Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Really Work?

Read this article to find out if electronic ultrasonic pest control devices really help eliminate rats, mice, and insects in your home.

Cubic Yard Calculator — Start Here Before Purchasing Materials

Need to know how many feet are in a yard or how many cubic feet are in a cubic yard? Our cubic yard calculator is a must for home improvement projects!
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How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Want a taste of the tropics in your living room? Here's everything you need to know about how to grow a pineapple as a houseplant.

How to Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap for Plants

Find out how to make your own homemade, organic, eco-friendly insecticidal soap for your garden and houseplants using ordinary household ingredients.

Black Snakes: What You Should Know

Black rat snakes and black racers are nonvenomous reptiles. Here are debunked myths about these creatures and how to handle close encounters with them.

How to Grow Houseplants in Artificial Light

Growing houseplants indoors with little natural light? Here's what you need to know to grow your houseplants with artificial light.

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.
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The Debate over Organic vs. Chemical Fertilizers

Ask most any gardener whether they prefer organic or chemical fertilizer, and chances are you'll spark a lively debate. Even though both contain needed nutrients, there are significant differences between them in terms of the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. Read on to find out why.
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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.