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The Best Tabletop Fire Pits for Your Outdoor Space Aug 12, 2022

Cozy up your outdoor living space with our favorite tabletop fire pits.

How to Grow Forsythia Bush Aug 10, 2022

Welcome spring with the sunny blooms of forsythia.

How to Grow Ground Cherries Aug 9, 2022

If you've never heard of ground cherries, give them a try. These orange-yellow fruits add a sweet, tart flavor to foods and make a …

Staghorn Fern Care Aug 8, 2022

Learn how to grow and display staghorn fern — a houseplant that makes a real statement with its antler-like, emerald-green fronds.

The Best Grills to Buy at Walmart Right Now Aug 5, 2022

Find the perfect grill for your family and outdoor space with our expert appliance guide.

How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling Aug 3, 2022

Learn the correct steps to securely and safely hang plants from the ceiling.

The Best Outdoor Patio Umbrellas for Your Backyard Aug 4, 2022

Shop our shady patio umbrella picks and get your outdoor space ready for warm weather.

12 Outdoor Sectionals for Every Style and Budget Aug 2, 2022

Deck out your deck with one of these lounge-worthy outdoor sectionals that won't break the bank.

Our Favorite Fire Pit Accessories for Fall Aug 10, 2022

It's time to elevate your s'mores game with these hot product picks.

How to Build a Mandala-Style In-Ground Fire Pit Aug 1, 2022

We made an in-ground fire pit, then decorate it with colored river rocks and sand to give it a mandala-inspired look.

How to Grow and Care for Water Lilies Aug 1, 2022

Water lilies add a touch of magic to freshwater ponds or containers. Some of these exotic-looking beauties bloom during the day, w …

Growing Butternut Squash Jul 28, 2022

Get our tips on growing butternut squash, including techniques for planting, harvesting, curing and enjoying butternut squash.

Planting and Growing Milkweed Jul 26, 2022

Welcome endangered monarchs and other beautiful butterflies to your yard with milkweed. We tell you how, when and where to grow di …

Planning a Poolside Retreat Jul 18, 2022

By: Peter Walsh

Ask yourself these essential questions to figure out what you want and what you need in a backyard pool.

How to Grow Oakleaf Hydrangea Jul 18, 2022

With their big flowers, brilliant fall foliage and shaggy winter bark, oakleaf hydrangeas are year-round showstoppers for gardens …

12 Best Adirondack Chairs for Every Budget Jul 14, 2022

Because sunny afternoons are best enjoyed in an Adirondack chair.

What's Your Birth Month Flower? Jul 13, 2022

Like gemstones, birthday month flowers have different meanings. Which one is yours?

How to Grow and Enjoy Red Creeping Thyme Aug 5, 2022

Discover the easygoing versatility of red creeping thyme plants, and learn how to grow and enjoy them abundantly in your garden or …

How to Grow Portulaca (Moss Rose) Jul 11, 2022

Got sun? Plant portulaca, also known as moss rose, for easy-care color from summer to fall.

How to Sterilize Canning Jars Jul 6, 2022

By: Paul Cox

Get step-by-step instructions on how to sterilize your canning jars — an all-important step before the canning process.

DIY Outdoor Nesting Tables Jul 6, 2022

In need of more outdoor furniture? These sturdy nesting tables can also serve as extra seating for any outdoor space. Check out th …

Easy Woodworking Project: Build a Simple Garden Bench Jul 6, 2022

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make a simple yet sturdy garden bench.

This Backyard Was Transformed Into a Tropical Oasis Jun 23, 2022

Living in Minneapolis didn’t stop this couple from channeling their Southern California roots into a super-lush backyard.

Growing and Caring for Impatiens Aug 5, 2022

Brighten shady — and sunny — nooks with one of the most goof-proof annuals: impatiens.

The Best Outdoor String Lights for Every Space Jul 25, 2022

Give your backyard or balcony a glow-up with some of our favorite string lighting ideas and product picks.

Drought Resistant Landscaping Ideas Jun 27, 2022

Learn what to consider in designing and planting a water-wise garden that fits your yard's environment.

12 Best Propane Fire Pits Jun 22, 2022

Cool or warm evenings, roasting hot dogs or marshmallows, small or large gatherings — fire pits are the ultimate hangout spot. Dis …

The Best Fire Pits Under $350 Jun 22, 2022

Warm up your outdoor space with one of these budget-friendly fire pits you can buy online.

How to Build a Modern Outdoor Bench Jun 20, 2022

Looking for more outdoor seating or a decorative bench for your porch? Try your hand at this easy woodworking project that can be …

How to Build a Cedar Birdhouse Jun 16, 2022

Learn how to build a simple and inexpensive birdhouse made from a cedar fence picket.

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