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Discover the Truth About Common Hummingbird Myths

Should you add red dye to hummingbird feeders? Find out as we separate hummingbird myths from hummingbird facts.

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Plant Propagation: How to Multiply Your Plants for Free

Save money and get more plants for free! Follow these plant propagation steps and learn how to make plant cuttings.


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Turn Your Fall Leaves into Free Mulch and Compost

Use fall leaves to improve soil, make free mulch and expand your garden beds.


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Tips to Welcome Your Houseplants Back Inside for the Winter

Once the days grow shorter and nighttime temps dip toward 50 degrees F, it's time to bring the houseplants back...


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What Plants Should Gardeners Water Before Winter?

Protect your perennials, trees and shrubs from winter damage and dehydration with these expert gardening tips.

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How to Find the First and Last Frost Dates

Frost Dates are the bookends for your vegetable garden and annual flowerbeds. Mark the dates on your calendar, then plan...


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How to Divide Perennials

Our step-by-step instructions teach you how to divide perennials to give them new life in the garden.

14 Tips For Bringing Plants Inside and Caring for Them Through Winter

Even indoor plants can sometimes have a tough time surviving the winter. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to...


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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend winterizing your yard.


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5-Minute Garden Chores for Fall

Before the snow flies, spend a few minutes on these garden chores to be sure your yard is ready for...


50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.

8 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden

No one likes bugs. Well, unless you're an entomologist. But not all bugs are created equal, especially when it comes...


Never Include These 6 Flowering Plants in Your Garden

If you're planning a flower garden, don't be fooled into planting these 6 beautiful but troublesome species of flowers.


10 Natural Ways to Eliminate Garden Insect Pests

Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs,...


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How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers.


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How to Grow Hops

Growing hops rewards homebrewers and gardeners. Use these tips for buying, planting and nurturing this fast-growing vine.

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Maximize Growing Space with a Vertical Veggie Garden

Use a trellis, netting, A-frames or an arbor to create a vertical garden that maximizes space and adds to your...


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Gardening Tips for Brown Thumbs

So you think you can't grow anything? Here are 10 common excuses — and how to turn them into successes.


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How to Grow and Care for Hostas

Shade-loving hostas add lushness, color and volume to your garden. Follow these tips for getting the most out of landscaping...


Top Tips for Arranging Indoor Plants

Once you know how to arrange indoor plants, you'll see how they can bring life and joy to every room...


How to Save a Houseplant on the Brink

Rescue your indoor plants from these common ailments and go for a new lease on life. Use these tips to...


How to Care For Christmas Flowers

Give gifts that keep on giving this year. Here's how to care for the most popular Christmas flowers.


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31 Cheapskate Handy Hints For the Outdoors

Save those milk jugs, soda cans, pool noodles and other things around your house you thought were useless. Think again!...


The Best Garden and Lawn Edging Ideas & Tips

Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance garden and lawn edging ideas to inspire.

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How to Find the Best Farmer’s Market Flowers for Your Home

Fresh farmer's market flowers are hard to resist. Here are tips for picking and caring for farmer's market flowers.


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...


How to Prep Soil for a Vegetable Garden

A good garden starts with a good soil—and there's no better example than a vegetable garden. Now that you've got...


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30 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Add to Your Checklist

Start thinking of spring cleaning as the calendar turns a page. Develop a plan with these tips on what to...


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Why do Hummingbirds Sometimes Hang Upside Down?

Get the answer to this and other interesting backyard questions from our bird and garden experts.


Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Gardening Tips

Yard maintenance: Our experts weigh in with their best tips ever about how to get a healthy and beautiful lawn...