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.
A closer look at horticultural therapy and how it can positively affect physical, cognitive, social, and mental health. We talked to a Registered Horticultural Therapist and a certified therapeutic recreation therapist to gain more insight into this evidence-based practice.
Advice from the pros about how you can solve the problem of messy neighbors. How you can broach the subject with your neighbors, what authorities you can appeal to for help, and how you can obscure the view.
Considering a backyard wedding? We’ll discuss important factors when planning a backyard wedding, common backyard wedding mistakes, and ways you can save on your big day.
Most of us are familiar with the Adirondack chair and its quintessential summer charm. Here’s a brief history of the design that became an iconic image of coastal landscapes across the US.
With the right climate, bamboo can grow in nearly any type of fertile, well-drained soil. Learn how to grow this versatile evergreen and how to care for it throughout the year.
Deer creating problems in your garden? We’ll help you identify signs that you’re dealing with deer and provide 17 effective methods (including plenty of humane and harmless tactics) that have been proven to keep deer out of gardens all year long.
Investing in plants that repel mosquitoes is an alternative to chemical bug sprays and a natural way to keep your lawn, garden, and home bug-free. Here are 17 plants that repel mosquitoes both indoors and out.
Start grilling season off right with a clean outdoor grill. Not only does a clean grill provide for better-tasting food, it prevents bacteria from building and is much safer than cooking on a dirty grill. Here’s your quick guide to a clean grill.
With benefits like increased energy efficiency, reduced heating and cooling costs, and improved air quality, to name a few, green roofs are appealing to many eco-minded homeowners, businesses, and cities throughout the country.
Exterior stairs have the potential to really contribute to your home's curb appeal. From floating concrete stairs to stone porch steps, here are 10 ideas for your home's front stairs.
Known for its colorful, eye-catching blooms that shoot upward in tall spires, delphinium is a favorite of hummingbirds.
Most commonly known for their long, trailing flowers that provide the perfect draping blossoms for flower boxes and containers, Verbena is a stunning plant available in a number of varieties.
Columbine flower boasts colorful spring and summer blooms that bring a beautiful touch to any garden. Here’s everything you need to know about how to plant and care for columbine.
A vertical vegetable garden is a perfect way to grow your own food, gild your deck, patio, or exterior walls, and maximize your outdoor space.
Bee balm is an attractive, aromatic, and edible flowering plant known to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Learn about the history of bee balm, as well as how to grow and care for this well-loved garden plant.
Do you want to change up the look of your garden while still maintaining weed growth? Here are seven alternatives to traditional mulch that prevent weed growth and add nutrients to your soil.
Fast-growing trees are a great landscaping addition, providing shade and privacy to your yard while increasing your property value. Here are eight of our favorites.
Dianthus is a stunning spring and summer bloom that brings beautiful bursts of color to lawns and gardens throughout the country. Read on to learn a bit more about this vibrant and easy-to-grow flower.
Summer gardening season is on its way. Plan your dream garden by peeking through our guide to some of the most stunning summer blooms.
Creeping Charlie is a pesky, invasive plant capable of wreaking havoc on grass and gardens when if takes over a lawn. We explore chemical and natural methods of getting rid of this garden irritant.
Learn how to plant and care for easygoing forsythia shrubs and herald the coming of spring each year with a cheerful profusion of yellow blossoms.
Black Eyed Susans are a beautiful and easy-to-grow addition to nearly any garden. Here’s everything you need to know about these hardy summer blooms.
Growing an organic garden is a truly gratifying experience with benefits to your health and the planet. Learn everything you need to know to plan, grow, and care for your own organic garden filled with fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
Get excited about the arrival of spring with our guide to eight popular spring flowers.
Fertilizing your lawn once or twice a year yields a healthy, verdant, and thriving yard. Learn how and when to fertilize your lawn—and how to pick a fertilizer.
Coreopsis is loved for its bright, long-lasting blooms and ability to thrive in less-than-perfect conditions. Learn all you need to know to select, grow, and care for these low-maintenance garden staples.
Tree trimming is an annual home maintenance project that keeps your trees healthy and safe. Learn the best time to trim your trees and how to keep them looking great.
Community gardens are a great opportunity for city dwellers to grow their own food, eat healthier, live more sustainably, and connect with neighbors. See the contributions of community and urban gardening around the US and how you can get involved.
If you’re interested in beekeeping, harvesting honey, and increasing the number of pollinators in your garden, our guide to urban beekeeping is the best place to start.
Learn everything you need to know about pre-emergent herbicide: how it works, what to buy, and how and when to apply.
Find out everything you need to know about homesteading in this helpful guide. You’ll learn how to get started as well as the challenges and benefits you can expect along the way.
From designing the landscape and hardscape to selecting a variety of plants and flowers, get a home gardener's insight on completely transforming your outdoor space.
Carpenter bees are a common household nuisance that can cause severe wood and structural damage if left untreated. Here’s everything you need to know to get rid of carpenter bees.
The profusion of beautiful azalea blooms makes them the royalty of the garden, and growing azaleas is easy and highly rewarding. Here's how to grow azaleas and care for them in your garden.
From soil health to quick pest control, master the organic gardening basics, from soil and natural fertilizer to organic weed and pest control.
Pollinators like birds, bees, and butterflies are vital to plant health and food production. Learn to cultivate plants that attract pollinators in your 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These five hardy winter-blooming flowers will add months to your gardening season—and vibrant colors to a typically neutral winter palette.
Overnight frosts occur as early as September, depending on your region. We’ll show you how to protect your outdoor plants from frost.
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.
Balance time with enjoyment with both flowering plants and vegetables that are easy additions to your garden. Try these 8 easy garden plants that demand very little care.
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.
If you find crabgrass popping up among your Bahia, Bermuda, and Bluegrass, here are two ways to treat the problem and reclaim your lawn.
A quick and simple recipe for powerful, all-natural weed killer than can be made with household materials.
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.
Create your own black gold in the garden with a compost pile using natural, organic ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adding used coffee grounds to your garden is an easy, simple, and inexpensive way to give your plants a natural boost.
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.
Learning how to make hummingbird food is quick and inexpensive. We've provided a few tips that will encourage hummingbirds to visit your property.
When choosing the right smart home security system, I sorted through a lot of factors: quality, pricing, customizability, customer service, installation process, and contract terms. Vivint was one of the many systems I tested.
Bear provides two types of mattresses that are covered with a Celliant cover to reduce inflammation and absorb the body's natural heat during sleep. See why Bear mattresses are one of the top recommendations for athletes.