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    Protect Your Plants from Frost During a Cold Snap

    Don't leave your plants out in the cold by leaving them unprotected as frost approaches.


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    7 Ways to Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall

    Learn the best ways to prep your lawn for fall.


    10 Things You Can Do With a Pile of Leaves

    From composting to mulching to decorating your home, or just having some backyard fun, you can do a lot with...


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    Landscaping With Windbreaks Can Save Energy AND Money

    This is how your trees and shrubs outside can keep your house warmer inside.


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    Above-Ground vs. In-Ground Pools

    Ready to say 'yes' to a pool? From costs, convenience, longevity and maintenance, learn the differences between an above ground...


    50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

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


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    Stuff We Love: Deck Products

    If you're thinking about a new deck or re-decking your existing one, use these proven products that were tested and...


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    Deals We Love: Exterior Security

    Shorter days and longer nights mean outdoor lighting is a hot commodity right now.

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    What to Know About Home Saunas

    Considering adding a home sauna? Here's what you need to know about cost, installation and maintenance.


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    Health Benefits of a Hot Tub

    Hot tubs can help you feel good as well as improve your health in several important ways.


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    20 Projects to Always Do In Fall

    Prevent future headaches by doing these projects in the fall, before it gets too cold.


    11 Things You Should NOT Do With Your Fallen Leaves

    If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, harm the environment or create a health risk, avoid these bad practices...


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    Deals We Love: Lawn Care and Pest Control Subscriptions

    These home maintenance subscriptions take the guesswork out of lawn care and pest control.


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    The 3 Main Types of In-Ground Pools

    You've decided to install an in-ground pool. Now it's time to decide between the three main types of in-ground pools:...


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    What to Know About Lap Pools

    If you don't have room for a classic rectangular pool, or your primary reason for an in-ground pool is to...


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    Hot Tub Safety Tips for the Whole Family

    Here's how to keep adults, kids and pets safe in and around a hot tub.

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    What to Know About Plunge Pools

    For a small backyard or budget, or if you just want to cool off, a plunge pool may be the...


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    What to Know About Spool Pools

    If you're torn between a pool and a spa or have a small budget or backyard, consider a spool pool...


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    Will a Hot Tub Increase My Home’s Value?

    Relaxing in a hot tub may appeal to you, but not to all the potential buyers who look at your...


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    How Much Does a Hot Tub Actually Cost?

    Here's a breakdown of what it costs to buy, run and maintain an above-ground hot tub.


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    How to Get Rid of an Old Hot Tub

    Once you decide to remove your hot tub, you need to know your options. Check out these ideas for trashing,...

    My Neighbor’s Tree Has Grown into My Yard — What Now?

    Experts are often asked, "What should I do when my neighbor's tree has grown into my yard?" Learn how to...


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    11 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting

    Some are garden thugs, others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


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    What To Know About Turf Grass

    What's the common denominator in nearly every yard? Turf grass. Find out what's so special about this ubiquitous landscape plant.


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    Therapeutic vs. Recreational Hot Tub: What’s the Difference?

    Learn the key differences between recreational and therapeutic hot tubs and how to know which one is right for you.


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    Best Hot Tubs for Your Backyard

    We rounded up eight of the best hot tubs for every taste and budget.


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    8 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Hot Tub

    Don't buy a hot tub without getting answers to these all-important questions.