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.
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.
Ladybug beetle.

How to Deal with Ladybug Infestation

Susan asks, "I'm having a serious problem with ladybugs. Do you have any ideas for ridding my home of these beautiful insects?”

Prevention, along with regular removal, is the best strategy. Read on to find out more.
dead lawn

Help for Fertilizer Burn in Lawn Grass

Fertilizer burn from over-applying chemical fertilizer is one of the quickest ways to damage or kill grass. Read on to learn how to treat it.
Ripening blackberries

How to Pick Wild Blackberries and Raspberries

During summer, nature begins to offer a bounty all its own, free for the picking – wild berries! And if you're new to berry picking, the best place to start is with wild blackberries and raspberries. Read on for some tips on when and how to pick, store, and cook wild berries in your area.