Sites by Subject · Home & Garden


Ace Projects and Solutions
Step-by-step how to's, FAQs, Learning Guides, seasonal tips, and project videos.
Answers @ Ace
Use Ace's Interactive Project Library to access detailed guides for a wide range of home repair/improvement projects.
Be Jane
Home improvement website for women provides articles, tips and tricks, videos, tutorials, and how-to guides.
Better Homes and Gardens: Home Improvement
This companion website to the magazine covers decorating, building and remodeling, storage solutions, home makeovers, and home design tools.
DIY Network
Step-by-step instructions for 15,000 projects related to home improvement, the garden and backyard, crafts, and woodworking. Each project contains detailed directions, materials and tool lists, and photographs. Streaming video channels, chat rooms, and bulletin boards are also available.
Do It Yourself
Information sources and service providers for do-it-yourselfers.
Provides tips and articles on decorating, home improvement, landscaping, crafts, organizing, kitchens, bathrooms, and much more.
Home Improvement Encyclopedia
This website, maintained by Better Homes & Gardens, contains lots of information about home repair and improvement, and it includes a cost calculator to estimate expense.
Home Improvement Ideas and Inspiration
Provides articles on home improvement and remodeling ideas and advice.
Home Time
Step-by-step instructions for all sorts of projects and repairs. Offers how-to articles and videos.
Household Products Database
Information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in over 5,000 common household products.
How to Clean Anything
Cleaning hints for in and around the house. Use the "Find a Professional" service for cleaning disasters.
Natural Handyman
Read many articles on home repair topics, including asbestos and lead, on this easy-to-use website.
SAMS Technical Publishing
Catalog of purchaseable home electronics repairs manuals - includes PhotoFacts.
This Old House
This companion website to the PBS home improvement/remodeling magazine and TV show offers a broad range of how-to and repair projects, planning ideas, and tool/product advice.

Interior Design

Better Homes and Garden: Decorating
This companion website to the magazine covers decorating, design ideas, arranging rooms, color choices, furniture selection, and more.
Metropolis Online
The online version of Metropolis magazine devoted to architecture and design.


American Community Gardening Association
A bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. Promotes and supports community gardening by facilitating the formation and expansion of state and regional community gardening networks; developing resources in support of community gardening; and, encouraging research and conducting educational programs.
Better Homes and Gardens: Gardening
The companion website to the magazine covers flowers, garden plants, regional gardening, landscaping, lawn and yard care, garden supplies, and more.
Find gardening ideas specific to Ohio on this website.
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
Directory of Civic Center events and classes and information about local community gardens.
Garden Web
A wide variety of gardening links which range from the general to the specific.
Gardening tips, resources, tutorials, and videos from the DIY Network.
A premiere gardening site with a searchable database, bulletin boards and advice columns.
HGTV Gardening
Home & Garden Television’s official gardening site, featuring articles on topics such as gardening basics, tools and equipment, lawns and landscaping, and garden structures.
Horticulture and gardening resources from the University of Illinois. Covers: lawn care, fruit & veggies, flowers & ornamentals, pests & diseases, trees & shrubs.
OSU: Lawn and Garden
The OSU Extension Division offers advice on gardening basics; dealing with nuisance plants, insects, and wildlife; creating container gardens; dealing with plant diseases, etc.
United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database
The database includes plant names, symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, web links, and references.
A site maintained by the Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science for gardeners, horticulturists and agronomists with useful information for Ohio gardeners.