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      Things I Wish I Knew Before I Took My First RV Trip

      A pandemic vacation story: My family decided to try a trip in an RV. I wish I'd read this story about how to prepare for an RV trip before we left.

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      10 Small Plants for Landscaping

      Looking for the best small plants for landscaping? Here are some ideas that will have your yard looking good from...


      NALP Launches Climate Change Campaign for National Lawn Care Month

      Taking care of the environment starts with taking care of your lawn.


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      How to Plant and Grow a Tulip Tree

      Tulip trees offer year-round shade, beautiful flowers and stunning fall foliage. Consider growing this ornamental tree if it thrives in...


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      10 Tall Outdoor Plants for Landscaping

      Mixing plants of varying sizes and textures is an easy way to add visual interest to any yard.

      The Home Depot Spring Sale 2021 Is Here

      Bring on spring savings with The Home Depot's sale!


      10 Things to Consider Before Building a Second Home or Cabin

      Maybe you've dreamed of owning a vacation home or weekend retreat. Before you build or buy, ask yourself these questions...

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      What To Know About Soil Testing

      If you and your family grow vegetables in your garden, it's important for you to test your soil to know...


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      Guide to Choosing the Best Dock for Your Cabin

      Considering a dock for your lakeshore property? If so, you'll discover there are many types of docks to choose from....


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      New Homeowner’s Guide to Pruning Your Garden

      Spring pruning is like spring cleaning: A little effort now pays big dividends when you're done. Here's what to know...


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      How to Prune Hydrangeas

      How to prune hydrangeas depends on what type of hydrangea you have. A gardening expert shares the right way to...

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      7 Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Cabin

      Use these savvy strategies to keep unwanted critters from invading your log cabin, summer home or cottage this vacation season.


      How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

      Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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      Landscape Design: Easy Ways To Improve Curb Appeal

      From planting bushes to choosing colors, these landscaping tips will improve the look of your yard.


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      How to Stop Mole Crickets From Damaging Your Lawn

      Mole crickets are one of the most destructive turf grass pests in the southeastern U.S. Here's how to send them...


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      Are Chinch Bugs Eating My Lawn?

      Despite their tiny size, chinch bugs can wreak havoc on your lawn. Here's how to spot an infestation and get...

      The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

      From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


      What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

      When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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      6 Herbs for Hummingbirds

      Nectar from flowers isn't the only thing that hummingbirds are attracted to. Here are some herbs that hummingbirds like to...


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      Japanese Maple Tree Care: Planting and Growing Tips

      The Japanese maple tree boasts year-round beauty with a wide range of colors. Considering adding one of these trees to...


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      How To Prune Crepe Myrtle

      Fast-growing crepe myrtle is a garden show-off, with bright flowers all summer long. Find out how to prune crepe myrtle...


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      What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

      Diatomaceous earth can be used for everything from deodorizers to tick and flea powder. Its loyal fans find many more...


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      Tips for Planting, Growing and Caring for Peonies

      With a rainbow of colors and sturdier plants, new peonies aren't your grandmother's peonies (but you can find those, too)....


      Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

      When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.

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      5 Ways to Grow Tomatoes

      Ready to grow tomatoes? Here's where they could fit in your yard or inside your home!


      How To Start Seeds Indoors

      Learn how to start seeds indoors. You'll provide your plants with a head start before they move outdoors for the...


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      Should You Buy or Rent a Tiller for Your Garden?

      Tillers are tremendously useful tools for home gardeners. But tilling is not an everyday task. So is it better to...


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      10 Plants That Need Pruning in the Spring

      Get ready for a new season of growth by pruning plants that will benefit from a spring trim. These are...


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      Everything to Know About Mulch

      Learn more about the different types, colors and ways to use mulch in the garden.


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      When is the Best Time to Start Growing a Garden?

      Planting vegetables in spring is a delicate business. Here, experts explain how to know when to start a garden.