Jennifer Noonan


A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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10 Plants Sure to Stop Deer in Their Tracks

If your backyard and garden have become a buffet for deer, these 10 Bambi-resistant plants will encourage them to forage elsewhere.

JULY 1, 2019 | MONDAY
25 Ways to Beautify Your Yard Without Planting a Thing

You can bring color, charm, and personality to your yard without planting a single flower. Check out these 25 gardening-free ways to make your property more beautiful.

Never Do These 11 Things During a Thunderstorm

Each year, lightning strikes about 400 people in the United States. While roughly 90 percent of victims survive their injuries, it's still a good idea to avoid a brush with one of Mother ...

MAY 30, 2019 | THURSDAY
8 Mistakes Most People Make with a Power Washer

Power-washing is not a mysterious process, but if done improperly, it can do serious damage. On your next power-washing project, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

MAY 7, 2019 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie—Glechoma hederacea, also commonly known as ground ivy—is an insidious weed that is both resilient and adaptable, making it very difficult to control successfully. A membe...

MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
8 Times to Never, Ever Skip Paint Primer

Is it really worth the effort and expense to prime before you paint? Absolutely. A primer preps the painting surface and seals any stains so that the paint adheres well, and you’ll get th...

APRIL 29, 2019 | MONDAY
8 Reasons Not to Use Pesticides in Your Yard and Garden

The advent of modern pesticides has meant that even home gardeners can achieve pristine landscaping and gorgeous, green lawns with chemical management. But using pesticides also has its d...

9 Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

With numerous kid-, pet- and earth-friendly ways to rid your garden of pesky weeds, here are nine stand-outs to put to the test.

Here Are All The Ways You’re Accidentally Ruining Your Tile

Durable, easy to clean, and available in many colors and shapes, it's easy to see why tile is such a popular option for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, and floors throughout the hom...

12 Tips for Homeowners Who Want to Spend Less Time Mowing

Everyone wants to enjoy a beautiful lawn in the summertime, but almost no one loves mowing it. Cut down on the time you spend mowing your grass with some of these smart tips.