Home & Garden

Sorted by:  

How to Reduce Energy Use at Work

Part of making your workplace more environmentally conscious and friendly lies in the building itself. You can make suggestions about how to improve electricity conservation, water usage, and even furniture [more…]

Tips for Growing Your Own Produce in a Home Garden

A spare area of sod or bare earth in your yard has wonderful potential to be turned into a source of the freshest produce possible, saving time, money, and gas in the process. You can grow nutritious, [more…]

Planting Flowers for Your Bees

Flowers and bees are a perfect match. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. In turn, pollen feeds baby bees and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and you, the [more…]

How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget

Remodeling a bathroom on a budget requires creativity and planning. But if you know how to remodel a bathroom on a budget, you can make a big difference in the value of your home without wasting a lot [more…]

How to Remodel a Kitchen in the Right Order

A major kitchen remodel must be done in the right order for maximum efficiency. Time is money, and remodeling your kitchen in the right order will save you loads of it. Because of the time required to [more…]

How to Get Wood Floors Ready for Sanding

Before refinishing a hardwood floor, you need to know how to get the floors ready for sanding. The way you get floors ready for sanding affects the final finish, so prepare carefully. The sanding process [more…]

Planning to Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is one of the ultimate acts of green living. Not only does it cut down food miles (the distance food travels from where it’s produced to the consumer) to zero, but [more…]

Turning Old Fabric into Gift Bags

You can reuse gift bags and keep them out of the waste stream for a while, but you can go even greener and make your own gift bags from reused fabric, extending the useful life of the gift bag indefinitely [more…]

Considering a Few Aero Add-ons for Your Car

Aero add-ons, that is, supplemental pieces attached to existing body work in hopes of improving a car's aesthetics or aerodynamics, come in three areas: front [more…]

Keeping Your Mod Legal

Many people fear that hacking and modding a car is illegal. Not true, but neither can you assume that the law allows you to do whatever you want to your car. [more…]

Choosing Oil for Your Vehicle

Choosing the right oil for your vehicle is easy. Just ask yourself the following questions: [more…]

Using Cactus in a Low-Maintenance Container Garden

Light and temperature are the defining needs of many succulents. In general, most need a great deal of bright light, although some take part shade. Most cannot survive for more than a night with temperatures [more…]

Understanding the Benefits of Garden Mulch

Using mulch is a good gardening habit but not mandatory; the benefits, however, make it worth the effort. A really good job of mulching your garden usually offers these benefits: [more…]

Fertilizing Fundamentals for Houseplants

The secret to fertilizing your houseplants lies in moderation. [more…]

How to Work with Electricity Safely

If you don’t know how to work with electricity safely, you can injure or kill yourself. Following basic electrical safety tips is crucial — after all, you never know who worked on the wiring before you [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor with a Metal Cleat

Squeaky floors can be extremely irritating. Fixing a squeaky floor with a metal cleat is an easy way to fix a number of problems. Floors get squeaky when wood dries out [more…]

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor Caused by Gaps between the Subfloor and Finished Floor

Squeaky floors can be extremely irritating. Fixing a squeaky floor caused by gaps between the subfloor and the finished floor is easiest if you have a basement or an access space. [more…]

How to Patch Mortar on Brick Walls

Patching mortar on brick walls keeps moisture from getting behind the brick. Knowing how to patch mortar on brick walls can help you to repair the damage to your walls and prevent further structural damage [more…]

Creating a Low-Maintenance Feng Shui Garden

You can achieve a beautiful Feng Shui garden even if you don't have a lot of time to devote to gardening. Keeping a garden low maintenance is easy if you plan carefully and keep up with chores so they [more…]

How to Fix Wallpaper Bubbles

Fixing wallpaper bubbles or bumps is a simple, five-minute process. Knowing how to fix wallpaper bubbles and bumps prevents further damage like tears or rips. Wallpaper bubbles occur when a weak bond between [more…]

Preparing an Emergency Car Kit

You can pack your toolbox with the best tools that money can buy, but all those fancy gadgets and gizmos won't do you any good if they're in your garage at home when your car breaks down 30 miles from [more…]

How to Access Window Sash Cords in Double-Hung Windows

If your old house has double-hung windows, you’ll need to know how to get to the sash cords for maintenance or repair. Window sash cords become frayed or broken or disconnected from the weights that give [more…]

Protecting Roses from Winter Damage

Generally, if you live where winter temperatures predictably reach 10 degrees F (–12 degrees C), many of the most popular roses — such as hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, and climbers — need some [more…]

Choosing the Right Vines for Your Garden

Ask yourself what you want from a vine. Do you have a good spot, or can you create one? Some vines are big, rambling plants; others can fill and remain in their allotted spaces. Some vines offer temporary [more…]

How to Repair Plastic Gutter Seams

Occasionally, gutter seams or joints open, producing major leaks. Knowing how to repair plastic gutter seams early on reduces the chance of further damage and, possibly, a major repair. Repairing the seal [more…]


Sign Up for RSS Feeds

Home & Garden

Inside Dummies.com