How to – protect plants from frost and freezes

With the arrival of cooler fall weather, gardeners need to be prepared for the threat of freezing temperatures and frost. If the weather dips below freezing (32° F or 0° C) or gets cold enough for frost to form, there’s a good chance that sensitive plants will be harmed or killed. Here’s what you need ...

How to – rake leaves like a pro

A fall rite of passage for homeowners, raking leaves is as simple as most yardwork comes. Nonetheless, there’s still a smart and a not-so-smart way to do the job. If you’d rather spend less time corralling fallen foliage and more time enjoying the season, here are some tips on how to rake like a pro. 

7 home staging ideas you can do yourself

Selling your home the right way involves far more than just opening your door to potential buyers. How you present your home can have a big impact on the success of your sale. One study by Coldwell Banker found that staged homes spent half the time on the market of un-staged homes and sold for ...

8 autumn decorating ideas

With the turning of the leaves and the ripening of the harvest, there’s no doubt that Mother Nature knows how to decorate for autumn. But do you know how to spruce up your home for the season? If you need some help falling into fall décor, here are eight ways you can roll out some ...

How to – remove water stains from wood

Insisting on drink coaster use may seem like a fussy obsession – until you find a water stain on one of your prized pieces of wood furniture. Whether from condensation on a drink, a leaky plant pot or a spill, water that isn’t quickly cleaned up can leave a stain on wood. Once fully set, ...

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