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Should You Mulch in the Winter?

See if winter mulching is right for your garden.

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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.


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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.

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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...


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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...


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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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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...


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Tips for Growing and Caring for Hydrangeas

With their big, bold blooms and an appreciation for afternoon shade, hydrangeas are a well-loved showstopper. Here's how to care...

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How to Plant and Grow a Magnolia Tree

Magnolia trees feature spectacular spring flowers, beautiful leaves and are easy to care for. See if one of the 200...


How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


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Ideas for Landscaping With Potted Plants

Potted plants add interest, color and height to your outdoor space. Check out these chic Instagramable ideas for landscaping with...


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How To Plant and Grow a River Birch Tree

The river birch tree supplies excellent summer shade, beautiful foliage spring through fall and a stunning winter display. Here's how...


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What Is Purslane Weed and How Do I Get Rid of It?

The "comeback kid" of lawn weeds, purslane weed frustrates with its wily ability to bounce back just when you think...


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9 Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping provides a haven not only for you, but everything from pollinators to songbirds.


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10 Small Plants for Landscaping

Looking for the best small plants for landscaping? Here are some ideas that will have your yard looking good from...

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How to Plant and Grow a Tulip Tree

Tulip trees offer year-round shade, beautiful flowers and stunning fall foliage. Consider growing this ornamental tree if it thrives in...


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10 Tall Outdoor Plants for Landscaping

Mixing plants of varying sizes and textures is an easy way to add visual interest to any yard.


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Japanese Maple Tree Care: Planting and Growing Tips

The Japanese maple tree boasts year-round beauty with a wide range of colors. Considering adding one of these trees to...


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How To Prune Crepe Myrtle

Fast-growing crepe myrtle is a garden show-off, with bright flowers all summer long. Find out how to prune crepe myrtle...


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10 Flower Border Ideas and Designs

These playful colors, sophisticated greens and pleasing textures make gorgeous designs with eye-catching flower borders.


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.