Teresa Odle, Contributing Writer & Editor

Teresa Odle

Contributing Writer & Editor

Highlights

  • Specialties and interests: Gardening, outdoor living, home improvement, and health care
  • Education and certificates: Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University; certifications in gardening and ski instruction
  • Other work: Former editor of African Violet Magazine, former freelance editor for Discovery Communications, editor for Cengage Learning (editor in the Life Sciences division), former master gardener

About

Teresa Odle is a writer and editor who has lived and gardened throughout the mountains of arid New Mexico. She joined the Bob Vila team as a freelancer in March 2020, editing and writing helpful articles mostly on gardening and outdoor living.

Best DIY Advice

Teresa and her husband love outdoor projects and really enjoyed having a rural 4-acre playground and test lab filled with plenty of critters, where one DIY project involved building  gabion walls and new raised beds in a large xeric garden. Her best DIY advice? “There is so much information online that it can be overwhelming. Be sure to vet online and social media info by checking the source and—when looking at plant choices and plant care tips—by seeking experts who live and grow in similar conditions.”

More from Teresa Odle

How to Use Epsom Salt for Plants
DIY

How to Use Epsom Salt for Plants

13 Handy Household Uses for Diatomaceous Earth
Cleaning & Organizing

13 Handy Household Uses for Diatomaceous Earth

How to Get Rid of Creeping Charlie
Lawn & Garden

How to Get Rid of Creeping Charlie

5 Fixes for a Stuck Key
DIY

5 Fixes for a Stuck Key

How to Remove Paint From Wood
DIY

How to Remove Paint From Wood

How to Get Rid of Dandelions in Your Yard
DIY

How to Get Rid of Dandelions in Your Yard

How to Overseed a Lawn
DIY

How to Overseed a Lawn