How to Host a Dinner Party
The simplest dos and do nots of how to host a dinner party, from the menu to decorations to when you should take a step back.
A great home gym promotes regular exercise and short- and long-term health outcomes. But what equipment is essential, and how should you set up your space?
Palmetto bugs can carry a variety of diseases, easily contaminating food prep areas and other parts of your home. Learn how to quickly get rid of these pests and prevent them from coming back.
Fertilizing your lawn once or twice a year yields a healthy, verdant, and thriving yard. Learn how and when to fertilize your lawn—and how to pick a fertilizer.
Coreopsis is loved for its bright, long-lasting blooms and ability to thrive in less-than-perfect conditions. Learn all you need to know to select, grow, and care for these low-maintenance garden staples.
Tree trimming is an annual home maintenance project that keeps your trees healthy and safe. Learn the best time to trim your trees and how to keep them looking great.
Find natural, do-it-yourself solutions for getting rid of cockroaches, ants, flies, bed bugs, moths, silverfish, carpenter bees, and other pests. Here’s your guide to DIY pest control.
Sugar ants are most prevalent in homes between March and September. Learn how to get rid of sugar ants naturally and chemically and prevent them from infesting your home.
Learn how to identify the signs of a gnat infestation and how to get rid of gnats with these natural and chemical methods.
From essential oils to fabric types, practical habits, and active ingredients, learn the best ways to avoid mosquitos and how to choose the best mosquito repellent.
Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to caulk a shower or tub. How to prep, what materials and tools to get, and how to complete the job like a pro.
Carpenter bees are a common household nuisance that can cause severe wood and structural damage if left untreated. Here’s everything you need to know to get rid of carpenter bees.
How to change a disposable or reusable air filter and other practical tips for maintaining your air conditioning system to ensure high quality indoor air.
Learn signs that you may have a mouse problem, how to get rid of them using natural and chemical methods, and how to get rid of mice in your home altogether.
Learn the best types of wood to stain, the tools you need, the type of stain to use, and how to stain wood for small or large projects.
Here are three quick fixes—two above ground and one below—for squeaky floorboards. From diagnosing the problem to silencing the noise, here’s what you need to know.
Cold temperatures leave many homeowners at a loss for ways to keep their grass green and healthy. Here are some winter lawn care tips to keep your yard in top shape for spring.
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.
Overnight frosts occur as early as September, depending on your region. We’ll show you how to protect your outdoor plants from frost.
Crown molding is a surprisingly easy way to completely transform your home. We'll walk you through the basics of installing crown molding yourself.
Condensation in double-pane windows signals that a seal has been compromised. Here’s how to address the issue.
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.
Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.
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.
A simple recipe for hosting overnight guests that’s preparation light but opens the door for a pleasing stay.
We offer several quick ways to reduce energy consumption at home that are not only simple, but are also cost effective.
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.
If you find crabgrass popping up among your Bahia, Bermuda, and Bluegrass, here are two ways to treat the problem and reclaim your lawn.
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.
A quick and simple recipe for powerful, all-natural weed killer than can be made with household materials.
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.
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.
Learn how to remove wallpaper with DIY videos and easy step-by-step methods.
Create your own black gold in the garden with a compost pile using natural, organic ingredients.
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.
No need to default to the same autumn decorations year after year. Try these natural elements—completely pumpkin free—in your fall decor.
Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.
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.
Learn how to create a peaceful, simple home yoga studio or meditation room that fits your space and your practice.
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.
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.
Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.
From natural methods to chemical treatments, here are eight methods for repelling snakes in your lawn and garden.
Adding used coffee grounds to your garden is an easy, simple, and inexpensive way to give your plants a natural boost.
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.
Keep your home warm and safe as the temperatures drop. Here are nine steps you can take to winterize your home.