Garden Design Tips
With the sights and sounds of her yard as a backdrop, noted garden designer Laura Crockett shares her personal perspective on design.
Timelapse of Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden perennial garden, April - Mid May
Welcome to the New BHG.com
You've asked for it and now it's here, a brand new BHG.com. We've made some big changes to our site and we want to show you the Top 5 Features that we hope you'll love. Number 1, a fresh clean design, the first thing you'll noticed when you visit the new BHG is the fresh, modern, new look. Numberpages that allows you to speedily select meal options or search by key ingredients , like I have here, by choosing Dinner and Chicken, voila! I'm ready to cook. Navigation is a breeze on the new BHG.com.
Timelapse of Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden path garden, April - Mid May
Timelapse of Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden shade garden, April - Mid May
Your Guide to Painting: What Tools to Use
Hi, I'm Wendy. Having the right painting tools are essential to a great looking wall. Choosing the right tools is an easy way to ensure the success of your project right from the beginning. Quality tools will save you time and will help make the process go faster. The most important tools arewalls and ceilings and painting large areas. If you're painting doors or window frames , an angled brush is best. An easier way to paint large areas is to use a roller. Rollers will spread about 3 times as much paint as a brush in the same amount of time. This is a must-have tool if you have a large project. You'll also want an extension handle. This way, your paint roller can reach high walls and ceilings. For rough or textured surfaces, get a roller with a 3/8th-inch or thicker nap so the paint will fill into the deeper crevices. For smooth surfaces , use a roller with a nap of 1/4th to 3/8th inch. Another great tool is a paint pad. These are great for
Pruning Shears Care
-Here's how to give your pruning shears a quick tune up before you store them at the end of the gardening season. First, sharpen the blade. We use the sharpening tool designed specifically for pruning shears with smooth motion. Sharpen each blade along the factory cut [unk]. Follow the operating-Here's how to give your pruning shears a quick tune up before you store them at the end of the gardening season. First, sharpen the blade. We use the sharpening tool designed specifically for pruning shears with smooth motion. Sharpen each blade along the factory cut [unk]. Follow the operating instructions for whatever sharpening device you use. Next
Your Guide to Painting Furniture
Hi, I'm Wendy. With just a few coats of paint, you can create a beautiful piece of furniture you'll treasure for years. When buying unfinished furniture, it's generally ready to paint or stain right away, but if it's not smooth, you wanna sand out any nicks or scratches. Be sure to sand in thefinish with a fine sandpaper like 220 grit to get a silky smooth surface . After sanding, remove the dust. If you're going to use an oil-based paint, use a tack cloth. If you're going to use a latex paint, use a damp cloth . Now, it's time to paint. Paint sticks better to primer than it does to raw wood so be sure to put on
We wanted to find out more about the beauty and delicious flavor of heirloom tomatoes, so we visited the world-famous Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, to find out more about these old-fashioned favorites—including how to properly save their seeds soMagazine. We want to learn more about the flavors and beauty of heirloom tomatoes , so we came here to the world famous Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers Exchange preserves rare vegetable varieties including more than 6000 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes . Maintaining genetic diversity is one reason to save the old varieties, but most of us grow heirloom tomatoes simply because they taste great. You can buy seeds from many seed catalogues. Even if you don't garden, many heirloom tomatoes also are available at local farmer's markets. Once you pick your favorite varieties, try saving the seeds so you can grow the
Your Guide to Prepping for Your Paint Job
Before the paint goes on the walls, learn what tools you'll need to do the job right.leg work fittings to be done to make sure your paint project goes smoothly . You should take down all artwork, curtains, and switch plates so you don't have to paint around any obstacles and be sure