Jennifer Noonan


A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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AUGUST 12, 2019 | MONDAY
What a Difference a Floor Finish Makes!

There are so many beautiful finishes available in today’s solid wood flooring. With so many options, from distressed finishes to finishes that mimic oil-rubbing, you'll certainly find the...

14 Things It's Illegal to Throw in the Trash

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash every year. We constantly toss food waste, paper products, and used household item...

The 25 Most Dangerous Plants for Your Pet

You may be surprised at the number of very common plants—both indoor and out—that are toxic to pets. Check out our list of landscaping stalwarts (and few houseplants, too) that can make y...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
The 15 Worst Invasive Plants in America

Many of the most invasive plant species thriving in the United States came from elsewhere—mostly Europe and Asia. While they are often beautiful, these plants spread rapidly in an environ...

JULY 11, 2019 | THURSDAY
8 Ways You're Making Your Mosquito Problem Worse

Mosquitoes are an unfortunate reality of summer. As soon as the weather warms up and the humidity rises, any small body of stagnant water can become an instant breeding ground for these a...

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
The Most Important Outdoor Tasks You Can Complete This Summer

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy! But don't let the days just drift by. Now that the sun is shining, home improvement projects beckon. How many of these tasks and upgrades will you chec...

10 Plants Sure to Stop Deer in Their Tracks

If your backyard and garden have become a buffet for deer, these 10 Bambi-resistant plants will encourage them to forage elsewhere.

JULY 1, 2019 | MONDAY
25 Ways to Beautify Your Yard Without Planting a Thing

You can bring color, charm, and personality to your yard without planting a single flower. Check out these 25 gardening-free ways to make your property more beautiful.

JUNE 13, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Things You Can Do for Your Lawn

A great-looking lawn doesn’t just happen. It takes lots of care to keep your grass healthy and green. Luckily, the secrets to fabulous, lush grass are available to anyone who wants to lea...

Never Do These 11 Things During a Thunderstorm

Each year, lightning strikes about 400 people in the United States. While roughly 90 percent of victims survive their injuries, it's still a good idea to avoid a brush with one of Mother ...