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      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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      What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

      Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


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      How to Use a Charcoal Grill for the First Time

      Want to take advantage of the summer weather and do some outdoor cooking? Learn how to use a charcoal grill...


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      10 Best Outdoor Lounge Chairs

      Summer 2020: The summer of staying at home. Kick back on the patio or deck with one of these inviting...


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      Zero Turn Mower Buying Guide

      A zero turn mower allows you to move faster and navigate impossibly tight turns. If you've got a demanding yard,...


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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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      Best Outdoor TVs for Patio Living

      Upgrade your outdoor living space this summer with a weatherproof outdoor TV — perfect for watching sporting events or hosting...


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      Why Are There Mushrooms In My Lawn?

      Find out why there are mushrooms in your grass and how to treat them.

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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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      How Do I Repair Dry Grass?

      Dry grass can test the patience of any homeowner. Identifying the cause and following these simple steps can make dead...


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      What Are Fairy Rings and Why Are They in My Grass?

      Learn how to recognize and eliminate those pesky fairy rings.


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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...


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      This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

      You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it...


      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 Deck Furniture Ideas for 2020

      Longer days and balmy nights are back! That means it's time to enjoy your deck or patio with fresh furnishings...


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      9 Ways to Protect Your Deck or Patio From Summer Heat

      Your deck or patio needs protection from the sun, just like you. Here are nine ways to protect outdoor spaces...



      11 Tacky Lawn Ornaments That Need to Stay In Storage

      These lawn ornaments had a good run. Some of them were even funny when they first came out. Now, it's...

      14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!

      Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.


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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 Save Your Grass From Summer Heat

      Summer heat can wreak havoc on your lawn. Here's how to keep your grass growing and healthy in the long...


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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.


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      Stuff We Love: Yard Maintenance

      Make some green while keeping it green with this lineup of pro yard tools from Ego.


      7 Tick Repellents That Work (Plus 2 That Might Not)

      Ticks are most active during warmer months and can carry debilitating diseases, so it's important to protect yourself before you...