Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Water Plants Without Splashing Foliage

Many fuzzy leafed plants, such as African violets, don't like water on their foliage because it leaves spots and can cause fungus. Deliver water past the leaves and directly to the roots with a simple funnel made from the handle of a plastic milk jug.

How to Build a Simple Folding Workbench

Find out how to make a DIY lightweight workbench that's easy to move and fold up for storage. Watch this video to find out how.

Organic Pest Control

Organic Landscaper Rachel DeToro offers these tips for natural pest management. Nesting boxes and food sources will keep birds nearby and they in turn will keep insects under control.

Tips for Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one the most popular fruits grown by homeowners, but many of us aren't really sure what the best method is to insure we have healthy plants and good fruit. Here are some helpful tips for how to grow tomatoes in your garden.

Using a Lazy Susan for Potted Plants

A lazy susan comes in handy when potting or trimming a plant. Partially fill the pot with soil and set it on the lazy susan. Position your plants and slowly spin the lazy susan as you finish topping off the soil. When trimming plants, you can easily cut with one hand while carefully turning with the other. This technique would also work when decorating or painting pots.


Keeping your lawn and garden watered is a chore that can be greatly benefited by sprinklers. Unfortunately, the options have been dragging around a portable sprinkler and guessing at the right location, or spending large amounts of money on an in-ground irrigation system. The Naan Undercover Sprinkler may be the compromise you're looking for.
Cleaning a brick patio with pressure washer.

When And Why Renting Equipment Is A Good Idea

If you are looking for a way to get some of your home improvement projects done quicker, you may want to consider renting equipment from a local rental center. You will be surprised by the myriad of choices of tools and equipment available for rent.
Installing vinyl plank flooring.

Inexpensive Interior Improvements

When looking to spruce up your home, there are lots of ideas that can make an impact that won’t break the bank at the same time. Read on forsome inexpensive DIY interior home improvement projects.

Compost Bin

Even the most novice gardeners know the benefits of using compost in their gardens, but nobody wants to look at a compost pile. One solution is a pre-fab compost bin made of plastic.