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Growing Creeping Phlox and Moss Phlox Groundcovers Jan 18, 2022

Learn how to select the perfect phlox ground cover for your garden, and how to grow both creeping phlox and moss phlox successfull …

How to Start Seeds Indoors Jan 17, 2022

Starting seeds indoors in winter helps you get a jump on your spring and summer gardening goals. Seed starting may also save you m …

Why Are There So Many Stink Bugs in My House? Jan 14, 2022

Brush up on stink bug basics and say so long to these indoor invaders with these quick, natural ways to keep stink bugs at bay.

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants Jan 18, 2022

Learn what carpenter ants look like and how to manage an infestation in your home.

How to Get Rid of Earwigs Jan 12, 2022

Earwigs aren't pretty, and they can eat your plants and invade your home. Learn how to make earwigs bug off.

8 Best Propane Fire Pits Jan 11, 2022

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

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Lavender Jan 12, 2022

Grow lavender in your garden and you’ll be rewarded with colorful flowers, wonderful fragrance and a feast for pollinators — all f …

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters for Every Budget Jan 11, 2022

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

15 Real Houseplants You Can Buy Online Jan 10, 2022

Shop these mood-boosting houseplants from the comfort of home.

Growing and Caring for Hellebores Jan 10, 2022

The gorgeous Lenten rose, or hellebore, is a winter bloomer that delights in even the coldest temperatures.

How to Grow Nasturtium Dec 30, 2021

Learn how to plant and care for nasturtium, an old-fashioned, easy-to-grow annual garden favorite that's beloved for its edible le …

How to Grow Foxgloves Dec 30, 2021

Prolific blooms make foxglove a great plant for your cottage garden. Find out how to grow and care for these pretty, dramatic flow …

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.

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