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      10 Azalea Flower Bed Tips and Ideas

      Azaleas are the star attraction in many gardens and yards. Learn how to make the most of yours with these...


      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.


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      What to Know About Hydroponic Gardens

      With impressive yields and efficient use of space, hydroponics may be the future of horticulture. Here's an overview of at-home...


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      Best Garden Lights of 2021

      Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


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      8 Dock Installation Tips

      Have some waterside property that could use a dock? Follow these tips to help streamline floating, crib, pile, pipe and...


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      How to Identify and Get Rid of Aphids on Outdoor Plants

      Fast-multiplying aphids spell nothing but trouble for your home garden. Here are our tips for identifying and ridding your plants...


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      Everything to Know About Sowing Seeds

      Starting plants from seed is easy when you follow a few simple rules. Here's what you need to know about...


      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 Deck Repair and Maintenance

      Here are our tips to give your deck a face-lift, not a teardown.


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      How to Till a Garden

      Spring planting season is here, and tilling is the first step in preparing your garden. This guide walks you through...


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      What Are Lawn Grubs and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

      A few grub worms are no problem. A lot of grubs spell trouble for your yard. Learn how to spot,...


      10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

      Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


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      Wood Deck vs Composite Deck: Which One Is Right for You?

      Need help choosing deck boards? We've got you covered.


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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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      8 Splurge-Worthy Outdoor Kitchen Appliances: Grills and More

      Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen? Check out these appliance options.


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      10 Dos and Don’ts of Hydroponic Gardens

      Just getting started with a hydroponic garden? Here are some basic rules of thumb to keep your system working properly...

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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...


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      8 Best Fertilizers for Your Garden

      Keep your flowers blooming, your plants green and lush, and your fruit and vegetable harvest plentiful with these best fertilizers...


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      13 Best Patio and Deck Cleaners

      To get your deck or patio ready for summer, give it a good scrub-down. Using the right patio or deck...


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      10 Lawn Pests That Can Cause Problems

      Spring brings showers, flowers and — unfortunately — many lawn pests. Here's a collection of the most common invaders you...


      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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      Homeowner’s Guide to Planting and Growing Perennials

      You don't need to be an expert green thumb to grow perennials. Find success with these tips and enjoy a...


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      How to Get Your Cabin Ready for the Season

      Ready to kick back and relax at your family's summer cabin? Make sure your cabin is ready for you with...


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      How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven

      An outdoor pizza oven is a major undertaking that results in a beautiful backyard showpiece. Here are the basics of...


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      How to Prune Orchids

      Showy, delicate orchids need some TLC to stay healthy and blooming. Here's what you need to know about how to...


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      Vermicomposting: A Beginner’s Guide

      Try composting with worms to create a vermicompost superfood for your garden!