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JUNE 13, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Wet Sanding Drywall

When it comes to interior walls, drywall has a lot going for it. It’s inexpensive, fairly easy to install and repair, and holds up well to life in the average household. But drywall requi...

JUNE 12, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Flies Outside

Landing on the food at your backyard barbecue. Buzzing around your face as you do yard work. Zipping through your front door as soon as you open it. They are Musca domestica, the common h...

JUNE 7, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Long-Lasting Flowers for Your Yard

Flowering trees and shrubs deliver vibrant color to the yard, but most varieties bloom for only weeks at a time. If you want extended curb appeal, these 14 long-lasting stunners—a mix of ...

JUNE 5, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Fix a Slow Sink Drain

Q: My bathroom sink isn’t draining very well, and it’s driving me crazy. While the water does eventually drain out, it takes a long time—and, in the meantime, it’s hard to use a sink full...

MAY 30, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts for Safely Felling a Tree

Whether it’s blocking your view, is diseased or damaged, or is taking up space you’d rather use for something else, felling a tree is never a task to be undertaken lightly. This is one pr...

MAY 29, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Mold on the Walls

Q: Ugh! I've recently discovered ugly patches of mold on the walls in my bathroom. Is it dangerous? How do I get rid of it?A: It’s an all-too-common problem in any area of the home wh...

MAY 22, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of June Bugs

If you’ve ever been out on a summer evening outdoors only to be startled by an inch-long, slow-flying beetle crashing into you, then you’ve encountered a June bug. The four most common of...

MAY 9, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 Dirty Secrets a Carpet Can Keep from You

The joys of carpeting are many: It’s undeniably the softest, most comfortable type of flooring, it muffles sound, and it helps insulate rooms from temperature swings. But that plush pile ...

APRIL 23, 2018 | MONDAY
What's the Difference? MDF vs. Plywood

While it’s hard to match the natural beauty of solid wood, it’s an undeniably pricey option. Fortunately, for many projects, the two main substitutes—medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and p...

APRIL 17, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Times You Can Get Nature to Do Your Yard Work for You

Do you ever dream of a beautiful backyard that takes care of itself, leaving you free to simply lounge in a hammock? Well, a completely self-sufficient garden may not be possible, but you...