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Yellow African marigold flower close-up
Garden

How to Plant and Care For Marigolds in Your Home or Garden

Marigolds are simple to grow, easy to maintain, and act as great companion plants. Here’s everything you need to know about planting and caring for marigolds.

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How to Care for Your Lawn in the Spring

Learn how to properly care for your lawn in the spring with these helpful tips and tricks, from weeding and dethatching to aeration and watering.

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How to Care for Your Lawn in the Summer

Summer is a busy time of year for lawn upkeep. Learn how to keep your lawn in top shape this season with our guide to summer lawn care.

Bi fold doors opening up to rear courtyard of contemporary Australian home
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5 Patio Materials by Cost, Durability, Installation & Style

When choosing a material for your patio, consider cost, durability, style, and—if you’re taking on the project yourself—installation difficulty. We’ve ranked five of the most common materials to help you make the best choice.

Beautiful frosty icy grass and leafs seen from above a cold november day in Sweden.
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How to Care for Your Lawn in the Winter

Cold temperatures leave many homeowners at a loss for ways to keep their grass green and healthy. Here are some winter lawn care tips to keep your yard in top shape for spring.

Hardscaping

A Quick Guide to Brick Patterns

A quick digest of the most common brick patterns. We rank six patterns from easiest to hardest so you can decide whether you want to DIY the job or call in a pro.

Garden

A Guide to Growing Orchids in Your Home or Garden

Many common orchid varieties require little care and can be easily grown inside. Learn how to grow these exotic beauties in your home or garden.

Helleborus ,plant that growth during wintertime.
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5 Flowers That Bloom
in Winter

These five hardy winter-blooming flowers will add months to your gardening season—and vibrant colors to a typically neutral winter palette.

Herb garden with different herbs planted in flower pots on a balcony. Marjoram, basil, mint, balm-mint.
Garden

Basic Wisdom for Your Herb Garden

From cold killers to drink garnishes, herbs are powerhouses in the kitchen and around the home. Here are some basics for a high-yield, at home herb garden.

Garden

How to Create the Perfect
Fall Garden

Careful mid- to late-summer planting can return a fall garden of nutrient rich vegetables and herbs. We recommend these 8 plants for a thriving fall harvest.

Crabgrass weed growing up through the lawn in the summer.
Garden

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

If you find crabgrass popping up among your Bahia, Bermuda, and Bluegrass, here are two ways to treat the problem and reclaim your lawn.

Garden

How to Make Natural Weed Killer

A quick and simple recipe for powerful, all-natural weed killer than can be made with household materials.

Lawn

How to Care for Your Lawn
in the Fall

Adapt your yard to the changing seasons. Prepare for cold weather and the following spring now as the weather cools. Here’s how to care for your lawn in the fall.

Plastic composter in a garden - filled with decaying organic material to be used as a fertilizer for growing home-grown, organic vegetables (shallow DOF)
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Composting at Home

Create your own black gold in the garden with a compost pile using natural, organic ingredients.

Forest goat beard in spring ; Aruncus dioicus
Garden

The 7 Best Shade Plants to Add to Your Garden This Year

Some plants do better with less than four hours of sun exposure per day. Try these 7 shade-thriving plants to build a lovely low-light garden.

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How to Build a Backyard Bonfire

A backyard bonfire is the perfect complement to a cookout, s’mores, or just drinks. Learn how to build a backyard bonfire safely and easily.

Entertaining

How to Host a Late-Summer Barbecue

Here’s everything you need to host a late-summer barbecue, from an herb-heavy menu to music, wine, and planning.

Landscaping

What You Need to Know About Lawn Aerators

When watering, mowing, and edging are not enough to keep your lawn healthy, using a lawn aerator can inject new life into tired and worn grass.

Rose bush with lots of pink roses in bloom.
Garden

How to Plant and Care for Roses

Gone are the days of high maintenance rose bushes. Even beginner gardeners can add the beauty and elegance of roses to their gardens with the proper watering, fertilization, and pruning.

Big Flowers of Chrysanthemums plant with raindrops, in orange and light brown and dark green leaves, outdoors.
Garden

What to Know About Planting and Caring for Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are stunning, late-blooming shrubs that are surprisingly easy to grow and care for. They come in a myriad varieties and return year after year in beautiful blooms.

A black and yellow North American Garter snake slithering through the green grass.  Shallow depth of field.
Garden

How to Keep Snakes Off Your Lawn and Out of Your Garden

From natural methods to chemical treatments, here are eight methods for repelling snakes in your lawn and garden.

Garden

How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Adding used coffee grounds to your garden is an easy, simple, and inexpensive way to give your plants a natural boost.

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Everything You Need to About Planting & Growing Peonies

Peonies make fabulous additions to gardens and hedges for their extravagant, fragrant blooms and their lush, glossy, green foliage. Learn how to plant and maintain peonies in your garden.

A Female Anna's Hummingbird Dipping Her Beak Into A Feeder In Arizona.
Garden

How to Make Perfect Hummingbird Food

Learning how to make hummingbird food is quick and inexpensive. We've provided a few tips that will encourage hummingbirds to visit your property.