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How Are Grow Lights Different From Regular Light Bulbs?

You don't need a green thumb to keep the thyme and aloe alive all winter. What you need is a grow light with the right wavelengths and intensity.

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How To Use Grow Lights To Grow Healthy Plants Indoors

From choosing the right bulb to knowing how long to leave it on, here's how to keep you houseplants happy...


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8 Best Grow Lights for Indoor Plants

Winter's waning sunlight doesn't mean your plants have to die or go dormant. Replace the lost sunshine with these top...


10 Things To Look for When Buying a Used Boat

A used boat can save you thousands, compared to the cost of a new boat. But, as with a used...


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10 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas

Add some sparkle and glow to your outdoor space with these creative pergola lighting ideas.

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12 Outdoor Fire Pit Lighting Ideas

Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming and...


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Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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Best Garden Lights of 2022

Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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8 Best Outdoor Security Lights of 2022

Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


Outdoor Christmas Lighting Ideas and Tips

This year, elevate your house to "oooh and ahhh" status with the best outdoor Christmas lights.


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...

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9 Best Outdoor Flood Lights to Light Up Your Property

A well-lit home is not only more secure, it's got great curb appeal! Here are the best outdoor flood lights...


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours