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Photo of a push reel mower by billberryphotography/istockphoto.com.

Push Reel Mowers Versus Rotary Mowers

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 26, 2013

Full disclosure: I own a Push Reel mower. I am a downright dirty earth-loving station wagon-driving, no wait, I mean bike-riding urban homesteading vegan. It’s true. So I’m...


It looks like this leaking garden hose needs a new o-ring. (photo: floop/istockphoto.com)

How to Fix a Leaking Garden Hose

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 29, 2013

Where is your garden hose leaking from? The location of the leak will define how you'll fix that leaking garden hose. Before you call a plumber or run out to replace your garden hose,...


Rake head wine glass organizer by Lee Anne Culpepper.

10 Uses for a Rusty Old Rake Head

Posted by Lee Anne Culpepper | Dec 06, 2012

There was a time long ago that when a shovel or rake handle broke, you went to the hardware store, bought a new handle and installed it into the old rake head. Years later, in a more...


A man steps into his Shoe-Ins. Photo courtesy of Shoe-Ins.

Equipment Review: Shoe In Overshoes

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Oct 31, 2012

As a pathological DIYer, I do a lot of projects in and around the house, including all of the dirty jobs. I also live in Colorado, where the weather loves to go from blizzard to balmy...


Maintaining your garden tools will extent their longevity. (Photo: puravida/Morguefile.com)

Essential Gardening Tools and Their Upkeep

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 08, 2012

After 38 years of gardening, and several working as a professional landscaper, I have worked out what are the most essential tools you might need for your gardening efforts. Part two...


A scythe in a country cottage. (Photo: Czigány Nóra/sxc.hu)

The Art of Scything

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 08, 2012

Scything may seem like an antiquated method of harvest and weed control, but improved tools and a growing desire in many to be more earth-friendly is reviving the old technique. Although...


With a few kitchen gadget hacks, you can go beyond peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These sandwiches do look good, though. (Photo: Katinka Kober/sxc.hu)

How To Make Do With a Poorly Equipped Apartment Kitchen

Posted by Noah Garfinkel | Mar 20, 2012

If you live in an apartment, there’s a high percentage chance that you don’t have a particularly well-equipped kitchen. People who live in houses have proper cookware. People...


Tactics for cleaning when you're busy. Photo by rosmary/Flickr

How To Clean Your House When You Are Busy

Posted by Cris Carl | Mar 18, 2012

Maybe you are like me, you have way too much on your plate, and you have a strong need for a clean home. While it may seem like a simple solution to hire someone to do the cleaning...