Home and Garden
Is this the end of Laura Ashley Australia?
FASHION and home furnishing company Laura Ashley Australia has entered voluntary administration, but the company will continue trading for the time being.
You’re probably using your dishwasher wrong
DISHWASHERS already make the dreaded task of cleaning crockery quicker, but now there’s a way to make the whole process even faster.
Virtual technology can make landscaping easier
Just as virtual technology has become a common tool for anyone planning to repaint or redecorate a home, a growing array of apps can make landscaping easier too.
Sometimes it takes a community to keep bees
Finding places for beekeeping can be a challenge for city dwellers. But apiaries modeled after community gardens have become a popular option.
This svelte coffee table comes with a secret
Wouldn't it be great if there were one well-designed, living room-worthy receptacle into which the messy throws, TV remotes and magazines could be tossed?
How gardeners can combat climate change
Gardening simply requires greater vigilance than before.
2017 spring home and garden tours and events in the D.C. area
Enjoy the warmer, spring weather by going on one of these beautiful garden or historic home tours.
Statement coffee tables for every style and space
This is one piece that allows you to splurge or save.
Where to save, where to splurge in kitchen remodel
Remodeling or completely renovating a kitchen can be a big task, but it also has the best return on investment of any home improvement. Three experts offer tips.
Finally cut the cable TV cord in eight easy steps
With the abundance of streaming services, here’s how you can watch the TV you want without footing an expensive cable bill.
Six ways you are ruining your wood tables
Don’t damage your investment by careless living.
Trellises and other supports that blend into the garden — and sometimes shine
Plant stems will soon succumb to gravity without a little help.
Forget hanging it on the fridge. Here’s how to make your kid’s art last forever. Kids’ artwork can live forever in books, as wallpaper, puzzles
New technology lets you turn your child’s masterpieces into books, wallpaper and more.
Buying boxwoods? Be on the lookout for blight
This fungal disease starts with brown leaf spots. A boxwood infested with the blight can't be saved.
What steps are involved in a soil test?
A soil test can be a cost-effective tool for understanding your soil and learning what amendments it needs to support healthy grass or plants.
Kitchen overflowing? Try modern take on Julia Child-style pegboard
A company called Wall Control offers a modular, metal pegboard system made to hold everything from small kitchen tools to beefy pots and pans.
How to plan a better tomato crop this season
The gardener must navigate cold, then heat.
What to do when an open floor plan leaves a room feeling disjointed
A designer uses furniture to create visual separation in a large, open space.
The Dutch ambassador’s tulip party: A 400-year-old passion still burns
See why the Dutch are so famous for their tulip displays.
How to pick window treatments for your home
There’s an overwhelming number of options, measurements are tricky, and costs can run the gamut. But the right dressing can make a huge difference.
You avoid fake designer handbags and watches, but what about furniture?
Strict E.U. design-protection laws, with wide latitude for interpretation in the U.S., can leave shoppers confused.
How to remove peeling concrete paint
Use a pressure washer or chemical stripper, and be sure to read any safety instructions.
Turned off by modern design’s hard edges? You’ll like its latest look.
New furniture and accessories loosen up to add a more human touch.
Smart, stylish storage options for your kitchen
These items will help you maintain an organized and good-looking kitchen.
The dogwood tree — the living symbol of the American spring — makes a comeback
Once dogged by disease, a treasured tree is born anew.
Former White House florist on designing for Obamas, how to make a great bouquet
Laura Dowling, who has written a book about her adventures as the White House florist under the Obamas, discusses the floral tastes of first ladies, including Melania Trump.
As Arbor Day approaches, appreciate the majesty of trees
Arbor Day is the day when many Americans pause each year to celebrate trees. It's coming this year on April 28.
Outer Richmond driveway hits the market for $35,000
At $35,000, it's easily one of the cheapest listings in the city, and sports an unusually posh locale: between Lake and West Clay streets in the Outer Richmond, a scant half block
For the gardener, weather woes have a silver lining
Snow, heavy rain and wind can be advantageous at times.
Calling citizen scientists: Researchers want you to track nesting birds in your garden
Cornell’s NestWatch is enlisting volunteers to compile their annual data, which offers insights into the shifting range of birds.
$80M Malibu castle rises from the ashes and sets pricing record
Just when you think status properties in Malibu reached the tiptop of the market, along comes a new estate that raises the bar. Slated for completion in April, a jaw-dropping
How to buy a turntable
With the current vinyl resurgence, what should consumers be looking for in a turntable?
How to buy a pro-style range oven
Up your kitchen game with a pro-style range
Dig in: Select the right shovel for gardening tasks
The most common kind of shovel, the first one for any gardener's tool collection, is a round point shovel.
Too much water can wound — or kill — yews
When yews are planted in a site that is too wet, they will lose vigor and gradually start to turn yellow. If wet conditions persist, the plants die.
Why did my grout turn pink?
What you’re seeing is a type of bacteria called “pink mold.” Getting rid of it isn’t too difficult.
A dream kitchen fit for a family: Style, function and a 360-degree water view
A clean, modern design on Maryland’s Eastern Shore allows multiple cooks, and plenty of room to hang with the kids.
The key to growing healthy plants: Stay off the soil
Soil should be fluffy and loose. Stepping on it will make it compact and poorly aerated.
A bold paint color and neutral furniture turns a dreary room into a cozy retreat
‘Mishmash’ family room is transformed with a mixture of transitional and mid-century modern pieces.
Don’t fall for these latest cyber scams
Criminals are using email, social media and even some household devices to spam and con consumers. Here’s how to protect yourself.
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