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Last checked 3/1/2014

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    Commercial Gardening Supply Sites:

  • Springhill Nursery sells plants and garden supplies.
  • White Flower Farms has all kinds of flowers and plants. Very good descriptions with detailed requirements and some maintenance instructions.
  • Burpee has a catalogue, questions and answers, recipes, etc. Also has a plant wizard that helps find plants and veggies that meet your requirements but the site requires cookies.
  • Penny's Flowers is a local store.
  • WindowBox sells gardening supplies.
  • Yardiac - pretty comprehensive garden and yard shopping site.
  • Garden Crossings sells plants and garden supplies.
  • Direct Gardening is a commercial site with a lot of useful info including a plant finder.
  • Troybilt makes heavy duty (expensive) garden equipment. The site has gardening tips and advice, also.
  • Clean Air Gardening sells environmentally friendly gardening devices.
  • By The Yard - yard furniture made out of recycled plastic
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  • Popular Mechanics How To Central is a collection of how-to's from Popular Mechanics.
  • Hometime is the companion Web site of the TV series.
  • RepairClinic.com has advice on appliance repair. You can buy parts through them, also.
  • ApplianceRepair.com has a bunch of home and appliance repair forums.
  • DIY Network has an archive of DIY projects along with an ask-the-expert area.
  • DIY Life - is a blog about how to do stuff. Mostly little, every-day things like how to print photos on M&Ms, or how to build a model of a catapult for your backyard.
  • Fixya has a bunch of fix it material - 'tech support, manuals and troubleshooting for comsumers'.
  • HouseLogic has material on home ownership including topics like taxes, financing, best improvement projects, greening improvements, remodeling, etc.
  • 6 Improvement Projects with Best ROI based on realitor data - from the HouseLogic folks.
  • Ask the Builder has a lot of advice from Tim Carter.
  • HGTV.com Companion material to shows on the HGTV cable channel. The site contains tools for redecorating and designing.
  • Retrevo collects support site information. Enter an appliance or electronic gadget name and see what it brings up.
  • Curbly - is a blog on taking care of your house and making it a nicer place to live. Has plenty of DIY ideas and tips for cleaning.
  • Acme How To has little bits of advice about appliance repair, home maintenance, lawns, etc.
  • Bob Vila's Site includes a FAQ on construction and a bulletin board posting service to get your question answered by the public. Also, he has an archive of articles.
  • Easy2Technologies This is a commercial training company that has some good home repair how-to videos.
  • Toiletology includes such topics as emergencies, anatomy of a toilet, how to troubleshoot the lazy flush, preventive maintenance, etc.
  • Fantastic Plumber's Page makes available free help, advice, instruction, reviews, etc. They ask that you contribute to charity instead of paying a fee for the service.
  • How to Repair Faucets - from the DIYNetwork.
  • Heating Help is a forum for professionals who answer questions about heating systems.
  • Roofing is a forum to discuss issues related to roofing.
  • unclutterer.com is a blog about managing clutter.
  • MSN Living has advice on home issues.
  • This Old House
  • SoundHome has some tips about making good repairs to your home.
  • MisterFixit includes sections on plumbing, cars, appliances, gardening, woodworking, heating and air, etc. Useful but ugly site.
  • iFixit is very good but less focused on the home as is MisterFixit. More material in areas not related to the home.
  • Family Handyman is the companion site for the magazine. The site has some tips and how-to's. Good magazine. Good site.
  • Appliance 411 helps you fix appliances. The site includes links to forums and part suppliers as well as news items, buying advice, etc.
  • 411 Home Repair - tips on home repair and gardening
  • FixYa is a collection of how-to-repair articles. Mostly electronic stuff.
  • The National Association of Pet Sitters
  • The National Kitchen and Bath Association has remodeling tips.
  • FabricLink tells you everything you want to know about fabrics. Which fabrics are best under different conditions, how to care for fabrics, how to wash, etc.
  • DoItYourself has hints, tips, and instruction on a whole bunch of topics from plumbing to cleaning to painting.
  • How To Clean Stuff has some tips about cleaning a whole lot of things including clothes, cars, and carpets.
  • Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Stuff Around the House
  • LifeHacker is a blog about dealing with life. It has a lot of gadgets and leading edge toys, also. It also has articles on DIY projects.
  • RealSimple - recipes, household tips, advice, etc. Help for simplifying life.
  • The Tip King - tips about cleaning, pets, gardening, etc. Includes a forum with tips from the public
  • How to Clean Anything
  • Healthy Home Institute tells you about keeping your home from getting "sick" which keeps you from getting healthy.
