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What Regions and Zones are Best for Growing Hostas?

Hostas can grow in a wide range of U.S. regions and zones. Here are the areas where they absolutely thrive.

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If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

There's actually a really good reason for it...


5 Food Storage Tips for Camping Trips

How to keep your food supply safely stored while you're out camping in the wild.


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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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Tips for Deck Repair and Maintenance

Here are our tips to give your deck a face-lift, not a teardown.

10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


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10 Dos and Don’ts of Hydroponic Gardens

Just getting started with a hydroponic garden? Here are some basic rules of thumb to keep your system working properly...


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.


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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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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...


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


13 Rules of Etiquette All Good Neighbors Need to Follow

Because civilization is built on neighbors being civilized to each other.


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14 Things Your Neighbors Will Never Tell You

Even if you consider your neighbors your friends, there are some things they will simply never tell you. These 14...


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

30 Tips for the Perfect Labor Day BBQ

Gather everyone around for one more cookout of the summer this Labor Day, and keep these tips in mind to...


19 Outdoor DIY Projects to Help You Find Some Fresh Air

Get your car, lawn, home and yard in ship-shape with these outdoor DIY projects.


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7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Pests be gone! Discover seven smart ways to keep bees, wasps and ants away from your hummingbird feeders.


Your Home for All Things Outdoors

Your destination for tips, hacks and DIY inspiration for all things camping and grilling.


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Lawn-Cutting Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Grass Damage

There are definite do's and don'ts when it comes to how to cut grass. Follow these 10 expert mowing tips...


The Most Insane Pest Control Ideas

Some of these wacky pest control ideas may not work for you, but others swear by them. If you have...


10 Tips for Growing Plants From Seed

You can hit the ground running in the spring with these tips.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

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20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


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50 Small Fall Home Projects to Do Over the Weekend

Knock out these must-do fall home projects in just a couple of days and enjoy care-free living all winter long.


17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...


12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...