Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Renting Tools for Outdoor DIY Projects

Specialized tools are often needed when tackling big jobs around your yard. Instead of buying these tools and using them once, consider renting them from your local home center. Watch this video to find out more.

Reach Farther & Cut More with This Hedge Trimmer

Mature shrubs often have branches that are too thick to cut — but RYOBI's hedge trimmer gets the job done.
Plants growing in vegetable garden.

How to Control Three Common Vegetable Garden Pests

Some of the many critters that live in your garden like to use it as a buffet, which can damage and sicken plants. Read on to find out how to control these three common garden pests: aphids, slugs and snails, and caterpillars.

How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it's quite easy. Here's how.

Reflections Underfoot

This past week, I encountered a Christmas Miracle – geese walking on water! Actually, it wasn't a true miracle, but it was one of those one-in-a-million moments that let you know that Nature really has an eye for art. I hope your holidays are full of similar images to bring a spoonful of serenity into your stocking! Read on to find out more.
Azaleas blooming in a garden

How to Plant Container Azaleas and Other Shrubs

Go ahead and buy those containers of azaleas. This makes planting them easy.

Organic Sources of Potassium for Your Lawn or Garden

Potassium is a very important nutrient for overall plant health. If you're looking to go organic, there are many ways to supplement your lawn or garden with potassium without using chemical fertilizers. Read on for more info on the most popular sources of organic potassium.

Office Vegetable Garden

Something new sprouted this year at Today's Homeowner – an office vegetable garden! This team project, headed by Danny's wife, Sharon, brought the Mobile staff together for some old-fashioned collaboration with the promise of delicious food. Read on to find out how it went.

Protecting Walls from Pets

Leanna's sheetrock walls are taking daily beatings from her dogs. She wants to know if there is a protective paint product that can stand up to her pets.