Intense sunlight can be brutal and harmful to most plants, causing them to wilt, shrink, and inevitably die off. Some plants, however, are built to withstand such extreme weather conditions. Succulents have heat-resistant, drought-tolerant, and water-retention properties and are highly recommended if you live in an area where the sun rarely takes a day off. […]
Considering Las Vegas hotels? Don’t rule out staying off-strip. Are you torn between staying at The Strip, the cosmopolitan center of all things Vegas, or choosing a more relaxed atmosphere some distance away from the bright lights and blaring noise? This can be a pretty tough decision, and that’s why we’ve penned down the benefits […]
Pumpkin seeds taste incredible as a snack or when added to your foods. Even better, they offer you 10 incredible health benefits.
Fortunately, meditation can assist in lessening the challenges of those who struggle with anxiety. Statistics report that more than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and other forms of stress-related disorders. Sad, but true. In this fast-paced world, we live in, there is basically no time to sit down, relax, and catch one’s breath. Fortunately, […]
Acne is the eighth most common disease throughout the world. In fact, it affects 633 million people, according to a 2015 estimate. It is no wonder, then, that there are a lot of medications that doctors prescribe for acne treatment. However, you don’t have to go the pharmaceutical route to get rid of your acne. […]
This year’s Thanksgiving is barely two days away, and like all other Thanksgivings before it, there is going to be lots and lots of food. Probably more food than you and your guests can handle, err….eat; from the leftover turkey and tantalizing pieces of pumpkin pie to a plate or two of sweet taters. So, […]
As Thanksgiving approaches, we at DIY Home & Garden have a whole lot to be grateful for. In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, we tantalized our loyal readers last week with tons and tons of decorating and arranging ideas for the Thanksgiving table. Curious and a ‘little bit’ interested in how it all went […]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Another opportunity to be grateful, make merry, and FEAST! Now you’re grinning from ear to ear in remembrance….and anticipation. As we get ready to celebrate, we womenfolk are already thinking of ways to make the Thanksgiving table more beautiful and impressive than last year. Wanna make sure your family and […]
Today is Halloween! Oooh…..I can smell the excitement and terror in the air. And kids, being kids, would have spent the whole night dreaming about candy and sweets. But before y’all go out for the much-awaited trick-or-treat adventure, here are some handy safety tips to keep in mind. Remember, Halloween is fun, as long as […]
Recently, we talked about succulent vegetables you can enjoy planting in your garden this approaching fall. Today, we are focusing on the flowering species that are best suited to the autumn season. The fall season is usually a vibrant one characterized by lots and lots of beautiful colors and an enjoyable ambiance. Whether you’re a […]
Purchasing comfy and elegant beds for your pets can be quite expensive. Moreover, it’s totally not worth it if Mr. Fluffy decides he doesn’t like it. In fact, let’s be honest: Pets can be very picky and fussy. Of course, you could shell out some major cash to keep Oscar in comfort. But instead, why […]
Every season demands its own special decoration to highlight or emphasize its inherent characteristics. Autumn is no different and today we are going to check out 9 DIY ideas for decorating your patio this fall. A classic fall decoration combo is the pumpkin and mums duo. You know fall (and Halloween) is around the corner […]
Pantry a hot mess? No worries, here are 9 hacks for organizing your pantry. RELATED POST: How to Smartly Organize Your Small Kitchen Improvise on storage spaces with magazine holders Magazine holders can do way more than their intended design of holding magazines. Then with a wee bit of cleverness, you can get them to […]
If you’ve been searching on how to remove a popcorn ceiling in your house, then chances are that you belong to the set of textured ceiling homeowners. The popcorn ceiling design was quite the rage in the 80s, and the reason is quite obvious: they were cheap to install. And so, with little money, homeowners […]
Fall is just around the corner, and today we are looking at 6 vegetables to plant in your fall garden. If you are wondering what the hurry is all about as summer won’t end for at least a month and some days, it’s because autumn is your last chance to get fresh juicy vegetables from […]
Continuing with our upcycling trend, we’d be looking at 6 ways to upcycle an old chair. For those of us who are still not sure of the difference between recycling and upcycling, we had a post solely focused on that last week. Do check it out. It’s fun and educating! Upcycling simply means transforming or […]
The upcycled vs recycled debate is long and ongoing. Staunch supporters of each argue their benefits. Now, you might love debates. At the moment, you might be excited to give your two cents to this topic. But, err… Sorry to disappoint you. Today, we won’t promote which one is better than the other. Rather, it’s […]
You might be a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward. If so, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, […]
