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      When and Where to Rent a Lawn Aerator

      Renting an aerator is a great way to ensure a healthier lawn. Here's a guide for picking the lawn aerator...


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      7 Best Lawn Fertilizers for Spring

      Your grass is coming out of a long winter slumber and may need a pick-me-up. Here are the best spring...


      10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

      Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


      Create a Backyard Oasis

      With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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      12 Herbs You Should Plant in Early Spring

      Get more out of your garden by introducing herbs. They're not only attractive and useful, but they're also generally undemanding...


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      7 Best Organic Fertilizers for Your Lawn

      Organic fertilizer helps you attain a lush lawn and healthy soil without using harsh chemicals. Plus, it's safe for kids...


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      Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

      Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


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      8 Best Reviewed Grill Cleaning Products on Amazon

      Amazon reviewers agree: These top-rated grill-cleaning tools do the best job at keep your grill spotless.

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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...


      The Overstock Spring Black Friday Sale Is Here

      Black Friday is early this year. Get your hands on the newest spring trends for your home with this major...


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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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      Things I Wish I Knew Before I Took My First RV Trip

      A pandemic vacation story: My family decided to try a trip in an RV. I wish I'd read this story...


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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.


      The Home Depot Spring Sale 2021 Is Here

      Bring on spring savings with The Home Depot's sale!


      10 Things to Consider Before Building a Second Home or Cabin

      Maybe you've dreamed of owning a vacation home or weekend retreat. Before you build or buy, ask yourself these questions...

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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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      Guide to Choosing the Best Dock for Your Cabin

      Considering a dock for your lakeshore property? If so, you'll discover there are many types of docks to choose from....


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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...


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      7 Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Cabin

      Use these savvy strategies to keep unwanted critters from invading your log cabin, summer home or cottage this vacation season.


      How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

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