Marisa Villarreal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marisa Villarreal is a Master's degree candidate in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she co-chairs Women in Design, the program's largest student-run organization. Ms. Villarreal also served as the editor of the 2018 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Student Guide. As a media professional, her career has included roles at BobVila.com, Food52.com, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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NOVEMBER 5, 2018 | MONDAY
8 Home Hazards—and How to Mitigate Them

More things trouble homeowners than what goes “bump in the night.” Here are eight dangerous problems you'll want to avoid—or swiftly remedy.

JULY 25, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
11 Signs of an Unhappy Houseplant (and How You Can Help)

Who knew so much could go wrong with a houseplant? Here are 11 of the most common afflictions and their treatments so you can revive your friendly foliage in no time.

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bug Off: Your Guide to Dealing with Houseplant Pests

You've got a green thumb, huh? Well, that's a start. But it takes more than experience to prevent critters from infesting your indoor plants. You need a little luck, first of all....

APRIL 7, 2017 | FRIDAY
The 10 Best Sheds for Your Backyard

If you own a garage, you know the struggle of keeping power tools and lawn and garden supplies in place and out of the path of the car. But there comes a point, usually when you've amasse...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | SATURDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for a DIY Hanging Planter

‘Tis the season for winterizing your garden, a task that gives you the opportunity to bring your most beloved plants indoors. What better way to display these seasonal visitors than on a ...

AUGUST 12, 2016 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 6 Designs for DIY Garden Furniture

With the right furniture, you can turn your garden into an outdoor reprieve for rest and relaxation. But, unfortunately, the weather-proof options don’t always come cheap. That’s why we p...

MAY 12, 2016 | THURSDAY
12 Backyard Updates You Can Do in a Day

Whether you’re looking to increase storage space, expand your patio, or add interest to your garden, upgrading your backyard can be as fast and easy as an afternoon of labor. Find inspira...

AUGUST 11, 2015 | TUESDAY
Goodbye Grass: 13 Inspiring Ideas for a "No Mow" Backyard

Americans love our lawns but let's face it: Creating a perfectly manicured yard is time-consuming. Just think about all the weekend hours you've spent cutting, watering, fertilizing, and ...

JULY 6, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: What to Do If a Bird Flies into Your House

Cracking the windows is an effective way to air out your house in the summer—but an open window can also be an open invitation to any number of unwanted visitors. Occasionally, a bird may...

MAY 3, 2015 | SUNDAY
How To: Make Concrete Garden Edging

Always affordable and at once both decorative and functional, concrete garden edging effectively defines garden beds, tree surrounds, and driveway curbs, their versatility enabling you to...