A lot of us work from home fully or on a part-time basis. This means your home boasts a workspace or an office set aside for business or even creative purposes. When last did you let your friends step into that area of your home during a visit? “It’s my workspace! They don’t need to […]
Tired of the same old, same old appearance of your patio? If yes, this is your chance to add a little bit of pizzazz and charm and make that space inviting to both you and your guests. Hiring expert landscapers and designers to revamp your patio would definitely be cool and give you great, professional […]
Most of you probably clicked on this article just to be sure you read the title correctly and your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Well, thanks for clicking and yes, today we are going to find out to turn our yards into a bat-hive. RELATED POST: Banish Common Pests from Your Yard “Why […]
Today, we are giving some special love to our readers with small bathrooms. The bathroom is truly one of the most essential spaces in any house. Apart from serving several hygienic purposes, we keep lots of stuff in there: toothbrushes, razors, electric shavers, makeup brushes and other beauty products and accessories, tissue paper, towels, lotions, […]
A while ago, I talked about plants that preferred a cool shade to the blazing heat of the sun’s rays. For those worried about the bare shaded spots in their gardens, that article sure did provide one or two ideas. Today, however, we are having the opposite: plants that thrive in sunlight. RELATED POST: 18 […]
Yippee!!! Summer is finally here. Fine, summer would soon be here, give or take a couple of weeks. Everyone is excited and looking forward to sunny skies and cool breezes: a perfect atmosphere for cookouts. Almost everyone reading this post is either planning to host or attend a summer cookout during this period. If you […]
Trying your hand at vegetable gardening these past few months? I bet you are enjoying yourself, nurturing your plants and watching those pretty flowers bloom. I hope our gardening posts have been of immense help to you in one way or the other. If they have, trust me when I say we feel extremely rewarded. If this is your first time, no worries, you can check out our super-helpful posts here.
When heroes sacrifice their lives on the battlefield for the greater good of their families and countries, they deserve to be celebrated. For US citizens, that means Memorial Day. We set aside this day to honor our brave warriors. As a matter of fact, we hold this national holiday every last Monday in May (yep, […]
A couple of days from now and another Memorial Day weekend would be upon us. And I’m betting your mind is teeming with lots of fun ideas and activities to make the weekend truly awesome for your family. But for the cornhole enthusiast, I’m sure the famous game is topping your list of must-do activities […]
There are some individuals who have this quite ‘classical’ view that those annoying creatures called mosquitoes are afraid of nothing and no-one. I used to belong to that group myself ever since I knew what that whining and buzzing sound in my ears meant. Those pesky mosquitoes are the bane of my life. Then I […]
So the upcycling trend is on the rise. Everyone is upcycling everything. Old dressers are being converted into gardening containers, emptied wine bottles are being used as antique table lamps, antique school desks are being transformed into charming end tables, and the list goes on….. A very popular upcycling idea is the transformation of several […]
Do you love gardening? Do you have a fuzzy canine friend or a proud feline buddy? If both answers are yes, then this article is for you. Some pretty-looking flowers and plants in your garden can prove to be straight up poison to your pets when ingested. Here are 5 common garden plants that are […]
Gardening in a small apartment might seem impossible and downright disheartening for those of us who love getting our hands dirty and seeing nature bloom around us. However, there have been recent ideas, techniques and suggestions from gardeners and agricultural experts on various ways to garden in a small space, with vertical gardening being the […]
Some weeks ago, I published a post on how to maximize the space in your small studio apartment. Out of the several ideas and suggestions offered, most readers would have noticed my fondness for the multi-purpose furniture. I do love them! Why? Well, what’s not to love? They help you conserve space by performing the purpose […]
Okay, so I’m guessing if you are avidly interested in this article’s contents, it’s either one of two things; you are currently residing in a tiny studio apartment with an even tinier kitchen area, or you are living in a big house that has a surprisingly pathetic excuse for a kitchen. Now that I think about […]
Before my college days, I had always dreamed of having my own space. No frowning parent ordering me to arrange my room and other such tiring tasks. When I finally got into college, I could practically taste freedom. I was able to rent a studio apartment, and yes it was tiny, but it was all […]
If you’re looking for information on how to grow tomatoes, look no further. We have the tips to help you grow lush, juicy tomatoes in your garden.
Think you can’t entertain in small outdoor spaces? Guess again! Here are some hints on pulling off a party in a small outdoor area.
Take a look at five essential plants you’ll need for a successful butterfly garden.
It’s simple to grow gorgeous roses when you follow these 5 easy hacks. Get growing!