Kat Hodgins

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kat Hodgins is a freelance writer for home repair, DIY home building projects, and green living. She previously worked at OP Media Group for three of their magazines, including Cottage (a former division of OP), writing DIY articles, such as building an outhouse and insulation installation. In her tenure as a content and copywriter, Kat has written for many companies, including Perk Canada, Nest Designs, Run Wild My Child, and This Is LD. Outside of her work as a writer, Kat is an insurance benefits professional, nature enthusiast, recreational climber, and chocolate connoisseur enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. You can view Kat’s body of work on Contently or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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MAY 13, 2022 | FRIDAY
Have a Green Thumb? These Side Hustles Could Make You Big Money

The gig economy is here to stay. If you’re looking to make some extra money outside of your full-time employment, why not find a side hustle that puts your gardening talents to work? For ...

MAY 11, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Pros and Cons of Living in an A-Frame House

A-frame homes are making a comeback. These cozy buildings are simple structures where the sloped sides of the A-shaped roof form two of the home's walls. A wide first floor tapers to a pe...

MAY 11, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
10 Sustainable Gardening Trends to Try in 2022

Gardening is an excellent way to spend time outside, grow your own food, and even reduce your environmental impact. If you take it a step farther and mindfully incorporate sustainable gar...

APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
6 Types of Berries That Are Easy to Grow in Containers

Who doesn’t love a small-space edible garden? Plucking and eating fresh berries right off the plant makes for a convenient and healthy snack. Often planted in garden beds, berries are one...

APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Real Estate Bidding Wars

Real estate seems out of control as of late. In an ultra-hot real estate market, homes are being sold for as much as six figures over the asking price. When the housing market is this agg...

APRIL 27, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
3 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Kill Clover in Your Yard

Many folks consider the perfect lawn to be beautifully manicured turf without a weed in sight, but what about clover? Clover is a dense ground cover recognized by its shamrock-shaped leav...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
12 Ways to Rewild Your Suburban Plot

Rethink Your Definition of a Beautiful YardIt’s time to leave manicured, neat, and tidy lawns in the past and get back to nature:"Rewilding" is a trend that allows areas of land...

MARCH 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
25 Shade-Loving Plants for Where the Sun Don't Shine

No, not every plant wants all sunshine, all the time. Many lovely, low-maintenance options exist for those miscellaneous low-light areas of your landscape. These 25 sensational shade plan...

MARCH 24, 2022 | THURSDAY
Try Scents to Send Pests Packing From Your Garden

As a gardener, you know how frustrating it is to put hours into your plot only to see it ravaged by pests. Every garden has its nemesis: aphids, slugs, raccoons, rabbits, deer, or otherwi...

MARCH 17, 2022 | THURSDAY
10 Women-Owned Home and Garden Brands We Love

Women-owned businesses growing and thriving in the home and garden industries are always worth celebrating. When women start their own companies, everyone benefits. Every new female-owned...