Jennifer Noonan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 1, 2019 | THURSDAY
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...

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...

JULY 3, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
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 5, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
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 ...

MAY 30, 2019 | THURSDAY
8 Mistakes Most People Make with a Power Washer

Power-washing is not a mysterious process, but if done improperly, it can do serious damage. On your next power-washing project, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.

MAY 7, 2019 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie—Glechoma hederacea, also commonly known as ground ivy—is an insidious weed that is both resilient and adaptable, making it very difficult to control successfully. A membe...

MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
8 Times to Never, Ever Skip Paint Primer

Is it really worth the effort and expense to prime before you paint? Absolutely. A primer preps the painting surface and seals any stains so that the paint adheres well, and you’ll get th...