Can Ivy Damage Brick or Wood on Your Home?

“I like the look of ivy growing up the side of my house, but I’ve heard that it can damage brick and other materials. Is that true?”

That depends on the type and condition of the material the ivy is growing on. Read on for more information about planting ivy on your house.

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Weekend Warriors!

This weekend I called my dad to see if he would come over and help me close in two openings in the lower half of my screened porch. After pulling out my tools and getting all the materials needed, we got to work. Read on to find out more.

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How to Make a Cold Frame to Grow Vegetables or Flowers

Cold frames are an easy and economical way to get a head start on your spring vegetable or flower garden. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to build and use cold frames to grow and protect your plants.

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Problems with New Wall Paint Covering over Old Paint

Joanne asks, “I have now put three coats of latex paint on my walls, and it still hasn’t covered well. The main problem is brush marks. What can I do?”

I’d start by changing from a brush to a roller, since covers better. Also, a high quality paint will cover much better than bargain brands. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Ivy from Walls

Ivy and walls seem to go hand in hand in landscape design, but it takes a good bit of maintenance to keep it pruned and tidy. And if you’ve ever pulled ivy off a wall, you know that the tiny roots adhere to the brick or siding like glue, leaving behind a maze of fuzzy tendrils that can leave your wall looking like a mess! Here are some tips on how to remove ivy without damaging your walls.

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Inexpensive Backyard Enhancements for Your Home

Here are three easy, do-it-yourself home improvement projects that are sure to enhance the backyard of your home. Whether it’s pouring a simulated stone concrete garden path, making your own personalized stepping stones, or building a pressure treated wood trellis, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out more.

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Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers

“I’ve always been told to put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a flower pot before planting. Is this really necessary?”

This common belief about gravel is actually a myth. In fact, putting gravel in pots can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more.

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Find Earth Day Events in Your Area

Since its beginning in 1970 as a way to raise awareness of environmental issues, Earth Day has grown into an annual global event. While officially taking place on April 22nd each year, Earth Day events are scheduled for several weeks before and after that date. Read on to find links to Earth Day events in your area.

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