Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Recycling Pots

If you're about to recycle your old plant containers here's a tip to keep in mind. Diseases and fungus can be transmitted from one plant to another through contaminated pots, so before you reuse a pot sanitize it.
meat thermometer in soil

How to Test Soil Temperature in Your Garden

When planting seeds or seedlings in your garden, the temperature of the soil must be within the recommended range for the plant to grow. To measure the temperature of the soil in your yard, use an instant-read cooking thermometer. Watch this video to find out how.
Using panty hose filled with soil to anchor plants on a hill

DIY Tip for Anchoring Plants on a Steep Slope in Your Yard

If you have a steep hill in your yard that erodes easily, watch this video for an easy DIY tip that can help hold plants in place and reduce erosion using old panty hose.
Mixing soil and ammendments in wheelbarrow

How to Mix Soil for Planting Beds in Your Yard

When putting new planting beds in your yard, it’s important that the soil you use is rich in both nutrients and organic material. Watch this video for a can't miss soil recipe to add to the planting beds in your yard.
Cleaning outdoor furniture

How to Clean Outdoor Patio Furniture

When cleaning your patio furniture, a mixture of soap and water works best on most types, followed by rinsing with a garden hose. A pressure washer set on low can be used to speed up the process. Watch this video to find out more.

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.
lawn mower grass

Why You Should Maintain Your Lawn

While a healthy, thick, deep-green lawn is certainly eye-catching, its attractiveness isn’t its only benefit.
Fan trellis

How to Make a Fan Trellis for Your Yard

A trellis is great for a wall or even a fence that needs a little something extra. Watch this video to see how to build a trellis for your yard.

Natural Remedies

If you look hard enough you can find solutions to many of your lawn and garden problems "naturally." The pungent aroma of many herbs acts as a natural insect repellent. Planting herbs like parsley or basil among your vegetables will offer them some protection from bugs and simplify harvesting a salad.