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 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 ...

MAY 21, 2021 | FRIDAY
3 Surprisingly Good Reasons to Let Dandelions Grow in Your Yard

Most people turn their noses up at the swaths of yellow puffs that show up in the early springtime. To many, dandelions are intruders, weeds that ruin a perfect lawn, and an eyesore. To R...

MAY 14, 2021 | FRIDAY
6 Types of Bonsai Trees That Are Best for Beginners

Bonsai, a horticultural art that hails from ancient China, is still a popular hobby today. One common misconception is that bonsai is a type of tree. In fact, bonsai refers to the craft o...

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.