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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JULY 22, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To: Get Rid of Thrips

Many garden pests are easy to spot, but thrips often evade detection until they’ve completely taken over. This is due to their small size—less than 1/20 of an inch long. Despite their min...

JULY 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
How To: Change Hydrangea Color

Hydrangeas are one of the only types of flowers that can change color. The change in hue happens in response to the availability of aluminum. These gorgeous landscaping plants are like pH...

JULY 12, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Cool Products That Make it Easier to Garden in the Summer Heat

Temperatures are rising, but you’re still on weeding and watering duty outside. Here’s how to stay cool while working in the garden this summer.

Types of Gourds All DIYers Should Know

Like squash, gourds are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also comprises cucumbers and pumpkins. With so many different types of gourds, it’s helpful to know how to tell them apart ...

JULY 2, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Split Hostas for More (Free!) Landscaping Foliage

Hostas are a common sight in gardens and landscaping across North America. They’re low-maintenance and fine with partial sun conditions. Although hostas don’t produce the showy flowers co...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What Your Plants' Yellow Leaves Mean, and How to Fix Them

Q: I purchased my first houseplant a few months ago, and things were going great. But recently its leaves have started to turn yellow. What's wrong with my plant; am I doing something wro...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What are Biennial Plants?

Q: While shopping at my local garden center last weekend, I came across some biennial plants. I'm familiar with annuals and perennials, but what are biennials?A: A biennial plant is a flo...

7 Common Tree Diseases and How to Treat Them Before it's Too Late

Like people, trees can succumb to various diseases. But since trees don’t cry out in pain, they can’t tell humans when something is wrong. It’s up to you to spot and treat a disease befor...

JUNE 11, 2021 | FRIDAY
Everything You Need to Start a Raised Bed Garden

Want to establish above-ground gardening plots in your yard but don’t know where to start? Here’s what to buy.

MAY 25, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! When is the Best Time to Trim Trees for Proper Maintenance?

Q: I have several trees on my property that are looking a little overgrown and could use some shaping, but I don't want to stress the plants during important periods of development. When ...