Steph Coelho

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Steph Coelho

Title: Contributing Writer 

Steph Coelho is a freelance writer and editor whose favorite place in her home is the kitchen. She started out as a BobVila.com contributor in April 2019 and has been writing about lifestyle topics since 2017. She has an eye for design but has a particular soft spot for midcentury details. 

Expertise and Experience

Steph has been gardening for over 10 years and previously worked on educational garden-related programming for nonprofits and community centers. During the pandemic, she took up an indoor gardening hobby and now grows her favorite herbs and greens right inside her kitchen. 

In addition to writing for BobVila.com, she also has bylines with Hunker, Healthline, Greatist, WaPo, Insider, and more. She is also an experienced product tester and reviewer, specializing in kitchen goods, garden items, and smart tech.

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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.

MARCH 4, 2021 | THURSDAY
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.

MARCH 2, 2021 | TUESDAY
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...

FEBRUARY 9, 2021 | TUESDAY
This One Crop Could Give You Your Best Vegetable Garden Yet

Peanuts are more than a delicious and filling snack. They're also a valuable cover crop that can help your vegetable garden flourish. The humble peanut's journey from foodstuff to soil bo...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
14 Handy Products That Help You Get By Without a Dishwasher

Turn dishwashing into relaxing downtime with the help of these useful products.

JANUARY 29, 2021 | FRIDAY
12 Landscaping Problems Your Extension Service Can Help You Solve

On a budget? Get dirt cheap landscaping advice close to home.

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
15 Products to Help You Warm Up Every Corner of Your Home

Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean it has to feel like it inside your home.

JANUARY 4, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soil Moisture Meters Tested in 2023

Water is vital to thriving plant life—plants would shrivel up and die without it—but ensuring that you provide the right amount of H2O can be difficult. Those new to gardening may often o...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Garden Forks of 2023

Though you may be like some gardeners who love to hoard gadgets, it is possible to achieve most gardening goals with a basic set of tools. Among these, one of the most essential gardening...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gardening Shoes of 2023

Those who love gardening have likely muddied if not totally ruined a decent pair of shoes while pursuing it. That’s where gardening shoes come in. Made of durable, flexible materials such...