Top growing DIY sites: DIY Network, NorthernTool, Lowe’s, Home Depot

80% of the top 10 online home and garden sites experienced double-digit growth in visits in June, according to Nielsen/NetRatings. DIY Network had the largest increase, rising 69% to 3.26 mln from 1.93 mln a year earlier. Northerntool.com ranked second, with a 46% increase to 1.4 mln from 960,000 visits a year earlier, followed by Lowe’s, up 42% to 6.93 mln from 4.87 mln; the Home Depot, up 37% to 9.5 mln from 6.9 mln; HGTV, up 26% to 4.8 mln from 3.8 mln; Linens n Things, up 17% to 1.55 mln from 1.33 mln; GardenWeb, up 11% to 1.45 mln from 1.31 mln; and eBay Home, up 10% to 10.41 mln from 9.5 mln.