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The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are the wipe-on wood finishes I use and trust the most.

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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...


Why Composite Decking Makes Sense for Deck Rebuilds

Composite decking costs a little more than natural wood, but benefits like its sharp look, ease of maintenance, and durability...


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.

The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.


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What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


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Will a Pool Add Value to Your Home? Experts Weigh In

A pool’s impact on your property value depends on these variables.


Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.

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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard

There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To get you inspired, we've rounded...


Decking That Doesn’t Burn

Don't build a deck you can't walk on during the hot summer months

Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


How to Build a Retaining Wall That Will Last

Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid...


Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...


How to Build Good Subcontractor Relationships

Find out how build and maintain good relationships with your subcontractors.


Paver Patios That Will Save You Time and Effort

A simple system for installing flat and level pavers

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Tips for Making Portable Tools for Your Workshop

In the workshop, garage, basement or shed, having wheels on your tools and equipment means you can easily move them...