Do your deck and patio need cleaning? Watch this instructional video for easy-to-follow steps to wash away dirt and debris from Good Housekeeping.
If you feel tht your porch or patio is a bit too bland for your taste, putting a planter box outside is a smart idea. But if you don't like anything that you see at the store or don't want to pay an arm and a leg to buy one, then make it yourself. In this next video tutorial, ...more
Nothing says fresh and delicious like a ripe tomato from your home garden. This horticultural how-to will walk you through the fundamentals of container tomato gardening and present you with a list of the basic materials you'll need to get started growing your very own tomatoe ...more
When there isn't space in a garden for favorite plants, they can be planted in containers and placed on a patio or deck. This how-to clip provides instructions for how to plant a beautiful and functional container garden.
Topiaries are no longer just speciality plants. They have become very popular and are showing up in garden centers and nurseries across the country. Topiaries have been used for thousands of years, in places like Babylon and England. Today we take the mystery out of topiaries ...more
Decks and patios are a major source of America's entertainment and relaxing enjoyment, but they can be hot in the summer sun. They can actually be dangerous if they reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays. And running your grill during a rainstorm that arrives the same time as your ...more
To install a sliding patio or deck door, first decide a practical, aesthetically logical and structurally sound location for the entranceway. Do not locate a patio door closer than 4 feet from any corner, otherwise the solid-wood sheathing or metal bracing at the corners could ...more
Martha Stewart shows how to make a beautiful hanging basket. Hanging baskets extend a touch of the garden to your home. You can hang them outside on your patio, off your deck, or even from a tree. Make hanging baskets. Click through to watch this video on marthastewart.com
In this episode, see how to decorate a small balcony to add livable square footage to your apartment by installing a reed fence, and making a bench out of a few plastic storage containers and plywood. There’s even room to include a balcony garden with a raised planter. These b ...more
Mosquitoes are a big problem, and citronella candles are not the solution. There are a lot of mosquito species. The American Mosquito Control Association reports there are more than 3000 mosquito species in the world, and about 200 of those occur in the US. The most common ar ...more
While we've already covered several good ways to tame the itch of a mosquito bite, you're much better off preventing them from biting in the first place than dealing with the itchy aftermath. Unfortunately, commercial mosquito repellents smell terrible and can be rather expen ...more
While IKEA is collaborating with Apple for its ARKit furniture app, Marxent is ready to help the rest of the interior decorating and home improvement crowd with their apps. The company already counts Ashley Furniture, Lowe's Home Improvement, and AZEK among the companies that ...more