Mosquitoes thrive in wetlands, ponds and puddles --- anywhere that water is allowed to stand. Here are a few strategies to protect yourself from the annoying bites and potentially deadly diseases that they carry.
Through thoughtful placement of water features and plants, homeowners can use evaporation, convection and shade to maximize the natural cooling effects of the land.
Knowing how to identify, prevent and treat wood rot is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy deck that will last for years.
The sheen or gloss of a paint will determine its ability to hide flaws, enhance architectural features, or make for easy cleanup and stain resistance.
Home composting is good for you and your family, your garden and the planet. Here are the basics.
Gutters are the unsung heroes of a home's exterior. When constructed from copper, this oft-overlooked detail becomes more than a rainy day standout.
Looking for a different approach to growing houseplants? Skip the potting soil and give hydroponics a try. Cultivating your window garden in glass vessels will provide an entirely new perspective on the growing process along with new challenges to your gardening skills.
Unlimited storage space would be great. But sufficient space is possible—if you make full use of the laundry, basement, attic and garage.
If you've always wanted one of those beautiful table centerpieces that look like miniature Christmas trees but didn't want to shell out the $40 they cost, they're quite easy to make and a fun project to do with children.
The vibrant poinsettia, the flowering plant most often associated with Christmas, is a relative newcomer on the holiday scene, only claiming its title in the early days of the 20th century.