Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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JULY 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Garden Hoses of 2021

You probably already have a hose you use for watering the grass and potted patio plants and for washing down the sidewalk. Still, if you're like many, that hose might have hardened over t...

JULY 19, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Is a Yard of Mulch? Mulch Prices and How To Calculate How Much You’ll Need

Typical Range: $100 to $300 National Average: $175Mulch offers a finishing touch for flower beds, perennial beds, and gardens, and purchasing it in bulk (by the cubic yard) is the most...

JULY 9, 2021 | FRIDAY
6 Signs of Structural Damage You Should Never Ignore

Owning a home comes with some inevitable responsibilities, including maintaining and repairing problems before they worsen. There are, perhaps, no issues as problematic for homeowners as ...

The Best Tall Fescue Grass Seeds for a Lawn That Will Turn Heads

One of the most popular grass types, tall fescue, which is native to the European continent, was first brought to the U. S. in the early 1800s. The fescue genus (Festuca spp. ) includes a...

JUNE 29, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Kentucky Bluegrass Seeds for a Beautiful, Lush Lawn

Kentucky bluegrass—prized for its soft, low-growing habit—is best suited to northern regions where summer temps do not exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit, making it an optimal choice for the No...

JUNE 21, 2021 | MONDAY
Are Trex and Other Composite Decking Materials Now More Affordable Than Lumber?

Summer’s here, but the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t behind us yet. Homeowners are looking for ways to congregate safely with others and improve their outdoor spaces, and building a new deck is...

JUNE 21, 2021 | MONDAY
How To: Get Rid of Whiteflies

The first sign of a budding whitefly infestation may be a host of tiny white flying insects rising from a plant when its leaves are disturbed. If left untreated, whiteflies (Trialeurodes ...

How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

Typical Range: $1,362 to $5,640 National Average: $3,415Designing and maintaining a beautiful landscape is about more than just mowing and watering the yard—it can involve planting tre...

JUNE 15, 2021 | TUESDAY
I Used This Tree Control Herbicide to Kill a Stump—Did It Work?

Living on a partially wooded 80-acre tract offers plenty of room to grow a variety of desirable trees, but it also provides ample opportunity for trees, shrubs, and woody vines to crop up...

JUNE 14, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Lawn Sprinkler System Cost? The Cost to Install a Sprinkler System, Broken Down

Typical Range: $1,714 to $3,520 National Average: $2,538Having a sprinkler system installed takes the guesswork out of calculating how much water the lawn is receiving per week, and it...