  • The Natural Handyman has good, solid articles on fixing the kind of stuff that breaks all the time.
  • The New Homemaker This site is dedicated to the people who stay home to take care of business there.
  • Handyman USA has both a forum section and an ask-the-expert section.
  • The Woodworking Catalog has links, forums, articles, and stuff to sell.
  • Wood Central is a wood working forum.
  • This To That specializes in gluing this to that. Find out which glue to use.
  • Home Energy Saver tells you how to save energy at home.
  • Energy Star has information about energy efficiency.
  • Home ImproveNet
  • Jim Dulley's Home Improvement has info a variety of home repair topics.
  • eHow has tips and fixes in a variety of categories. In fact, they have so many categories and subject areas, that no one area is very thorough. Intestesting site to browse.
  • Fix It Now is all about fixing appliances.
  • CornerHardware.com has information on home improvement with some animated how-to's. Includes tips and advice on tools and has a buyer's guide.
  • Improvement Projects Calculators helps you determine how much materials you will need to finish your project. Includes calculators for roofing, paint, drywall, etc.
  • Bed Bath and Beyond - their e-store
  • Linens 'n Things - their e-store
  • The Company Store sells all kinds of bath and linen supplies.
  • Home Building and Remodeling Network has links to all kinds of material on building and remodeling including magazines, TV shows, etc. Emphasis is on 'building' rather than remodeling or fixing.
  • Not So Big House is about building eco-friendly houses.
  • ResourceHelp has a collection of links to DYI sites.
  • Make Stuff is a collection of formulas for making soap, glue, bubble bath, air fresheners, glass cleaner, insecticide, fertilizer, etc. There are also links to crafts and recipes.
  • Ron Hazelton's Home Improvement Guide
  • Woodworkers Central - forums for woodworkers, reviews, advice, techniques, etc.
  • Minwax's Forums is a handful of woodworking and finishing forums which are suprisingly busy.
  • Remote Central - forum for x10 automation equipment
  • Home Service is a service that lets contractors bid on your home improvement project.
  • Cool Tools Kevin Kelly's reviews of very cool tools.
  • 150 Tips and Tricks for Cleaning - a collection of sites, from LifeHack, that have cleaning tips.
  • Improvements is a commercial site but has an interesting collection of wares.
  • FlyLady - how to organize your life starting with your home - tips and tricks and philosophy
  • Easy2DIY has a lot of material on DIY projects around the house and garden.
  • Design It Yourself has some material (not a lot) for do-it-yourselfers.
  • Women in Woodworking - has a forum, tips, gallery, links to other sites, etc. Forum is pretty useful.
  • Woodworking.com - forum, tips, project plans, etc. Well populated forum..
  • Woodworking.com Home Improvement Forum - a lot of discussion about various problems and projects.
  • Matthias Wandel's Woodworking Shop - has some great woodworking projects and ideas.
  • Painting Videos This Old House has a nice set of how-to videos on painting. Generally a good site for painting advice and info.
  • Design Sponge is a DIY site with projects that you actually might be able to pull off. Not me. But, maybe you.
  • Home Styler is a free, online floor plan designer, sponsored by AutoDesk.
  • 10 Best Free Floorplan Tools is a collection of free, online floor plan designers.
  • 5 Free Office Floorplan Designers
  • Room Sketcher is free, online floor plan software.
  • The Sweethome - reviews of home appliances and tools similar to the WireCutter site.
  • Houzz.com has a database of vendors for select metro areas including Philadelphia. It also has a catalogue of pictures to help create ideas for interior and exterior design. And it has a sales catalogue including interior and exterior items for kitchens, baths, living room, etc.
  • AllBrand is a great source for appliance parts. They also have appliance diagrams which can be useful in figuring out how to take an appliance apart.
  • HouseLogic - Oranizing and Maintaining This site is sponsored by realtors and has a bunch of tips on how to clean, organize, and maintain your home.
  • RepairClinic The site has a lot of tutorials including video and text material focusing mostly on a wide variety of appliances. Check their YouTube library also.
  • Fine Homebuilding includes all sorts of videos on home repair and maintenance. In addition to videos on contruction projects, there are short videos on techniques as well as videos on using tools.
  • Home Depot DIY Videos
  • Today's Home Owner Videos are DIY videos on a large variey of projects associated with home maintenance.
  • Quickrete Videos This site has a bunch of useful videos on concrete installation and maintenance.
  • How to Paint a House Right This site has a bunch of useful videos on interior and exterior house painting.
  • Howcast Plumbing This site has a bunch of useful videos on home plumbing installation and maintenance.
  • Woodworking for Mere Mortals This site has a bunch of useful videos on working with wood and associated tools.

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