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    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 outside and that's where we want to be.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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    Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

    Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.

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    When Is the Best Time of Year for a Soil Test?

    Knowing what's in your dirt is an easy way to green up your thumb, but the test isn't a no-brainer....

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    8 Best Garden Scooters for Easy Gardening

    Kick off spring gardening with a new garden scooter. These mobile seats make plant- and turf-tending so much easier on...

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    12 Best Native Plants for Northern Gardeners

    Looking for new native plants for your USDA Zone 3 landscape? These shrubs, perennials and grasses can survive temperatures as...

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    Smokeless Fire Pit: What To Know Before You Buy

    Do you love the camaraderie found around a campfire but hate the eye-stinging smoke? Then you need to check out...

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    8 Best Smokeless Fire Pits

    If you love a good campfire but hate the sting of smoke in your eyes, our roundup of the best...

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    What To Know About Loam Soil for Your Garden

    Gardeners love loam soil because it's moist, soft and full of nutrients. Here's how to get more of it in...

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    What Is Composted Manure and How Can It Benefit Gardening?

    No jokes here, just straight info on how composted manure enhances your garden's health.

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    The Importance Of Sulfur In Your Garden

    In your garden soil, sulfur is as important to your plants' vitality as phosphorus. Here's what you need to know...

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    7 Best Indoor Gardening Kits and Systems for 2022

    Indoor gardening is growing in popularity. When you're ready to give it a try, here are some top indoor garden...

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    What’s In the Best Garden Soil?

    Four key factors make up the healthiest garden soil composition. All are essential for thriving, lush gardens.

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    Homeowner’s Guide To Living Walls

    Tantalizing or time-consuming: Is a living wall right for your home?

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    12 Best Spring Blooming Plants for Northern Gardeners

    Winter is the best time to plan next year's garden. These 12 spring blooming, hardy perennials and shrubs can survive...

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    How To Improve Garden Soil in Winter

    Use these tips to improve your garden soil in winter to make sure it's ready to go (and grow!) in...

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    9 Winter Window Box Ideas

    Boost curb appeal this season with these winter window box ideas including festive greenery, hardy flowers and bright holiday accents.

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    We Tried It: BioLite FirePit Cooking Kit

    Easy and fun to use as well as portable, the BioLite FirePit Cooking Kit won us over as a fire...

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    Should You Use Gypsum for Soil?

    If you have hard clay or noticeably salty soil, gypsum can make healthy growth much easier for your garden plants....

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds vs. Striped

    Black oil sunflower seeds are a staple of bird feeders around the world, but humans mainly snack on striped seeds....

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    What Are Black Oil Sunflower Seeds?

    Here's what you need to know about this popular bird seed, from which birds like to eat it to how...

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    What To Know About Sunflower Seed Feeders

    There are many good sunflower seed feeders out there. Here's how to determine the best ones for your yard.