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    Create a Dream Cottage Garden With These 12 Flowers

    A good cottage garden has a loose, informal look with something always in bloom, thanks to planning on the part of the gardener.

    Yeti’s New Stackable Cups Are the Perfect Camp Coffee Accessory

    Whether for your mobile camp coffee bar or your kitchen at home, these barista-friendly cups are just the right size.


    How To Build a Planter Box for Your Deck Railing

    Add a little greenery to your outdoor refuge with this easy-to-build planter box that sits on the railing.


    10 New Award-Winning Vegetables for 2024

    Sometimes, newer really is better. Meet some recent All-America Selections winners that are a distinct improvement over previous vegetable varieties.


    I Live in a Van, and I Swear By the Jackery Generator

    Outdoor enthusiasts will love this 500-watt portable power station that extends the life of their appliances on short trips.

    I Tried the Halo Pizza Oven, and It Made Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

    A native New Yorker put the Halo Pizza Oven to the test to see if it could give him a...


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    10 Award-Winning New Flowers to Plant in 2024

    These bright and beautiful annual flowers will make phenomenal additions to your home or garden. Learn all about them.

    We Tried the Rocky Talkie Mountain Radio and Our Praise Is Loud and Clear

    Along 4,000 miles of roads, atop snowy mountain peaks and through a home renovation, we put our Rocky Talkies to...


    Stihl Enters the Electric Mower Market with the RMA 510 V—We Tried It

    I finally got my hands on the new Stihl RMA 510 V electric mower and put it through the testing...


    The Best Hiking Gear, According to a Hiking Enthusiast and Coach

    I hike several times a week, and I'm sharing the best hiking gear in my closet.


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    10 Poisonous Plants You Might Have Around Your Home and Yard

    From sago palms to milkweed, there are toxic plants all around us. But they're not all monsters. Here's how to...

    I Tried the Greenworks Cordless Snow Blower and It Made a Winter Chore Enjoyable

    I put the Greenworks 16-inch snow blower through a litany of tests and was left in awe of this small...


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    Why Does Dog Pee Burn the Grass?

    Those annoying brown spots in the lawn are natural, but also preventable. Here's what's causing them and how to stop...


    I’m an Avid Hiker, and I Wear the Altra Lone Peak Hikers for Almost Every Trail

    The Altra Lone Peak Hiker mid hiking boots quickly became my go-to kicks for hikes of almost every type, length...


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    How To Build a Birdhouse

    Get rid of that pile of wood scraps by making this distinctive DIY birdhouse.


    We Tried the All-New 2024 Toro TimeCutter SS4225 Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

    The Toro TimeCutter SS4225 is the revamped version of the classic zero-turn lawn mower. We tested it for ourselves.

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    Your Plant Hardiness Zones Might Have Shifted

    Half the country is now in a new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone. Here's how that might change what to plant...


    We Tested the 7 Best Hand Warmers for Cold Weather

    Gloves alone aren't always going to cut it, so grab one of the best hand warmers to stay cozy during...


    I Live in a Van Full Time, and I Use the Yeti Loadout GoBox Every Day

    This nearly indestructible storage box is a staple in my life as a full-time traveler. Here's how I put the...


    How To Make a Birdbath

    Create this leaf-shaped birdbath in a few hours with common tools and materials.


    5 Best Portable Toilets of 2024, Tested by an Outdoorsman

    Wondering how you'll do your business on an upcoming camping or road trip? We tested the best portable toilets to...


    How To Build a Ramp for a Shed

    Create an easier way into your shed.


    Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chainsaw Review: A Powerful Saw Capable of Nearly Any Task

    With hundreds of trees on my property, I'm constantly managing growth, clearing dead trees and removing invasive species. I tested...


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    Why Planting Grass Seed in the Winter Works

    Grass seed needs the right conditions to germinate and grow. Find out how planting right before winter leads to a...


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    How To Tell if a Plant Is Dead or Dormant

    Trees, bushes and houseplants often look dead when they're really just dormant. Here's how to tell if it's time to...

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    Should You Water Your Trees During Winter?

    Your trees might need a winter boost of hydration to stay healthy. Here's how to know when to water them...


    Like No Other: Polaris’ New, Extreme Duty RANGER XD 1500

    Farmers, ranchers and homeowners with large acreage have something in common:...


    5 Best Outdoor Fireplace Kits, According to a Contractor

    An outdoor fireplace kit brings an ambiance of warmth and comfort to your backyard.


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    Is It OK To Feed Birds?

    We have a love affair with bird feeders, yet feeding wildlife is harmful. Are our backyard food stations helping or...


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    Can You Put a Hot Tub on a Deck?

    Decide if your deck is the right spot for a new hot tub with help from industry experts.


    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...