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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APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Fertilizers for St. Augustine Grass in Your Yard

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APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Lawn Ornaments to Add Curb Appeal

Lawn ornaments provide a tasteful and affordable means of decorating your yard, without having to plant elaborate hedges or make changes to the landscape. From timeless Greek sculptures t...

APRIL 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! When to Apply Pre-Emergent to Prevent a Weedy Lawn and Garden

Q: When should I apply pre-emergent weed control?A: Knowing when to apply pre-emergent herbicide can mean the difference between having a lush, weed-free lawn or a yard riddled with dande...

The Dos and Don'ts of Using Expanding Foam Insulation Around the House

Insulating expanding foam sealant makes quick work of reducing sound transfer, stabilizing a wobbly showerhead, or even securing fragile items for shipping. However, it's not suitable for...

The Best Fertilizers for Hydrangeas of 2021

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The Best Seedling Heat Mats of 2021

For many gardeners, browsing through plants in a garden center is a favorite spring pastime, but some find that bedding plants can be pricey and only come in limited varieties. Starting s...

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
Trees and Property Lines: 8 Things All Neighbors Should Know

Good fences make good neighbors, but when tree branches extend over those fences—or property lines—neighbors can become grouchy.

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Hydroponic Systems of 2021

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The Best Leaf Blowers of 2021

Manually raking leaves is often a laborious chore. You can make it an easier and faster process by using a leaf blower. There is a wide variety of styles and sizes of leaf blowers on the ...

MARCH 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! Why is My Dehumidifier Not Working?

Q: We live in an area where humidity is high, so we regularly run a dehumidifier to keep the air in our home from feeling sticky. Unfortunately, the dehumidifier seems to have stopped wor...