In the spirit of "waste not, want not", autumn leaves, cast off from summer weary trees readying themselves for winter, can become a rich source of nutrients for next spring's growing season. The compost you create today will literally help your garden bear fruit in the months to come. Just follow these five simple steps.
Selective fall pruning can improve the health and appearance of trees and shrubs come spring, but it's critical to know what to cut and when.
Proper maintenance is a key ingredient for a long and healthy life for your deck. Now is the time to prepare your deck to protect it from the ravages of winter.
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.