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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 10 amazing varieties to consider.

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Hillside Landscaping Ideas for a Sloped Yard

Take advantage of a steep or hilly yard with these gorgeous landscaping ideas.


Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.


Best Tick Repellents For Your Yard

Worried about ticks? Don't be! Here are the best ways to get those tiny intrusive pests out of your yard.


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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...


How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.

The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


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Ideas for Landscaping With Potted Plants

Potted plants add interest, color and height to your outdoor space. Check out these chic Instagramable ideas for landscaping with...


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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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What Is Purslane Weed and How Do I Get Rid of It?

The "comeback kid" of lawn weeds, purslane weed frustrates with its wily ability to bounce back just when you think...

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9 Tips for Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable landscaping provides a haven not only for you, but everything from pollinators to songbirds.


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10 Small Plants for Landscaping

Looking for the best small plants for landscaping? Here are some ideas that will have your yard looking good from...


NALP Launches Climate Change Campaign for National Lawn Care Month

Taking care of the environment starts with taking care of your lawn.


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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...


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10 Tall Outdoor Plants for Landscaping

Mixing plants of varying sizes and textures is an easy way to add visual interest to any yard.

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Landscape Design: Easy Ways To Improve Curb Appeal

From planting bushes to choosing colors, these landscaping tips will improve the look of your yard.


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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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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How To Prune Crepe Myrtle

Fast-growing crepe myrtle is a garden show-off, with bright flowers all summer long. Find out how to prune crepe myrtle...


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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...


10 Earth Friendly Lawn Care Products to Buy

Grow and maintain a beautiful lawn without harming humans, pets or the environment.

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Before You Buy a Lawn Tractor: 6 Questions to Answer

Here’s the info you need to choose the best lawn tractor model for your yard and budget.


The Best Features to Look for When Buying a Lawn Tractor

Lawn tractors come in a wide price range. Even the lowest-priced models can cut your mowing time in half compared...


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10 Flower Border Ideas and Designs

These playful colors, sophisticated greens and pleasing textures make gorgeous designs with eye-catching flower borders.


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.



10 Unusual Landscape Borders

Draw interest in your garden with these unique landscaping borders. Many are repurposed materials, which means money savings, too!