Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Plant a Victory Garden, Boost Your Self-Sufficiency

If you're worried about food shortages and supply chain issues, growing a victory garden will help you be more self-sufficient.
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Spring Into Your Home To-Do List

Listen to this special-edition Today’s Homeowner Podcast for spring home maintenance chores.
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10 Home Improvements You Must Tackle This Spring

The 4 Seasons of Home Ownership is a curated collection of how-to videos, articles and tips to keep your home running smoothly throughout the year. Each season's list...
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Spring Cleaning With a Purpose

Maintaining your home is a year-round job with no shortage of chores. That’s why we like to spread the work around and tackle things season by season.
Hardscape features in a luxurious backyard, featuring a paver patio, Adirondack chairs, and an outdoor dining set

5 Hardscape Ideas to Make Your Backyard Beautiful

If you feel overwhelmed by backyard upkeep, you may be focusing too much attention on softscape and not enough on hardscape ideas.
Pouring water into a funnel for a DIY drip irrigation system

DIY Drip Irrigation: The Easy Way to Water Plants

Make a DIY drip irrigation system for a fraction of the cost of a commercial system. Watch Joe Truini's one-minute how-to video!

Guide To Taking Care of Your Southern Lawn

Southern lawns require precise and continuous care. Our guide to southern lawn care will keep your lawn looking gorgeous and green.
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How to Make a Mini Greenhouse from a Soda Bottle

Creating a mini greenhouse is the perfect way to balance spring planting with Mother Nature's harsh temperatures. Watch this video to learn how to make one!
Marigolds and other eco-friendly plants in a lush green backyard

6 Tips to Make Your Backyard Eco-Friendly

Making your backyard eco-friendly will save you water, electricity, money and time. Here are ways to make your yard beautiful and environmentally friendly.