Michelle Ullman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Ullman has been an avid gardener, DIYer, and home decorator for most of her life. She turned that passion into a freelance career and has been writing about just about everything related to home, garden, and lifestyle since 2011. Her writing has been published on many websites, including Better Homes & Gardens, Business Insider, The Spruce, and Investopedia. She also writes for several corporate blogs, including ADT Home Security, Walmart, Pennington Garden Decor, and Lowe’s. Follow Michelle Ullman on LinkedIn.

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JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What is a Convection Oven?

Q: It’s time to replace my old oven. I see a lot of new ovens have a convection function, but I’ve never cooked with anything but a conventional oven. What is a convection oven, and is it...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
13 Kitchen Leftovers That are Good for Your Plants

Cut down on waste by putting kitchen scraps to good use in your garden. Here are 13 ways to give kitchen leftovers new life.

JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
What’s the Difference? Carpenter Bee vs. Bumblebee

They’re both somewhat fuzzy, they are both very buzzy, and they are both members of the Apidae family, which includes more than 5,700 species of bees found on every continent other than A...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
7 Important Things to Know About Your Squirrel Feeder

When it comes to daring hijinks, astounding feats of agility, and sheer persistence, it’s hard to beat your average backyard squirrel. There are more than 200 species of squirrels found a...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
Solved! What Attracts Ants to Your Home

Q: It seems like I’m always battling infestations of ants, especially in my kitchen, bathroom, and garden. What attracts ants into my home, and how can I keep them out?A: Ugh. You head in...

MAY 7, 2021 | FRIDAY
6 Incredible Things to Know About Hummingbird Nests

While every bird’s nest is proof of nature’s amazing artistry, there’s something almost magical about hummingbird nests. These tiny birds are found only in the Americas, although the vast...

APRIL 21, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
12 Gorgeous Plants to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden and add some colorful flowers at the same time? Then try these 12 blossoming beauties.

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
Tick vs. Bed Bug: How to Tell the Difference Between These Notorious Pests

In the case of ticks and bed bugs, there is one thing they share in common—causing disgust. Just the thought of either of these blood-sucking pests is enough to make your skin crawl. But ...

APRIL 7, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
7 Important Things to Know About Your Hummingbird Feeder

If you live in the eastern half of the United States, ruby-throated hummingbirds may be paying you a visit this springtime. For those living in the west, varieties such as black-chinned, ...

MARCH 1, 2021 | MONDAY
How To: Make Hummingbird Food

Like tiny flying jewels, hummingbirds are a treat to observe zipping, perching, or sipping in your garden. There are around 300 species of hummingbirds, but only a handful venture north o...