Should I Clean My Kitchen Counters with Oregano Oil?

Oregano oil is in many all-natural cleaners and recipes for making your own. Does it really kill the germs that can make you sick? Find out…


Check Your Kitchen for This Surprising Cause of Food Poisoning

You can probably name most of the germiest spots in your kitchen, but scientists have identified a surprising item that’s a hotbed of bacteria…


How to Keep Your Garden Colorful All Summer Long

Easy ways to brighten up your garden with color after the flowers of spring have faded.


Fresh Eggs Every Day! A Simple Guide to Raising Chickens in Your Backyard

Raising chickens in your backyard is easier than ever—and takes less time than you think. Here's everything you need to know.


How to Battle Slugs in Your Garden—and Win

Slimy garden slugs can eat your garden seedlings. Here's how to get rid of them and even turn them into bait for birds.


Home Security System Scams

A home security system monitored by a security company is supposed to increase your safety and protect your property—but scammers…


How to Plant a Tree So That It Survives

In recent years, pros who study tree growth have learned new information and have changed the standard planting advice.


You Can Profit from a Tree You No Longer Want

Rather than destroy a tree you no longer want, you can sell it.

Home Maintenance

Stop Breaking Your Back to Clear Snow and Ice

Here come the snow and ice! Keeping your driveway, walkways and steps clear and safe is one of winter’s biggest…


Don’t Mow Your Grass Too Short—and More Lawn Tips from America’s Lawn Geek

It is lawn-care season across much of the US. But while most home owners try to take care of their…


The 8 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Lawn

Americans spend $40 billion each year on lawns—but money isn't their only contribution. The typical home owner also devotes 73…


The 2018 Colors of the Year

A design expert describes exactly what you could do with the paint “colors of the year” to enhance your home.


Why Colors Always Fool You When Decorating

Six things you need to know to prevent color-perception problems from undermining your home interior decoration.


Handy Laundry Substitutions

Help for when you run out of detergent or bleach.

Home Improvements

The Beauty Of Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting can increase your home’s visual appeal, making it more salable...