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What Is Henbit and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Although colorful in the spring, henbit becomes a nuisance if allowed to proliferate. Here's how to keep this aggressive weed under control.

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What Are Air Plants and How Do They Grow?

Hardy, soil-less air plants double as home décor. Discover air plant facts, good options to start with, how to care...


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How To Make a DIY BBQ Grill

If you don't feel like hauling the grill, or you just feel like roughing it a little, make this simple...


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How To Get Rid of Dandelions in Your Lawn

The yellow flowering weed is notoriously difficult to eradicate. Read on to learn how to get rid of dandelions in...


Homeowner’s Guide To Next Generation Grills

If your looking to up your grilling game beyond a basic gas or charcoal grill, here are three new evolutions...

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How To Clean and Maintain All Kinds of Patio Furniture

Whether your patio furniture is made of metal, wood or plastic, keep it in top form with these tips for...


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How To Set Up a Tent In 6 Simple Steps

Snap-together poles, sleek designs and built-in fasteners make modern tents quick to assemble.

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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


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10 Azalea Flower Bed Tips and Ideas

Azaleas are the star attraction in many gardens and yards. Learn how to make the most of yours with these...


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How to Till a Garden

Spring planting season is here, and tilling is the first step in preparing your garden. This guide walks you through...

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Tips for Growing and Caring for Hydrangeas

With their big, bold blooms and an appreciation for afternoon shade, hydrangeas are a well-loved showstopper. Here's how to care...


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How to Plant and Grow a Magnolia Tree

Magnolia trees feature spectacular spring flowers, beautiful leaves and are easy to care for. See if one of the 200...


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How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven

An outdoor pizza oven is a major undertaking that results in a beautiful backyard showpiece. Here are the basics of...


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How to Prune Orchids

Showy, delicate orchids need some TLC to stay healthy and blooming. Here's what you need to know about how to...


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How To Plant and Grow a River Birch Tree

The river birch tree supplies excellent summer shade, beautiful foliage spring through fall and a stunning winter display. Here's how...

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How to Prune Azaleas

Azaleas are loved for their splashes of springtime color when in bloom, and they're also easy to care for. Find...


Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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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...


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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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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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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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)....


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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How to Start a Garden

This step-by-step process explains how to start a garden from scratch.


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How to Prune Roses

If you grow roses and want those much-beloved flowers to blossom, you'll need to prune them. Here's how to master...


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How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...


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How to Prune Tomato Plants

Vine-ripened tomatoes are a summer treat. But should you prune your tomato plants? Read on to learn when it's best...


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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...