Larry Collins

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When should you prune your roses?

If you have a garden full of roses whose blooms are fading fast your green fingers might be twitching at the thought of pruning them back neatly. but …

Miniature

Why you should plant shade-loving hostas in your garden

next<p>prevnext<p>prev<p>Hostas prove that variety is the spice of life, at least when it comes to their role in the landscape. Their large leaves come in a range of colors, shapes and textures and last for years. With thousands of hosta species to choose from, there’s sure to be something that will work in …

No Vise, No Workbench, No Problem: How to Hold Your Woodworking with a Simple Wooden Batten

I'm a lucky guy. My family has allowed me to dedicate half our basement into a dedicated shop space, complete with a custom woodworking bench and a …

Woodworking

Woodworking: 14 DIY woodworking projects for one weekend

Woodworking is usually a lot more fun that you would think, and the results speak for themselves…<p>Let's do some DIY! Everywhere we look, upgrades are …

3 Ways To Start Living On Half Your Income

Living on half your income. Impossible? No. Daunting? Yes. How do we accomplish this? With willpower made of steely determination and making major sacrifices. Add to that a dash of honesty, and you’re on your way. Easy, right?<p>All joking aside, the obvious first step is to cut back on your spending, …

Why Your Central AC Isn't Moving Enough Air

PM's senior home editor explains what might be up with your air conditioner.<p>My central air- conditioning system doesn't seem to be moving much air. What's the problem?—Laura I., Boise, Idaho<p>Of the things that can contribute to lack of air movement, some are simple enough for you to check. For …

Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in July

The summer solstice has passed, July is upon us, and the temperature outside feels like the surface of the sun. We get it—manual labor around the …

Home Improvement

Cables & the Case for Solder

When you graduate from mass-market hi-fi to high-end audio, one of the first things you notice is that audiophile gear dispenses with the gadgets and …

What You Need to Know If You're Considering a Fixer Upper

When you're a first-time home buyer growing dizzier by the minute walking through dreamy homes outside of your budget, it's only natural to consider …

Real Estate

Make it Count: Smart Uses for the Space Above Your Doors

Think your apartment is totally out of storage space? Think again—and look up. You probably have at least one doorway in your home with a little …

Woodworking: 10 easy ways to build your own pergola

Building a pergola is one of the easiest woodworking/DIY tasks out there—so if you're keen to test your skills, this is a good place to …

How to Clean Dryer Vents (and What Can Happen If You Don't)

If your clothes take forever and a day to dry, it might be high time you learned how to clean the dryer vents. Ask yourself, honestly, when was the …

How to make compost: The only video tutorial you'll need

I've always considered myself a better compost-maker than I am a gardener. And from building a compost tumbler to composting indoors, I've posted a …