Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Tips for Executing Patio Packs

Planters filled with greenery or flowers add pizzazz to your patio, especially when you mix and match containers to create a stunning scene. Here are some tips from Southern Patio.
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How to Control Creeping Charlie

Joyce asks, “I had some trees removed and Creeping Charlie quickly took over in their place. Have you any suggestions to eliminate it?”

Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy, is a very difficult plant to control! Here are some tips for addressing this invasive plant.

How to Compost Cooked Foods, Meats, and Dairy

Most general composting guidelines recommend against composting cooked foods. This may seem a little confusing – if something rots, it should be able to be composted, right? And it's true, there are people out there composting anything and everything. However, some items – including cooked foods – shouldn't be composted unless you take certain precautions. Read on for some tips to help you get started.

How to Remove Ivy from Walls

Ivy and walls seem to go hand in hand in landscape design, but it takes a good bit of maintenance to keep it pruned and tidy. And if you've ever pulled ivy off a wall, you know that the tiny roots adhere to the brick or siding like glue, leaving behind a maze of fuzzy tendrils that can leave your wall looking like a mess! Here are some tips on how to remove ivy without damaging your walls.
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How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

You can plant and grow yummy vegetables all the way through the fall. Here’s what you need to know.
Danny Lipford with lawn mower.

Lawn Mower Winterizing Tips

Find out how to prepare your lawn mower for cold, winter weather so it will be ready to go in the spring. Watch this video to find out more.

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.
Completed picnic table drink trough full of drinks.

How to Make a Drink Trough for a Picnic Table

Here's a lifehack for your picnic table: modify it to cool and serve drinks!
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8 Tips for Building a Backyard Waterfall

One way to enhance your backyard paradise? Add a backyard waterfall! Here are pro tips to do it.