Steph Coelho


Steph Coelho is a freelance writer focusing on home & garden, health, wellness, and other lifestyle topics. She is a Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor, has taught numerous gardening classes and workshops, and has a keen eye for home decor (FYI: the more plants, the better). When she’s not click-clacking away on her keyboard she’s either digging in the garden, sautéing something in the kitchen, or nose-deep in a good book.

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MAY 12, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! What is a Perennial?

Q: I recently moved into a new house and have plenty of outdoor space to start a garden. But when browsing plants at my local nursery, I noticed that some were marked as "perennial&q...

MAY 7, 2021 | FRIDAY
9 Nifty Uses for Neem Oil Around the House

Use this natural oil for safe, effective pest control and more.

MAY 6, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! When to Plant Hostas

Q: I'm looking to upgrade my landscape soon, and easy-care hostas are right up my alley. But I don't want to mistakenly plant them at the wrong time. Can you tell me when to plant hostas ...

11 Plants You Should Never Start Indoors

Save room under your grow lights for plants that need a head start. These veggie, herb, and flower seeds do much better when they’re sown outdoors.

APRIL 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
What a Hotter-Than-Average Summer Means for Your Garden This Year

The Weather Channel recently released their outlook for summer 2021, and it looks like some regions across the U. S. are in for a hotter-than-usual few months. Meteorologists predict that...

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
5 Paint Colors That Make Your House Appear Dingy

A new coat of paint is often a perfect way to refresh a room. Years of grubby handprints and paws tracking in dirt can do a number on painted walls and trim. Unfortunately, not every pain...

APRIL 12, 2021 | MONDAY
15 Hot Tub Deck Ideas for a Relaxing Backyard

Find inspiration for your backyard oasis with these hot tub deck ideas fit for royalty.

10 Ways Your Backyard Garden Can Combat Climate Change

Whether you have multiple acres, a postage stamp-sized yard, or a container garden, planting your own victory garden can benefit the environment.

7 Things to Know When Growing a Wildflower Garden

Picture it—an oasis of wildflowers dotted with blooms of various shapes and sizes. Bees and butterflies are buzzing and flitting from nectar-filled flowers to sun-soaked resting spots. It...

The One Important Space You’re Forgetting to Declutter

We’re online now more than ever. However, while most people are conscientious about scrubbing and decluttering their homes, they rarely think about the burden of a messy digital space. Re...