Home Tips

There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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31 Cheapskate Handy Hints for the Outdoors

Save those milk jugs, soda cans, pool noodles, and other things around your house you thought were useless.

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11 Colorful Plants to Brighten Your Home Office

Plants add life and color wherever they grow. If your workspace is drab, consider one or more colorful houseplants to...


10 Inexpensive Plants That Will Make Your Garden Pop

You get a lot of bang for the buck with these showy plants. A small investment can pay big rewards...


12 Must-Have Garden Tools

Gardening will be easier, more productive, and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the right tools on...


11 Lesser-Known Lawn Games We Love This Summer

Entertain the kids and impress your guests with these unique lawn games everyone will love.

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Why Is My Grass Turning White?

If it looks like someone sprinkled flour or baby powder over your grass, chances are good that your lawn has...


10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more efficient.


13 Vegetables That Take the Least Amount of Time to Grow

Master Gardeners reveal the fastest growing veggies—plus a few foods you can grow without seeds!


12 Best Container Garden Ideas That Will Inspire You to Create Your Own

Over the past few weeks, you've baked your own bread, cut your own hair, and maybe even given embroidery a...


22 Things Every DIYer Should Own

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, these tools are crucial for getting jobs done at home.


14 Fantastic Hummingbird Photos You Just Have to See

Readers rose to the challenge in the first-ever Birds & Blooms hummingbird photo contest. Here are the stories behind a...


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When You Can Officially Stop Cutting Your Lawn

Learn when the proper time is for you to quit mowing your lawn. It might be later than you think.


Where Do Hummingbirds Live In the Winter?

They flit around our bird feeders all summer, but they're gone as soon as the cold arrives. So where do...

Why Is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white, or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


10 Essential Things You Need to Do to Your Lawn Right Now

With summer barbecues and other outdoor parties in full swing, you want your lawn looking its best. Check out these...


20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive

Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.


10 Vintage Lawn Mowers You Just Have to See

Take a trip down memory lane as you look at these 10 vintage lawnmowers.


The Best Privacy Plants for Your Backyard

A little bit of privacy makes any backyard more enjoyable. Here are some plants to help make that happen, from...


11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants...



Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Kill Bees in Your Yard

They may seem pesky, but you’re going to want to have them around!

10 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting in Your Yard

Some are garden thugs; others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn

Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care routine. But after looking at...


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

If you're in the habit of mowing your lawn at least once a week, you may want to consider mowing...


This Is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it...


12 Products Under $12 That Will Improve Your Home Life

Make a positive impact on the quality of your home and garden on a budget.


29 Secrets Your Houseplants Would Tell You If They Could

Now you can best tend to your houseplants' needs.