In a world full of readily available information over the internet, it’s getting harder and more complicated to reach an informed buying decision. And, it doesn’t help that there is an influx of “review” websites that are more inclined to making a sale rather than providing valuable information and an honest review.
We at Essential Home and Garden are too familiar with this frustrating and confusing situation, especially for homeowners. So, we’ve made it our mission to put our readers’ needs first, and that is to provide YOU with an unbiased, honest, and valuable review.
No beating around the bush, no flowery statements, and no marketing sales talk – just pure, straight-to-the-point, unfiltered review. FREEING you from the trap of purchasing unreliable and cheap products ever again.
What We Do
Essential Home and Garden is a one-stop guide for homeowners. When we mean “one-stop”, we mean everything. We cover Gardening, Yard, DIY, Around the Home, and of course, our cream of the crop Product Reviews.
We conduct thorough and exhaustive research to make all of our published home-related articles – tips, reviews, guides, and more – informative, factual, and valuable to readers. And, together with our team of writers who have first-hand experience on such topics, you (and your money) are in safe hands.
About The Team
Aaron Green is a gardening and DIY enthusiast and the founder of Essential Home and Garden. In 2016, he noticed the lack of websites that genuinely guide people to choose the right products. So, armed with his professional gardener skills and many years of being a homeowner, he launched Essential Home and Garden.
Now a proud father of two, Aaron spends most of his time with his family while regularly contributing to the website.
Hannah Gregorio is Essential Home and Garden’s editor. She has written for several publications and websites, ranging from cars, lifestyle and travel blogs, eCommerce brands to SEO and marketing agencies.
She received her B.A. in Journalism from the Manila Times College.
Her home and gardening experience and knowledge stem from her father’s electrical business and her mother’s love for orchids and indoor plants. During her spare time, she builds mechanical keyboards, doodles on Procreate, and as a self-proclaimed audiophile, spends hours critiquing music recordings.
Sara Seitz is Essential Home and Garden’s Product Review and Contributor.
Sara is a freelance writer specializing in the home and garden and green living niches. She joined the Essential Home and Garden team in 2020.
Before jumping into the freelancing game full-time, Sara worked as a property manager and rental unit inspector. But most of her home and garden knowledge comes from being raised by her custom home builder father and landscape designer mother.
When she is not in front of the computer, Sara is in the garden teaching her daughter the joys of playing in the dirt or working with her husband to remodel their never-ending project of a home.
Emily Cordo is a freelance writer with an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University. Before pursuing her MFA, Emily worked as a legal aid attorney for more than a decade. In addition to writing, Emily runs a permaculture-informed mini-farm in Indiana.
She is a certified Master Gardener and enjoys anything DIY.
How We Review Products
There’s nothing better than testing a product in real-life scenarios because we can put its “claims” to the test. Once our staff receives a product for review, they will spend hours, days and even weeks subjecting the item through rigorous and stringent testing for real-life performance evaluation.
Some items are bought by ourselves while others are sent for review. While we may earn a small amount of commission for the product link, this doesn’t reflect our genuine evaluation of the product whatsoever. Yes, even shortcomings or disadvantages of the product end up in our review.
If you are interested in getting your product reviewed, send an email to [email protected].
As much as we want to test all home-related products in the market today, there are times that we aren’t able to acquire the items physically. This is where our researched review comes into play.
Just like our hands-on review, our team of writers spends hours scouring the entire internet for valuable product information that is not provided by the manufacturer. To do this, we reach out to verified product users and ask for their feedback. We then collate this data into an easy-to-read and valuable review for the reader or interested buyers.
We also earn a commission when readers purchase using our links. Again, all opinions are genuine and written without prejudice.
How The Site Is Monetized
Like most sites on the internet, Essential Home and Garden needs to be monetized to cover its running costs.
The site is monetized via numerous methods:
When you click on a link to an external website, and you then go on to purchase a product through that website we may get paid a commission.
This does not affect the products we recommend at all, and all opinions are genuine and our own.
Essential Home and Garden displays advertisements on most pages on the site. These are clearly marked as ads and are run by our partner Mediavine.
If you wish to buy advertising space on Essential Home and Garden then you can do so through our Mediavine Direct site here.
Sponsored Posts and Placements
From time to time, brands will pay for a sponsored post or a placement in an article. These sponsored posts or placements will always be marked clearly as sponsored so there is no confusion.