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8 Best Propane Fire Pits Dec 3, 2021

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

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters for Every Budget Nov 30, 2021

Extend the seasons with our favorite outdoor heaters for your deck, patio, porch and more.

How to Refurbish a Charcoal Grill Nov 22, 2021

Your charcoal grill takes a beating from the elements and from the ash and grease that build up over time. If your grill (or the o …

Planting and Growing Daffodils Nov 5, 2021

Learn how to grow and care for daffodils, plus get expert advice on which variety of daffodil flowers to choose for your growing c …

What is Mushroom Compost? Nov 2, 2021

Compost used to grow mushrooms commercially can be used again in your garden to make a wonderful fertilizer.

How to Grow Grass in the Shade Nov 1, 2021

Find expert tips for grooming a gorgeous lawn under a canopy of trees.

How to Build and Install a Bat Box Oct 29, 2021

Learn how to build and install a cedar bat house. Bats have many benefits, including reducing the mosquito population and eliminat …

How to Store Dahlias for Winter Oct 27, 2021

When the first freeze hits, it's time to tuck away your dahlias until spring returns.

How to Lay a Flagstone and Gravel Patio or Pathway Oct 27, 2021

See how we installed a professional-grade flagstone and gravel pathway to connect outdoor spaces.

How to Make Night-Blooming Cereus Bloom Oct 26, 2021

Meet the original pajama party plant — and learn how to bring on the blooms.

How to Build a Horseshoe Pit Oct 26, 2021

Horseshoes is a classic game that is fun for the whole family. Learn how to build a permanent pit in your backyard.

How to Build an Outdoor Wood and Gravel Staircase Oct 20, 2021

Use pea gravel and wood posts to build steps in your yard.

How to Make an Upcycled Lettuce Table Oct 14, 2021

See how we turned an old desk into a waist-high planter box perfect for growing greens, herbs and other shallow-rooted plants and …

Ginger Lily: Planting and Caring for Butterfly Ginger Oct 8, 2021

Bring a touch of the tropics to your late summer garden with ginger lily, also known as butterfly ginger — a time-honored plant wi …

How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin Oct 7, 2021

Tips from giant-pumpkin experts Christy Harp and Jamie Johnson on how to grow a great big gourd.

Winter Care for Hydrangeas Nov 16, 2021

Learn how to make these beauties shine next summer.

Our Favorite Fire Pit Accessories for Fall and Beyond Nov 1, 2021

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

Growing Muhly Grass Oct 4, 2021

As the garden winds down in late summer and fall, pink muhly grass explodes with airy, pink plumes. This perennial grass is beauti …

How to Plant and Grow Angel’s Trumpet Sep 29, 2021

Dial up the drama in your garden with an angel’s trumpet plant, a tropical bloomer that’s a cinch to grow.

How to Make Planter Posts for String Lights Sep 27, 2021

Extend the party into the night with these wooden whiskey barrels made into planters with posts that hold string lights.

How to Plant and Grow Chinese Evergreen Sep 27, 2021

Caring for Chinese evergreens is easy, and these pretty houseplants brighten rooms with low light, or even no natural light, with …

How to Build a Grilling Island Sep 27, 2021

By: Dylan Eastman

Create an outdoor kitchen by nestling a gas grill into a custom-built, granite-topped island.

The Different Ways to Make Compost Sep 23, 2021

Composting can be more than just throwing food scraps on a pile. Learn a few new methods for making natural fertilizers.

Different Types of Compost Bins Sep 21, 2021

Learn about the many options for wood or plastic compost bins that are easy to assemble and use in your garden.

5 Ideas for More Sustainable Flower Arranging Sep 27, 2021

From bouquets to centerpieces, florals bring nature into our everyday lives and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Make sure your fl …

How to Decorate Your Front Porch for Fall Sep 16, 2021

Fall in love with fall all over again with these perfect porch decor ideas.

Daisy Flower: Types of Daisies Oct 8, 2021

Discover the grace, beauty and versatility of the daisy family. Learn about types of daisies you can grow and how to use them in y …

How to Brew Compost Tea Sep 15, 2021

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make your own compost tea, ideal for nourishing plants.

No Mums? No Problem! Pot Up This Fall Planter, Instead Sep 15, 2021

Have your summer planters sizzled out but it's too early for mums — or you want to try a different look this year? We've got you! …

Try This Savory Vegetable Soup Recipe for a Healthy Meal Sep 13, 2021

With its mix of great flavor, vegetables and legumes, this hearty and healthy clean soup is satisfying and easy go-to comfort food …

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