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Sky Pencil Japanese Holly against old brick - Spring 2018 - Downtown Kernersville, North Carolina

How to Grow Sky Pencil Holly (Ilex Crenata)

Ilex Crenata, commonly known as Sky Pencil or Japanese Holly, is a tall, narrow, and evergreen holly often used in landscaping and small gardens. This versatile plant has tightly packed leaves, which makes it perfect for providing privacy as a hedge.

red chipper into the garden at green grass

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Wood Chipper?

Some landscaping projects may involve clearing off large branches, fallen trees, and other wood. For that, you need a wood chipper. Here are the factors that affect the cost of renting one.

Female Hand With Finger On An Open, Pop-Up Drain Plug, Ready To Press And Close The Drain

How to Fix a Pop-Up Drain Stopper: Step-by-Step Guide

If your sink is not draining water, it’s because of one of two reasons: Your sink’s pop-up drain stopper is damaged, or the pivot rod is rusted or broken. Here’s how to fix it without calling in an expensive plumber.

Cooking ingredients and utensils on stone table. Top view

The 7 Best Types of Wood for a Cutting Board

Cutting boards are versatile kitchen accessories used for food prep and serving. Due to constant contact with food and knives, it’s important to choose a board that offers a durable, sanitary surface.

Melted white candles wax on the wooden table at the coffee shop

How to Remove Candle Wax With Ease

Removing candle wax doesn’t have to be difficult as long as you use the right techniques. Drips or spills on fabric or carpet will be treated differently than those on glass, brick, and other harder and textured surfaces.

Drilling a hole in a ceramic tile

How to Drill Through Tile (No Cracks): Step by Step Guide

Many people get anxious about the idea of drilling a hole in a tile. Tiles are very dense, but also have very little tensile strength. Therefore, mistakes in drilling through them will cause cracking, and this is a costly mistake. The key here is preparation.

Close up of blooming yellow dandelion flowers (Taraxacum officinale) in garden on spring time. Detail of bright common dandelions in meadow at springtime. Used as a medical herb and food ingredient

How to Get Rid of Dandelions Forever

When it comes to getting rid of dandelions, the two easiest ways are to either pull them out manually or use herbicides. Read on to decide which method will work best for you.

Traditional trap for Mediterranean wasps.

How to Keep Wasps Away: 10 Eco-Friendly Ways

Wasps can be quite annoying when you’re trying to relax in your garden. Even worse, their sting can be very dangerous for those who are allergic. Here are our top 10 eco-friendly ways to keep wasps away from your home.

Closeup view from inside the galvanized steel air duct on the exhaust fan

What Is a Duct Booster Fan and Do I Need One?

Have you been experiencing uneven airflow in your house? Perhaps some rooms maintain their temperature while others run hot and cold. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to your problem: a duct booster fan.

Chic ensuite bathroom with his and hers sinks, white drop-in tub with natural stone tile surround and taupe walls. Northwest, USA

What Is An “En Suite” Bathroom?

You may have heard the term ‘en suite’ a lot while scrolling on real estate websites or while looking to book a hotel. But you may still be unsure what it means. So what is an en suite?

Floor drain from modern shower in luxury bathroom

How to Unclog a Shower Drain: 10 Easy Methods

One of the many small irritations in life is stepping into the shower only for your foot to make contact with chillingly cold water. Great! Your shower drain is so blocked up that the water cannot drain out. Here are 10 practical ways to unclog your drain.