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  • How To Navigate A Home Show

    Spring will soon be here, and that means it’s prime home show time for much of the country. Whether your city hosts a home show or a combined home and garden…

  • John Deere 1026R Sub-Compact Tractor Review

    Our tour of the John Deere manufacturing facility in Augusta, GA was amazing and testing the latest tractors and riding mowers was definitely the highlight. Our photos and videos from the…

  • John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

    We’ve had a ton of interest in our John Deere tractor articles so we thought we should provide even more detail on their newest utility tractors. We’ll start with the base…

  • Best Home Improvement Apps

    We’ve been sharing our favorite home improvement apps for a few years so we decided to compile them into a helpful guide that is categorized according to your home improvement needs.…

  • How the Liteblok Can Help You Build Green

    We’re always on the lookout for new products. Or old products done better. Or anything, really, that gets the mind spinning with DIY possibilities. The Liteblok from Cresco Concrete is one…

  • Eco-Friendly Ice Melt Options

    Ice melt is a terribly useful invention, but the drawback is that many conventional formulas contain a high degree of chemicals that, during a thaw, can run-off into nearby water sources…

  • Build A DIY Snow Ramp

    Who says all of your DIY fun has to be confined inside during the winter months? If you’re lucky enough to live in a locale that receives snow (or are on…

  • Digging Out From the Snow Safely

    The Northeast is digging out today from record snowfall and people are putting their snowblowers and snow shovels back in action. Here are some tips for digging out from the snow…

  • Protect Your Home From Carpenter Ants

    In most parts of the country, the threat of pests has diminished thanks to frigid temperatures and inhospitable weather conditions. Yet carpenter ants, one of the most destructive pests, can still…

  • Records As Roofing

    File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting…

  • 7 Places With Free Land For The Taking

    In today’s downturned economy, it can seem nearly impossible to find somewhere to live where there are jobs, affordable housing, and banks willing to approve a loan. If you’re not lucky…

  • Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

    Yes, we said it — the dreaded s-word! As snow begins to fall in parts of the country, it’s time to think about stocking up on winter supplies and that most…

  • Clean Up Yard Waste With Compostable Lawn Bags

    With autumn drawing to a close, it’s time to address the arduous task of cleaning up all those gorgeous fall leaves strewn about your yard. However, many waste management companies and…

  • How To Clean Your Gutters

    As we mentioned in our fall maintenance checklist, cleaning gutters is very important to the overall health of your home as gutters blocked by debris such as leaves and branches will…

  • Your Fall Maintenance Checklist

    I love a good list. It keeps me organized and focused, and I savor the sense of accomplishment when I can draw a big line through a completed item. Thanks to…

  • Stock Up Now On Winter Supplies

    Yes, I said it — the dreaded “w” word! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but freezing temperatures, snow and ice will be here before you know it…

  • 10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

    Winter is peeking around the corner and ready to cast a frost across the garden you’ve carefully cultivated all spring and summer. The gardening pros from the Chicago Flower & Garden…