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5 Best Digging Shovels of 2021

Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2021 no matter what kind of digging you have to do.

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What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Often hard to detected, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.


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10 Best Plants for Rock Gardens

These 10 plants work well in rock gardens in just about any climate and can add beauty and interest to...


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These 8 Houseplants Are Worth a Lot of Money!

If you have one or more of these houseplants, you might be sitting on some extra cash, as cuttings and...


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Essential Indoor Gardening Tools

Whether you have just a few pots or a house plant jungle, you'll need some essential indoor gardening tools to...

How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


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What to Know About Hay Bale Gardening

First things first: Hay bale gardening bales are most often made of straw. They're a smart, economical version of container...

Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...


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How to Prune Lavender

Fragrant, flowering lavender is a garden favorite. Keep your plants robust and long-lasting with our guide on how to prune...

13 DIY Projects Your Whole Family Can Do Together

Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put...


Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


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How to Keep Cats Out of Plants

How do you keep cats out of plants? Try these expert-recommended tips to protect your indoor potted plants from curious...


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


8 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?

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7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants

Your flower beds aren't living up to that gardening magazine ideal? You may be making one of these common perennial...


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Annuals vs. Perennials — What’s the Difference?

Planning to grow a flower garden? Learn definitions to the common gardening terms you need to know before you visit...


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Don’t Grow These Vegetables Next to Each Other

Some plants compete for nutrients or space, or they attract damaging insects or fungus. Here are some incompatible plant combinations.


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11 Most Common Mistakes People Make with Hostas

Hostas are an easy landscaping plant, so hosta care is often taken for granted. Here are 11 of the most...


How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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Stuff We Love: Garden Hand Tools

Make your gardening chores a breeze with these three tools that get the green thumbs-up.



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10 Fast-Growing Plants That Maximize Curb Appeal

Add curb appeal quickly with these tried-and-true plants that won't keep you waiting for a lush, colorful and beautiful landscape.

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How to Harvest Rhubarb the Right Way (Hint: Don’t Cut It!)

Don't cut those rhubarb stalks! Here's why it's a bad idea, and how to harvest rhubarb the right way.


Must-Have Boots for Working in the Garden This Summer

Have lots of garden and yard work to get done this season? Give your feet a treat with these high-quality...


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Your Guide to 7 Veggie-Harvest Times

Veggie harvest times vary based on temperature and growing conditions.


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7 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

Follow these steps to use water smartly and still keep your plants happy and healthy.


Do Woodpeckers Hurt Trees?

Woodpeckers serve an important role in controlling insects. Here's what you can do to keep them from becoming a nuisance...


How to Dry and Store Garden Herbs

Stock your pantry with home-dried herbs and save money at the grocery store. Here's how.