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MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
11 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Grow in an AeroGarden

Horticulturalists and brown thumbs alike love the ease with which their AeroGardens grow tomatoes and salad greens indoors. What some AeroGardeners may not know, however, is that these so...

MAY 27, 2022 | FRIDAY
Why You Should Hand-Pollinate Some of Your Veggies This Year—and How to Do It

With bee populations declining dramatically due to loss of habitat—a 45 percent loss in managed honeybee colonies from 2020 to 2021, according to a survey conducted by the nonprofit Bee I...

APRIL 20, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Want a Bountiful Summer Garden? Do These 3 Quick Things to Your Soil This Weekend

It happens to all of us: In no time flat, winter has slipped away and it’s suddenly time to get spring vegetables and ornamentals in the ground. You have no time for soil tests, lengthy w...

MARCH 30, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
9 Products to Help You Corral Your Garden Veggies

Close your eyes and imagine the unparalleled sweetness of a homegrown tomato. Now picture that plump, juicy tomato out of the reach of ground-dwelling pests and happily supported by cleve...

MARCH 28, 2022 | MONDAY
7 Signs Your Plants Need a Grow Light

Plants grown indoors typically don’t receive as much light as those that spend their lives outdoors. Many houseplants are specifically suited to lower-light conditions and will flourish i...

JANUARY 15, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! This Is How to Fix a Furnace That’s Not Turning On

Q: We recently moved into our home and now that it’s getting cold, we’ve noticed that the furnace isn’t turning on. We know we need to get it working before the pipes freeze but have no i...

JANUARY 22, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
5 Smart Tips for Soundproofing Windows

Whether it’s highway traffic, loud neighbors, or birds chirping, if you don’t have sound proof windows, some noise from the outside world is bound to disrupt your daily activities, especi...

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Is Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Right for Your Home?

Hardwood floors add natural warmth to any room, but the traditional method of installing hardwood is time consuming and messy, and it exposes the installer to toxic fumes from stains and ...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
How to Start a Fire in a Fireplace

At first, it may seem like a foolproof undertaking: You put some wood in the fireplace, light a match, then sit back and watch it burn. Right? Well, yes and no. With seasoned firewood, a ...

APRIL 4, 2019 | THURSDAY
Solved! How to Improve Privacy When You Have a Window in the Shower

Q: The shower in the main bathroom of our new home has a window. I’ve never seen such a thing before! How can I maintain my privacy while enjoying the sunlight the window offers?A: While ...