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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 you've gotten rid of it.

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8 Best Pruning Tools for Your Garden and Yard

Pruning is important for keeping gardens and landscapes looking their best. But to do it right, you need good pruning...


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What Is Quackgrass and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Controlling and getting rid of quackgrass takes persistence, but it can be done. Here's how to kill the invasive perennial...


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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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How To Get Rid of Creeping Charlie

Brought to North America as an ornamental plant, creeping Charlie is now a rampant lawn weed that can quickly overrun...

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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...


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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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What To Know About Soil Testing

If you and your family grow vegetables in your garden, it's important for you to test your soil to know...


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New Homeowner’s Guide to Pruning Your Garden

Spring pruning is like spring cleaning: A little effort now pays big dividends when you're done. Here's what to know...


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How to Prune Hydrangeas

How to prune hydrangeas depends on what type of hydrangea you have. A gardening expert shares the right way to...

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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6 Herbs for Hummingbirds

Nectar from flowers isn't the only thing that hummingbirds are attracted to. Here are some herbs that hummingbirds like to...


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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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What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth can be used for everything from deodorizers to tick and flea powder. Its loyal fans find many more...

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Tips for Planting, Growing and Caring for Peonies

With a rainbow of colors and sturdier plants, new peonies aren't your grandmother's peonies (but you can find those, too)....


Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.


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5 Ways to Grow Tomatoes

Ready to grow tomatoes? Here's where they could fit in your yard or inside your home!


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...


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Should You Buy or Rent a Tiller for Your Garden?

Tillers are tremendously useful tools for home gardeners. But tilling is not an everyday task. So is it better to...


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10 Plants That Need Pruning in the Spring

Get ready for a new season of growth by pruning plants that will benefit from a spring trim. These are...


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Everything to Know About Mulch

Learn more about the different types, colors and ways to use mulch in the garden.


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When is the Best Time to Start Growing a Garden?

Planting vegetables in spring is a delicate business. Here, experts explain how to know when to start a garden.

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10 Best Ground Cover Plants

These hardworking landscape plants make gorgeous ground covers, whether you want to fill in gaps or replace turf grass completely.


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How to Start a Garden

This step-by-step process explains how to start a garden from scratch.


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How to Prune Roses

If you grow roses and want those much-beloved flowers to blossom, you'll need to prune them. Here's how to master...


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How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...


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10 Bad Gardening Habits You Should Drop

Just because others are doing it, doesn't mean it's right. It's high time to ditch these common gardening mistakes.


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How to Prune Tomato Plants

Vine-ripened tomatoes are a summer treat. But should you prune your tomato plants? Read on to learn when it's best...