Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Deal With Grass Fungal Diseases on Your Lawn

Diseases caused by lawn fungus can be challenging to deal with, but the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention.
Flower pot, with gravel in the bottom

Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers

"I've always been told to put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a flower pot before planting. Is this really necessary?"

This common belief about gravel is actually a myth. In fact, putting gravel in pots can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more.
Pouring boiling water on weeds in a gravel driveway.

Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.
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How to Replace Worn Weather Stripping Around Doors

Replacing worn or damaged weather stripping around exterior doors will save on your energy bills. Weather stripping either fits in a groove cut in the casing or is attached to the door jambs.

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater removes sediment from the tank that makes it work harder and cost more to use. And anybody can do it — just follow these instructions!

Tree Trimming: How To Trim Large Branches

If you're trimming heavy tree limbs, doing it right is actually no more difficult than doing it wrong. Here's how to trim trees in three simple steps.
Black Spots Roses

How to Control Black Spot Fungus on Rose Leaves

Want your rose bushes to stay nice and red? Here's how to control a disease that can spread from rose leaves and ruin your garden.
Container garden flower pots

Container Gardening: How to Grow Flowers in Pots

Growing flowers in pots will brighten up your backyard and it's easy to do. Here's everything you need to know about container gardening.

Brown Spots on Lawn: How to Identify the Cause

Brown spots in lawns are frustrating to deal with! Read on for a checklist to help you determine the cause in your yard.