How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden

How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden

Sherry asks, “When I read about organic gardening, I see a lot of references to neem oil. What is it, and how do I use it in my garden?”

Neem oil is made from the seeds of the neem tree and is a popular choice for organic insect and disease control. Read on to find out more.

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Oil Stains on Hardwood Floors

Removing Oil Stains from Hardwood Floors

You know, normally I try to view life’s little mishaps as opportunities to laugh, but with my house on the market, I feel like a walking disaster! The other night, I took apart my paper shredder and laid the oily parts (carefully, I thought!) on a plastic bag on the floor. Boy, did I ever mess up! The bag was flimsy, and before I knew what was happening, a big oil stain had soaked its way into my hardwood floors.

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Pruning tools in need of sharpening

How to Sharpen Pruning Tools

Sharp tools make all the difference when tackling pruning chores. Plants will recover more quickly from clean cuts, and your muscles will thank you as well. Even quality pruning shears and hedge clippers need sharpening from time to time to maintain their edge, and it makes a great project on a cold or rainy day. Read on to find out how to sharpen your pruning tools.

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Simple Solutions Revealed

Simple Solutions Revealed

People are always asking me how I come up with all the Simple Solutions for Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford . It’s a valid question, especially when you consider that we’ve taped well over 200 Simple Solution segments in the past nine years. Read on to find out more.

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Repaired garden hose

How to Repair a Broken Garden Hose

A garden hose that leaks is both an annoyance and a waste of water. The good news is that repairing a garden hose is easy to do in about five minutes for less than $5. Read on to find out how.

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Water meter

How to Check a Water Meter to Find Plumbing Leaks

Nick asks, “My water bill has been high lately. How can I tell whether I have a plumbing leak, or if there’s a problem with the water meter?”

It’s possible the increase in your water usage could come from a faulty meter, but it’s more likely you have a leak in the water line running from the meter or under your home.

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How to Top-Dress Houseplants

How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it’s quite easy. Here’s how.

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How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch

How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch

We’re all familiar with the idea of mulching our flower gardens, so why not also mulch your houseplants? Read on to find out how to put the finishing touch on your indoor gardens using houseplant friendly mulch.

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