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    What You Need to Know About Window Bird Feeders

    Even if you don't have a big backyard, you can still enjoy attracting and feeding the birds. We found the best window bird feeders.

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    How to Make a DIY Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

    Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.


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    9 Best Outdoor Camping Kitchens

    Wondering which camp kitchen to buy? We run down the best pop-up camp kitchens that bring the comforts of home...


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    Top Grilling Accessories of a Pro Pit Master

    Eight essential grilling accessories a professional chef and pit master uses when he's grilling at home.


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    6 Best Products for Getting Rid of Lake Weeds Safely

    Tired of slimy weeds and algae taking over your favorite swimming or fishing spot? Learn about six highly effective, fish-friendly...

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    What’s the Difference Between Potting Soil and Potting Mix?

    The two popular garden products are similar, but not the same. Here's when to buy one over the other.


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    7 Safety Tips to Avoid a Grilling Accident

    Avoid costly, dangerous grilling accidents by following these safety tips for before, during and after your backyard barbecue.

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    What Are Wild Violets and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

    These delicate blooming plants can be a challenge to banish from your yard. Here's how to rid your lawn of...


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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...


    19 Crazy Cool Backyard Putting Greens

    Your golf game may not look tour-ready, but you can feel like a pro by stepping out into one of...


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    7 Deck Paint and Stain Color Ideas

    Create the deck of your dreams with these paint and stain color ideas — tried and true, beautiful blue and...

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    What to Know About Frost Lines

    Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...


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    10 Best Plants for Rock Gardens

    These 10 plants work well in rock gardens in just about any climate and can add beauty and interest to...


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    7 Best Garden Rakes for Cleaning Up Around Plants

    Treat your plants and flowers with loving care by using the right garden tools. This collection of rakes includes something...


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    How To Choose the Best Pool Decking Option For Your Backyard

    Make the most of your backyard pool by wrapping it in pool decking. Here are some of the most common...


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    8 Ways To Make Your Cabin Pet Friendly

    Taking pets along to your cabin this summer? Keep them safe by creating an environment that steers them out of...

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    What To Know About Inflatable Hot Tubs

    Get the scoop on inflatable hot tubs — the pros and cons, care and maintenance, and the top models for...


    10 Signs Your Lawn Mower Blade Needs Sharpening

    Notice your lawn looking a little uneven? That could be a sign it's time to sharpen your lawn mower blade.


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    6 Luxury Campers Best for Glamping

    With no detail overlooked and no expense spared, these high-end campers put the glam in glamping.


    10 Dwarf Trees for Your Backyard

    Dwarf trees offer beauty and edible fruit without taking up much yard space. Learn what dwarf trees are and discover...


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    10 Ways to Throw a Greener BBQ This Summer

    Make your picnic or BBQ a greener affair with these ingenious products for an eco-friendly outdoor gathering.


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    10 Perennials That Bloom the Longest

    Tired of perennials that bloom just a few weeks every year? Exchange them for these 10 perennials that bloom for...


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    10 Best Fire Starter Kits

    Take these fire starter kits on your next camping trip to make lighting the campfire a breeze.


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    Homeowner’s Guide To Outdoor Grilling

    It's grill time! Here's a guide to the most popular grill types, plus pro tips for successful grilling.

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    Newcomer’s Guide To RV Camping

    RV camping is a fun and affordable way to explore the great outdoors in comfort. Learn key insights from experienced...


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    Cabin-Buying Tips for City Dwellers

    A rural cabin can be a great escape from city life. But consider these tips before you invest in a...


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    The 8 Best Sleeping Pads and Mattresses for Camping

    After a day of pitching the tent in the woods, hiking or fishing, here are the best camping mattresses for...


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    7 Large Camping Tents To Fit Your Whole Group

    When you’re heading outdoors with the whole family or a bunch of friends, bring one of these large camping tents...


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    What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain

    Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.


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    These 8 Houseplants Are Worth a Lot of Money!

    If you have one or more of these houseplants, you might be sitting on some extra cash, as cuttings and...