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    12 Best White Flowers for Your Garden

    White flowers are great for brightening up a garden, especially at night when they seem to glow in the moonlight.

    The 5 Best Gas Snow Blowers of 2022

    When it snows, you need to be ready! Whether you have a long driveway or a small sidewalk to clear,...


    14 Best Christmas Plants and Flowers for the Holiday Season

    Decorating with Christmas plants and flowers is a great holiday tradition to start or continue in your home.


    7 Unconventional Ideas for Greenhouses

    From old buses to recycled windows and pallets, these crafty DIYers thought outside the box when building their repurposed greenhouses.


    6 Best Glass Greenhouses

    Glass greenhouses add a classic, high-end look to your home, and their impressive light transmission provides the ideal environment for...

    Can You Really Use Ladybugs To Get Aphids Off Your Plants?

    We love ladybugs for a good reason. They eat those nasty aphids that are sucking the life out of our...


    Help Vines Grow Upward With This Viral TikTok Hack

    This simple houseplant TikTok hack is blowing up the internet. Does it actually work? I tried it out on my...

    10 Best Plants To Grow in a Greenhouse

    If your growing season is short, try growing these warm-weather plants in your greenhouse.


    Greenhouses & Acreage

    The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...


    Random Things You Can Repurpose Into Little Free Libraries

    From wine barrels to filing cabinets, check out objects creative builders repurposed into Little Free Libraries.


    Things Other Than Books You Can Put In A Little Free Library

    Little Free Libraries aren't just for books. Here are other brilliant options.

    10 Unconventional Ideas for Pools

    These made us laugh, applaud and scratch our heads in bewilderment.


    10 Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

    These garden design ideas provide inspiration as you plan a beautiful home garden that will yield a bountiful harvest.


    If You See Powdery Mildew on Your Plants, This is What it Means

    Getting rid of powdery mildew on plants is easier than you think.


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    Take Your Cookout on the Road with This Family Handyman Approved Portable Pellet Grill

    Take your passion for cooking nearly anywhere with this Family Handyman Approved portable pellet grill.


    How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

    Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...

    How To Grow Radishes

    Radishes are easy to grow in the spring but did you know there are varieties of radishes you can grow...


    Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

    Everyone is looking for their place in the sun. Whether it's a tiny balcony or a grand three-level deck, it's...


    How to Build Custom Composite Benches

    Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.


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    9 Perennials You Should Divide in Spring

    Want free perennials? Divide perennials in spring so you'll have more to transplant in your garden and share with family...


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    What To Do if You Have Clay Garden Soil

    Home gardeners often regard clay soil with dread. But clay soil can be beneficial to your garden — if you...


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    What Is Clay Soil?

    Everyone's heard of clay soil, but do you really know what it is? If your garden beds are clay, here's...


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    9 Vegetables To Plant in Winter

    For much of the U.S., there's no need to shut down the garden once winter rolls in. Here's what to...


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    Homeowner’s Guide To Garden Soil Treatment for the Winter

    In winter, your garden can still be working, creating rich beds for spring planting. From compost to cover crops, here...


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    The Best Summer Color Plants for Northern Gardeners

    Let's plan a garden! Here's a look at 12 of the best hardy plants that survive Northern winters and bloom...

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    What Is Subsoil and How Does It Help a Garden?

    Learn about subsoil's role in your garden's success and how to make it healthier.


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    9 Adaptive Tools To Make Gardening With Disabilities Easier

    Gardening can be relaxing and therapeutic. These adaptive gardening tools help those with limitations enjoy their time in the garden.


    This Is Why You Should Grow a Firethorn Bush

    Plant a firethorn bush in your backyard to welcome birds and bees while providing year-round beauty. This shrub features...


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    4 Innovative Camping Lanterns and Emergency Lights

    Whether you're heading out with your tent or prepping for the next power outage, these camping lanterns and emergency lights...


    If Your Plant Leaves Have Brown Tips, This is What it Means

    Noticing brown tips on leaves of your indoor plants? Solve the problem with proper watering and fertilizing tips from a...


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    Gardener’s Guide To Soil Horizons

    From topsoil to bedrock, soil horizons are like a textbook for determining your soil's health and how to optimize it...