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Indoor compost bin keeps attracting Fruit Flies- what can I do?
Sonnie Sonnie Answered on May 10, 2024

I have a small bin in my kitchen with holes in it that has a biodegradable /disposable liner. I put my fruit and vegetable scraps in it when I am cooking. The only pr... See more

Why are flies gathering on my covered patio in the same spot?
Christine @ Little Brags Christine @ Little Brags Answered on Apr 22, 2024

Hi Hometalk Peeps...I have a problem on our back covered patio. Every year in the same spot we get tons of flies ....We put up one of those fly traps before that trap... See more

How can I get rid of poison ivy in my yard and on the fence line?'
Wish I knew Wish I knew Answered on Apr 07, 2024

I've sprayed with something specific for p.i. and also Roundup, but the p.i. still keeps coming back.

What is the best tool for removing weeds between pavers?
Zach Waxer Zach Waxer Answered on Apr 07, 2024

I am noticing a lot of weeds appearing between my outdoor pavers. I tried removing them by hand but most of the time I am not getting to the roots. I would love to kn... See more

Need help choosing veggies to grow on my south facing balcony!
Dena Roberts Dena Roberts Answered on Mar 22, 2024

This will be my first summer in an apartment! I've always had my own veggie garden and would love to have one on my balcony. Any ideas for garden boxes and types of v... See more

Any ideas on how to disguise a rain barrel?
Donna J Donna J Answered on Mar 17, 2024

I am about to install a 265 gallon white plastic tank in my backyard. The water will be used in my garden. Any ideas on ways to cover up the tank so it won't be such ... See more

I don't have a hose in my backyard and it is too expensive to add a hookup.
Diane D Diane D Answered on Mar 13, 2024

It is difficult to water garden and clean deck by hand so I am wondering if there is something portable I could use that would have a spray like a hose???

I don't have enough soil for my pots, what can I use instead?
Sandra Sandra Answered on Mar 02, 2024

I bought 4 big flower pots and not enough soil,any suggestions for substitute other things?

I don't have bottom leaves on my rubber tree. what should i do.?
Kathy Moore Kathy Moore Answered on Mar 02, 2024

I thought about cutting off the top for rooting and let the bottom stay in the pot.

How can I avoid spending a fortune on potting soil?
Debbie Chapman Debbie Chapman Answered on Feb 25, 2024

Due to back problems, I have switched to container gardening. Not only are big pots expensive, but so is the soil! I have been told I should switch out the soil each ... See more

Ugly planter
Winks74 Winks74 Answered on Feb 25, 2024

No clue what to do with this ugly permanent planter. I want to demolish it but it looks cemented to the floor and a floor redo isn't in the budget. Ideas, suggestio... See more

How to install gutters on a detached garage?
Audrey Spear Audrey Spear Answered on Feb 19, 2024

My garage has one gutter over the driveway, but not on the other 3 sides. Is this job easy for DIY? What size and material works best? With all of this rain I have wa... See more

What is the easiest way of getting gravel out of grass?
Rivka Hellendall Rivka Hellendall Answered on Feb 09, 2024

We removed a deck in our backyard and now the lawn next to it is full of gravel. I tried using a rake but that did not work well. I would love any advice on an easy w... See more

How do I get grass to grow where above ground pool was?
Sandra phillips Sandra phillips Answered on Feb 09, 2024

do I spray with weed killer first , dig ground up, what do you suggest

How do I turn my jade plant into a bonsai tree?
Christy Christy Answered on Feb 07, 2024

I've made lots of jade babies. My jade is lopsided and has heavy branches. Didn't find much online.

How do I build a watering solution for my plants using copper tubing?
Marti Land Marti Land Answered on Jan 22, 2024

How do I build a self water for my plants with copper tubing

How to avoid ants before spring arrives?
Lea6941 Lea6941 Answered on Nov 22, 2023

I would like to make sure that this summer our house is clean from ants!!!

Attaching window boxes to metal siding
Sharon Sharon Answered on Nov 21, 2023

I'd like to add some window boxes to my home, but the siding is metal. What would be the easiest and inexpensive way to hang window boxes on my house? Thanks.

Best flower boxes/braces for vinyl siding
Donna Donna Answered on Nov 21, 2023

We have vinyl siding, and this summer I put up window boxes. I used "L" shaped brackets. Whenever there was rain, and it soaked the planter boxes, the weight would pu... See more

How can I kill rosebush stump?
Ajc21505259 Ajc21505259 Answered on Nov 12, 2023

I have two very old rosebush stumps that are determined to thrive in spite of my efforts to be rid of them. I cannot dig them up because they are near other plants I ... See more

How do I make a DIY self watering planter?
Shoshana Shoshana Answered on Nov 09, 2023

I'm in need of a creative solution to ensure my precious potted plants stay hydrated while I'm away on holiday. I've heard about the wonders of DIY self-watering plan... See more

What is the best method for killing grass around trees?
Danielle Segev Danielle Segev Answered on Nov 05, 2023

Hi, I would like to know how to kill the grass around the base of a tree without harming the tree itself. Any information is greatly appreciated, thank you.

What's the best fall fertilizer for a lush spring lawn?
H H Answered on Oct 23, 2023

I want to know how to make my lawn look nice in the spring. Can you suggest the right fertilizer and care to use now during fall for a pretty lawn in the spring?

Looking for ideas on hanging fall plants indoors?
Mickie Mickie Answered on Oct 11, 2023

I'm planning to bring a bunch of plants indoors for the fall season. Unfortunately, my home has limited natural light due to the surrounding trees, and I'm trying to ... See more

Does anyone have any ideas to keep armadillos out of the yard?
Lynn Richart Lynn Richart Answered on Sep 22, 2023

We've tried Irish Spring soap bars, Clorox bleach, swimming pool chlorine tablets, pepper flakes, etc. Nothing works so far...