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    We Tested the Husqvarna TS 242XD, and This Riding Lawn Mower Offers Speed, Power and Fun

    We know Husqvarna makes some of the best lawn care equipment, but does that include riding mowers? Our Husqvarna TS 242XD review tells you everything you need to know.

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    What To Know About Prepping Your Greenhouse for the Winter

    If you own a greenhouse, take some steps to winterize it to avoid problems during colder weather.

    The 7 Best Camping Storage Boxes for All Your Gear, Tested by an Avid Camper

    We put camping storage boxes from the best brands to the test to find out which ones are worth your...

    Solo Stove’s New Mesa Heat Deflector Increases Your Fire Pit’s Heating Radius

    Solo Stove’s all-new Mesa heat deflector keeps everyone warm around the outdoor table. Best of all? It takes...

    Our Turf Expert Put a John Deere Lawn Tractor to the Test

    I'm a turf professional, and I've sold a lot of heavy-duty commercial turf equipment over the years—so I know a...

    How To Wash a Sleeping Bag in a Washing Machine

    Think you can't wash a sleeping bag at home? Think again.

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    How To Read Plant Tags

    Plant tags are vital for helping you choose your green friends wisely, but they also have pitfalls. Here's what to...

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    If You Want to Support Your Local Wildlife, Plant This

    The humble milkweed feeds dozens of animals and insects, enriching your local ecosystem.

    I Tried the Solo Stove Chair, and It’s Now My Favorite Seat Around the Fire Pit

    Our favorite fire pit brand now makes an Adirondack chair, and we tested it to see if the...

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    How to Overwinter Finicky Tropical Plants

    That Venus fly trap isn't doomed, we promise!

    I’m an Avid Camper, and the REI Kingdom Cot Provides a Luxurious Sleep Situation

    The REI Kingdom Cot is the plushest, roomiest camp cot I've slept on. It's not a keeper for me, but...

    10 Tips for Entertaining Outdoors In the Winter

    Cold and snow don't mean the party has to move indoors. Here's how to make your patio and yard a...

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    Guide To Growing and Forcing Hyacinth Bulbs

    Hyacinths are easy to grow in a garden and they're also one of the easiest flowers to force into bloom...

    This Ancient Garden Watering System Is Still the Best

    For 4,000 years, gardeners in arid regions have used clay pots to water their plants. You can also use this...

    Guide To Growing Snowdrop Flowers

    Plant snowdrop flower bulbs in fall and enjoy their first flowers in late winter.

    Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Up Honey Bee Hives

    Honey bees are a worthy hobby for some. But if conservation is your goal, you're buzzing around the wrong hive.

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    How To Enjoy Campfires and Bonfires Safely

    How to avoid toxic fumes, burning down the forest and other campfire safety tips for enjoying stress-free outdoor fires.

    Review: I Tried the Solo Stove Patio Heater, and Here’s How It Went

    The Solo Stove Patio Heater is back in stock, and we tried it to let you know how it works...

    How To Use a PTO Wood Chipper

    Got some unwanted trees and brush you need gone fast? A PTO wood chipper is the ultimate solution.

    If You’re Hosting a Halloween Party, You Need This Fire Pit Skull ASAP

    If you’re hosting a Halloween party or just like spooky decor in general, this fireproof skull is the perfect addition...

    Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Christmas Tree Farm? Here’s What to Know

    Want to keep the holiday spirit alive by growing Christmas trees? It's tough work, and it will be many years...

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    Is It Safe to Hang Christmas Lights On Palm Trees?

    People often hang Christmas lights from palm trees, but whether it's safe depends on several factors. Here's some advice from...

    How To Hang a Hammock for Maximum Relaxation

    Safely relax during your suspended siesta, without worry of damaging trees and structures.

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    What Is Lasagna Gardening?

    I built my garden beds without digging or tilling any soil — and without any noodles, either. Here's what lasagna...

    How To Build a DIY Patio Table

    Looking to enhance your deck or patio? This low-maintenance DIY patio table is a great place to begin.

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    Skoolies: What to Know About Living Out of Converted Buses

    A skoolie can grant you boundless freedom, or become a really expensive lawn ornament. If you're thinking about getting one,...

    Guide To Growing Autumn Crocuses and Colchicums

    Although they look like spring flowers, I'm delighted to see the flowers of colchicums and autumn crocuses blooming in my...

    Plant Crocuses in Your Lawn in Fall for Spring Flowers

    I love my lawn in late winter when the crocuses I've planted begin to bloom. I love seeing them, and...

    I Tried the Handy Brush Grubber and Pulling Brush and Shrubs Has Never Been Easier

    Every homeowner gets unwanted saplings and brush that magically sprout in their landscape. The Handy Brush Grubber helps...

    What Is the Lasagna Planting Method?

    Planting spring flowering bulbs in the garden in layers, a process called lasagna planting, provides a continuous spring flower display.

    How To Hang a Porch Swing

    Want to swing your afternoon away in the warm breeze? Here's how to set up your porch swing in no...