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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.

4 Types of Grass That Can Be Planted in Fall and Winter

Know these types of grasses before planting or laying down sod this fall or winter.


What is Sphagnum Peat Moss and How Do I Use It?

Sphagnum peat moss is a popular material for many gardeners. But is it right for your garden?


Should You Mulch in the Winter?

See if winter mulching is right for your garden.


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What Is a French Drain?

If you're dealing with drainage issues on your property, installing a French drain might be the aesthetically pleasing solution you're...

How Droughts Affect Lawn Care

Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.


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What To Know About Pine Needle Mulch

This sustainable mulch is great for rustic, natural landscape design.

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8 DIY Tree Care Tips

Tips from professional arborists for growing and maintaning the happiest trees, from planting to pruning.


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.


If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.

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9 Best Trees To Grow in a Pot

Trees are a wonderful way to add vertical interest to the landscape. This can also be done on a smaller...


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7 Best Patio Trees for Shade

Here’s a list of ornamental trees in a variety of sizes to create shade for any patio.


4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


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If You See Metal Wrapped Around a Tree, This Is What It Means

Those metal bands, also known as baffles, strapped around trees are not holding the tree together, but they do have...


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Tips On How To Stake a Tree

If you want your tree to grow big and strong, staking is a necessary practice that can provide tremendous benefits....

How to Turn an Empty Milk Jug Into a Watering Can

Can't find your watering can? Don't make your plants wait until you can buy a new one at the gardening...


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10 Best Shrubs for Shade

Don't let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape. Jazz up your space with our list of...


5 Best Digging Shovels of 2022

Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2022 no matter what kind of digging you have...


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7 Shoreline Landscaping Design Ideas for Your Cabin

Lake, pond or riverfront property? Give it an earth-friendly beauty boost with the shoreline landscaping idea that best matches your...


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Homeowner’s Guide To Shrubs

They're a landscape mainstay, second only to trees in stature. Our handy guide will help ensure your shrubs get the...


Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Pruners and Loppers

Pruning a tree is a lot easier if you have the right tools. Here's everything you need to know about...


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11 Fast-Growing Shade Trees

Cool down your house in summer and maximize your air conditioner's efficiency. These trees will quickly throw some shade your...


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Best Drought-Resistant Perennials

Don't lament your dry soil — take advantage of it by growing these 10 distinctive perennials that are drought resistant.

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What to Know About Digging Bars

Learn more about these versatile and powerful digging tools here.


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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 Perennials for Sunny Spots

Have a sunny spot where you could use a bright splash of color? Start with these 10 popular sun-loving perennials.


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


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Best Landscaping Plants for Around a Pool

Add ambiance, color and fragrance to your pool surroundings. These plants help make any poolscape attractive and inviting.


10 Dwarf Trees for Your Backyard

Dwarf trees offer beauty and edible fruit without taking up much yard space. Learn what dwarf trees are and discover...