GreenWorks 25302 G-MAX Battery Lawn Mower Review

With the rapid improvement in battery and electric motor technology, the cordless lawn mower category is quickly filling up with top quality products, and our testing of the GreenWorks G-Max mower has really awoken us as to just how good a cordless mower can be. Not all that long a ago battery powered lawn mowers were … Read more

Arlec 130cm Smart Ceiling Fan (Grid Connect) Review

arlec cmart ceiling fan review

A reasonable fan let down by poor design When it comes to upgrading the ceiling fans in your house there is plenty of choices. And this makes that decision quite hard. Especially when you are upgrading multiple fans at a time like I was. Which fan should you buy, and which brand? What features should … Read more

9 Handy Uses For Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

a gardener sprinkling diatomaceous earth in the garden

Growing your own produce is one of the most fulfilling things you can do with your yard. But when pests start getting involved, they can quickly turn a useful hobby into a frustrating disaster. To battle these garden pests, many homeowners turn to toxic pesticides and other chemicals. What they don’t know is that diatomaceous … Read more

How To Use Diatomaceous Earth for Bed Bugs

bed bugs on diatomaceous earth

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate once they establish inside the home. These insects are great at hiding, reproduce quickly, and can live a surprisingly long time without feeding. To get rid of bed bugs, many homeowners feel they must resort to expensive heat treatments or dangerous chemicals. Diatomaceous earth is neither expensive nor … Read more

Sod Calculator – Calculate How Much Sod You Need

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Laying sod is a great way to quickly transform a bare yard into a beautiful, lush lawn. But figuring out how much sod you need can be tricky, especially when you consider that every vendor sells sod in different quantities. To help you figure out exactly how much sod you need to transform your yard, … Read more

When Is The Best Time to Plant Grass Seed?

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Whether you’re filling in bare spots or reseeding an entire yard, timing is everything when it comes to planting grass seed. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve waited too long or are trying to start your project too early. Yes, cool season grasses are best seeded in late summer and early … Read more

Winterizer Fertilizer – What Is It and When To Apply

winterizer fertilizer

Winter is one of the toughest times for our lawns, and ensuring that the grass gets through the colder months and has enough food to flourish in spring is important. Luckily, winterizer is designed to do just that. Knowing when to apply a winter fertilizer and what brands to choose are critical in ensuring the success … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Mold On Bath Toys [The Easy Way]

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It’s bath time for the kids. You fill up the bath, chuck them in (not literally) and get out their bath toys. Then you remember – you forgot to clean them again! They are all dirty, moldy and to be honest a little slimy right? Well time to throw them out… NO… WAIT! There is … Read more

What Is A Pre-Emergent Weed Killer?

a homeowner applying a pre-emergent weed killer

Let’s face it, pulling weeds is not a fun way to spend your weekend. Luckily, there is a less labor-intensive alternative — a pre-emergent weed killer. It’s a herbicide that you apply two to three times per year to prevent those unsightly weeds from ruining your lawn or flower bed in the first place. But … Read more

The 6 Best Cleaners for AC Coils of 2022

a person using the spray foam cleaner to clean the AC coils

A whole-house AC system can be the difference between a miserable, sweaty summer and a delightful season that you look forward to all year long. But getting a central AC is just half the battle. Once you have it, you must maintain it to continue reaping the benefits and avoid driving up your electric bill … Read more

Does a Dehumidifier Help With Allergies?

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If you suffer allergy symptoms even while locked inside, there are options for finding relief. One of the best, surprisingly, is using a dehumidifier. Yes, dehumidifiers do help with allergies. These practical home appliances help reduce the overall humidity inside your house. This not only makes the air feel more comfortable, but it actively reduces … Read more

What Is a Dehumidifier Used For? Benefits For Your Home

a dehumidifier on the floor

Dehumidifiers are one of those important appliances that I recommend every homeowner have in their arsenal, regardless of the climate. This is baecause a dehumidifier has far more uses than many people realize. So, what is a dehumidifier used for? The obvious answer is to pull moisture out of the air. This makes dehumidifiers useful … Read more

Is Wood Ash Good For Grass?

wood ash being spread on soil

Yes, wood ash is good for your grass. Wood ash has many benefits for your lawn, including being a great source of potassium and having high alkalinity levels. Of course, it is important that you are using clean wood ash when you add it to your lawn grass for maximum effect. The benefits that come … Read more

Dual Hose vs Single Hose Portable Air Conditioners – What’s the Difference?

sara from essential home and garden with a single hose portable air conditioner

If you’ve recently started shopping for a new portable AC, you’ve probably noticed that your options fall into two distinct categories: dual and single hose. Across these two categories, many models share the same features and specifications, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant differences between ACs with two hoses and ACs with one. These … Read more