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13 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these 13 no-nos.<p>Leaving grass …

How To Grow Artichokes?

With an aspect that resembles a Christmas ball and with a particular taste, artichokes are some of those vegetables one either loves or hates.<p>I …

How to identify and control pests feasting on your garden: Ask an expert

Gardening season is in gear and everyone has a question of some sort. Get answers from Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer tool from Oregon …

11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World’s Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

What says summer better than a big, ripe and very juicy tomato? Gardeners have been growing there delicious fruits and enjoying their goodness for a …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

18 Of The Fastest Growing Veggies You Can Harvest In No Time

Gardening may be a game of patience, but some veggies grow like crazy.<p>This article is the real deal for everyone who needs instant produce. Can you …

10 Of The Worst Plants To Grow In Your Garden

In the effort to ensure your summer of gardening is as carefree as possible, we’ve curated a list of decorative plants that really aren’t worth all …

This Is the Biggest Garden Trend of 2018

Spring has arrived, and this year, experimentation is the name of the garden game.<p>We love tending productive gardens, and there’s a distinct …

Remodeling 101: What to Know About the 4 Most Popular Wood Floor Finishes

Imagine this renovation nightmare: Having chosen to install hardwood flooring and pored over the options, you select a beautiful wood, pay for it, …

How to Build a Drip Irrigation System - DIY

Proper watering is one of the most important aspects of growing your own vegetables. On a recent trip to Virginia, I met Scott and Susan Hill of Hill …

Gardening

10 Tips for Patching Drywall

Before you paint a wall you have to prepare the surface, which inevitably involves patching. It’s one of the most important steps. But sometimes it …

Home Improvement

Earth Ground And The Grid

The electrical grid transmits power over wires to our houses, and our Bryan Cockfield has covered it very well in his Electrical Grid Demystified …

Arduino

How To: Clean an AC Filter

Though often overlooked, HVAC air filters are responsible for a mighty important job: keeping dust, dirt, and other d...

Before and After: A Dark & Dated Kitchen's Beautiful Update

The kitchen in this Brooklyn brownstone — before its reinvigorating renovation and revival — was dismal. Dark, dated. Grimy and greasy. Peeling …

More space, better resale value: What to know about finishing your basement

Feeling pressed for space? The solution might be right under your feet.<p>Finished basements are a way to add resale value to your home at a fraction of what it costs to build up or out. And although they certainly come with risks, including leaks, floods and mold, most of these obstacles can be …

Home Improvement

Woodworking: 6 houses you can build yourself

Who knew that building your own home out of wood would actually be easy?<p>Having a home that we own is often a goal for many of us. In fact, it doesn't …

Woodworking

How to Fix a Running Toilet in 8 Painless Steps

If there's one skill that should be in everyone's home improvement arsenal, it's knowing how to fix a running toilet. Not only is it virtually …

The Basics of Watering Lawns

Watering the lawn is much more than running sprinklers at night or spraying it with a hose. Water management is an integral component of a sound lawn …

Gardening

Shipping container architecture – in pictures

Designers and architects are exploring the potential of repurposed shipping containers, but critics say they are not necessarily sustainable or cost-effective

Architecture

NAFTA explained

President Trump has called NAFTA "the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country." What exactly is it?

Donald Trump

Solar Power: What to Know Before You Install Your System

The most common type of home solar power system features photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert sunlight into electricity. These panels are typically …

Solar Power

One Easy Way to Burn More Fat at the Gym

There's a key difference between "fat" and "calories."<p>Burning calories and burning fat are not the same thing. Calories from carbohydrates are burned first during a workout, because they are the most readily available form of energy. If those calories go unused, they get stored in fat cells. It …

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

Home Improvement

The Photographer's Ultimate Dilemma: Which Lenses Should I Buy?

Sorry to break it to you but it is, of course, an impossible question to answer, just far too many variables with this one.<p>However, what we can do is …

7 Slow-Cooker Dinners You Can Make and Freeze Ahead of Time

A slow cooker is already a great tool for cutting down on work in the kitchen, but combine its simplifying ability with the time-saving benefits of …

10 Car Problems You Can Easily Fix Yourself

You don't have to take your car into the shop for all your car problems. You can save a bundle by doing these ten simple repairs yourself using …

Home Improvement

How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are expensive, you might not have room for a big, industrial-looking block in your home, and you …

Composting 101

03/16/2017 · by onemoregeneration · in Guest Educators and Explorers, Main, Take Action. ·<p>Hi! Olivia here from One More Generation!<p>Remember how back in December I wrote about gardening and composting on my holiday list? Well, do I have some news for you! It turns out these go hand and hand! At …

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …

Solar Power