Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 eHow.com) 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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JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
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JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Solar Panels of 2022

As utility costs continue to skyrocket, it’s helpful to find ways to save money on electric bills. One way is using solar energy through solar panels. More than just a top choice for thos...

JUNE 23, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best John Deere Lawn Tractors of 2022

Pushing a lawn mower can be great exercise, but not everyone wants to spend every Saturday morning mowing a large yard. To avoid a weekly time-consuming mow, riding mowers and lawn tracto...

JUNE 20, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Honda Lawn Mowers of 2022

Nothing says summer like the sound of lawn mowers powering up. The long-standing ritual of keeping lawns neatly trimmed and manicured is easier with a quality mower, and the ability to im...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
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Sharpening a chainsaw once meant working on the chain’s individual teeth by hand. Today’s best chainsaw sharpeners are changing all that. An electric sharpener (also called a “grinder”) m...

MAY 25, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Liquid Lawn Fertilizers of 2022

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MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Lawn Fungicides of 2022

Even the best-tended lawn can develop a fungal problem, which can show up as visible brown patches, rusty-looking or yellow spots, rings of dead grass, and slimy areas. Fungi and their sp...

MAY 2, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Spot Shoddy Renovations While House Hunting

House hunting is exciting, but trying to get the most house for the money can be a nerve-wracking process. Many sellers go to great lengths to make their homes appealing to buyers, includ...

MAY 2, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Fertilizers for Zoysia Grass of 2022

Native to Asia, zoysia is a warm-season turf grass that’s commonly grown in the southern part of the U. S. , where summer temps easily reach the century mark. It tolerates extreme heat, h...

APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does HVAC Service Cost?

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