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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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?

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...

JUNE 12, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Peel and Stick Floor Tiles of 2022

Installing some types of flooring, including wall-to-wall carpeting, ceramic tile, and hardwood, can be challenging for the DIYer who doesn't have the proper equipment or knowledge. Not s...

JUNE 12, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Bathroom Vanities of 2022

Bathroom vanities come in various materials, styles, and sizes, allowing users to  add storage beneath the sinks and complement the decor of the space. The best model for your bath will f...

JUNE 12, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Shoe Organizer for Your Closet and Organization Needs

Shoes are an essential part of a wardrobe and often become clutter near the entryway or at the bottom of a closet. In addition to those who solely own practical footwear, shoe lovers and ...

JUNE 11, 2021 | FRIDAY
Lumber-Cost Lunacy: Clever Ways to Save Money on Wood for Your DIY Projects

If you haven’t shopped for lumber recently, you’re in for a shock at how expensive a board is these days. According to Fixr, a site that tracks remodeling and construction trends, prices ...