor pets. Here’s what you can do to remove pet hair and prevent it from building up again.

Entertaining

How to Host Overnight Guests

A simple recipe for hosting overnight guests that’s preparation light but opens the door for a pleasing stay.

Electric

The Best 5 Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home

We offer several quick ways to reduce energy consumption at home that are not only simple, but are also cost effective.

Garden

How to Create the Perfect
Fall Garden

Careful mid- to late-summer planting can return a fall garden of nutrient rich vegetables and herbs. We recommend these 8 plants for a thriving fall harvest.

Crabgrass weed growing up through the lawn in the summer.
Garden

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

If you find crabgrass popping up among your Bahia, Bermuda, and Bluegrass, here are two ways to treat the problem and reclaim your lawn.

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Maintenance

How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Learn how to determine the cause of low water pressure in your home, what you can do about it, and when to call in the pros.

Garden

How to Make Natural Weed Killer

A quick and simple recipe for powerful, all-natural weed killer than can be made with household materials.

Lawn

How to Care for Your Lawn
in the Fall

Adapt your yard to the changing seasons. Prepare for cold weather and the following spring now as the weather cools. Here’s how to care for your lawn in the fall.

Kitchen

How to Make Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless steel attracts dirt, grime, and fingerprints easily, so regular cleaning is necessary to maintain its shine. We’ve collected three stainless steel cleaners you can easily make at home.

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Renovation

How to Remove Wallpaper

Learn how to remove wallpaper with DIY videos and easy step-by-step methods.

Plastic composter in a garden - filled with decaying organic material to be used as a fertilizer for growing home-grown, organic vegetables (shallow DOF)
Garden

Composting at Home

Create your own black gold in the garden with a compost pile using natural, organic ingredients.

Entertaining

How to Build a Backyard Bonfire

A backyard bonfire is the perfect complement to a cookout, s’mores, or just drinks. Learn how to build a backyard bonfire safely and easily.

Rose bush with lots of pink roses in bloom.
Garden

How to Plant and Care for Roses

Gone are the days of high maintenance rose bushes. Even beginner gardeners can add the beauty and elegance of roses to their gardens with the proper watering, fertilization, and pruning.

Home Gym

How to Create a Home Yoga Studio: An Interview with a Yoga Teacher

Learn how to create a home yoga studio that fits your space and your practice.

Big Flowers of Chrysanthemums plant with raindrops, in orange and light brown and dark green leaves, outdoors.
Garden

What to Know About Planting and Caring for Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are stunning, late-blooming shrubs that are surprisingly easy to grow and care for. They come in a myriad varieties and return year after year in beautiful blooms.

Maintenance

How to Set Your Water Heater Temperature

Prevent the dangerous risk of scalding, stop bacteria breeding, and keep you water temperature at a comfortable level. Here’s how to set your water heater temperature in four steps.

Maintenance

How to Eliminate Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.

A black and yellow North American Garter snake slithering through the green grass.  Shallow depth of field.
Garden

How to Keep Snakes Off Your Lawn and Out of Your Garden

From natural methods to chemical treatments, here are eight methods for repelling snakes in your lawn and garden.

Garden

Everything You Need to About Planting & Growing Peonies

Peonies make fabulous additions to gardens and hedges for their extravagant, fragrant blooms and their lush, glossy, green foliage. Learn how to plant and maintain peonies in your garden.

Maintenance

Guide to Winterizing Your Home

Keep your home warm and safe as the temperatures drop. Here are nine steps you can take to winterize your home.

A Female Anna's Hummingbird Dipping Her Beak Into A Feeder In Arizona.
Garden

How to Make Perfect Hummingbird Food

Learning how to make hummingbird food is quick and inexpensive. We've provided a few tips that will encourage hummingbirds to visit your property.