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    The Best Deer Fencing to Protect Your Garden

    Want to keep deer out of your yard and garden? Build a fence. Here are some of the best deer...


    10 Tips for Planting Bulbs

    Learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so you're sure to enjoy their colorful blooms in the spring. We'll...


    7 Popular Vinyl Fence Colors

    Frame your home and increase your curb appeal with these popular vinyl fence colors.


    Homeowner’s Guide To Irrigation Systems

    You can irrigate your lawn or garden with an automated sprinkler or drip system. Sprinklers irrigate more widely, but they...


    Should You Prune Hydrangeas In the Fall?

    It's fall and you're cleaning up your garden. What happens if you don't prune your hydrangeas? Let's find out.


    The Benefits of Using Crushed Seashells in Your Soil

    Are crushed seashells the answer for improving your garden soil? Under the right conditions, they might be just what you...


    How To Stripe a Lawn, According to a Stadium Groundskeeper

    Stripe a lawn like a pro. Create your own field of dreams and make a big-league impression with these professional...


    Should You Use Expanding Foam for Setting Fence Posts?

    Expanding foam for setting fence posts is a recent innovation. We asked two experts how it compares to concrete for...

    How To Conserve Your Pool Water This Summer

    Reduce swimming pool water loss with these pro tips, good in the summer and year-round.


    Wide-Open Spaces

    Whip your acreage into shape with professional-quality machines from Kubota


    How To Build an A-Frame Swing for Kids

    Want to inspire some old-fashioned outdoor play? Learn how to build this simple backyard swing and frame.


    10 Best Pruning Shears for Easier Gardening

    Once you get your hands on one of these pruners, you'll never look back.


    9 DIY Indoor Greenhouses

    No outdoor space for growing plants? No problem! Create the perfect environment inside your home with these DIY indoor greenhouse...


    Four Best Greenhouse Plastics

    Greenhouses covered with glass can be beautiful. But for the DIY gardener, greenhouse plastic is a more practical option.


    How Do You Get the Smoke Smell Out of Clothes?

    Try these tips and no one will ever know you just spent the weekend in the woods.


    Construction Summer Camps Introduce Girls To The Trades

    Learning how to use tools empowers girls and sets them up for career success.


    Guide To Solar Greenhouse Heaters

    Think of solar greenhouse heaters as a way to supplement existing heating systems. They're out there, but some assembly may...

    Tips for Staining a Fence

    If your to-do list includes giving that old fence a fresh new look, these tips for staining a fence will...


    If You Find a Spotted Lanternfly in Your Yard, This Is What to Do

    The spotted lanternfly is invasive and it's taking over in the U.S. Here's how to get rid of this pest...


    Make The Most Of Your Backyard And Enjoy The Outdoors With Polaris

    There are few things better than hanging out in your own backyard — especially when it’s in tip top shape....


    Can You Really Use Ladybugs To Get Aphids Off Your Plants?

    We love ladybugs for a good reason. They eat those nasty aphids that are sucking the life out of our...


    10 Shrubs That Add Seasonal Color To Your Garden

    For persistent color in your landscape every year, plant dynamic colorful shrubs that bring interest with their fabulous foliage and...


    How To Choose the Best Greenhouse Materials

    Considering buying a greenhouse kit or building one from scratch? Expert Shelby DeVore has some advice to help you choose...

    Here’s a Simple Hack to Stop Invasive Plants from Taking Over Your Garden

    Keep spreading plants from choking out the rest of your garden.


    Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

    We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...


    How To Grow an Avocado Tree

    Yes, you can grow your own avocados, if you have patience and the right climate. Or just grow one from...


    Signs You Have Moles in Your Yard

    Mole tunnels have rooms, including kitchens for storing earthworms to eat later. Learn the signs of moles in your yard.


    Help Vines Grow Upward With This Viral TikTok Hack

    This simple houseplant TikTok hack is blowing up the internet. Does it actually work? I tried it out on my...


    8 Popular Wood Fence Styles

    Choose the wood fence style that best matches your needs, whether you want traditional pickets or natural, rustic charm.