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      When To Stop Watering the Lawn in Fall

      Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.

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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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      10 Amazing Front Yard Fence Ideas

      Refresh your curb appeal with these stunning front yard fence ideas from Instagram!


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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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      Fence Paint: 10 of the Best Color Ideas

      If your faded fence is ready for a makeover, get your paint brush ready and check out these stunning paint...

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      When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

      The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


      Tole Painting a Birdhouse Brings Garden Charm

      Tole painting a birdhouse will ad charm to your garden. Learn how with these step-by-step instructions.

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      8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Hummingbird Nectar

      To attract Mother Nature's version of the hovercraft and keep them coming back, avoid these common mistakes with hummingbird nectar...


      The Most Insane Pest Control Ideas

      Some of these wacky pest control ideas may not work for you, but others swear by them. If you have...


      10 Tips for Growing Plants From Seed

      You can hit the ground running in the spring with these tips.


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      Top 10 Travel Hotspots to See Hummingbirds

      Pack your bags—and don’t forget your binoculars! If it’s hummingbirds you’re after, you’ll want to head to these must-see hot...

      10 Bee Friendly Plants to Have in Your Yard

      Even if you aren't a beekeeper, there are still plenty of reasons to encourage bees to inhabit your garden or...


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      10 Outdoor Wall Art Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

      From wall planters to large metal sun+moon signs, these outdoor wall art ideas will have you spending more time outside.


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


      11 Essential Garage Storage Products We’re Buying on Amazon This Month

      It's time to get organized! From systems for storing garden tools and sporting equipment, to organizers for power tools and...


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      11 Best Outdoor Décor Ideas for Adding Curb Appeal

      These outdoor decorations range in price and ease so that you can find the perfect addition to your front yard.

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      Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

      Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


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      11 Flower Boxes That Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

      Beautify your front yard with flower boxes. These picks fit below windows, along walkways and more.


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      7 Best Portable Gas Grills on the Market

      Whether you want a grill for the neighborhood park, a campsite or stadium parking lot, find your new portable gas...


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      15 Best Lawn Care Products for 2020

      Get your yard looking great with help from these top-rated lawn care products.


      20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

      There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


      10 Best Plants for Container Gardening

      Container gardening continues to be hot. Homeowners like that containers are easy to plant and maintain. They also like that...


      11 Awesome Greenhouse Ideas for Spring

      Ah, spring! If you're getting excited about planting season, here are 11 awesome greenhouse ideas to suit every backyard and...


      Should You Consider Hydroseeding for Your Lawn?

      If your lawn needs a little love—whether you have bare spots or are starting a lawn from scratch—you have options....

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      Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

      Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


      50 DIY Treehouses Made From Reclaimed Materials

      DIY treehouses have been a staple of childhood backyards for decades—and now they're becoming popular getaways for adults, too. Be...


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      50 Small Fall Home Projects to Do Over the Weekend

      Knock out these must-do fall home projects in just a couple of days and enjoy care-free living all winter long.


      17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

      Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...


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      12 Types of Grass and Garden Weeds (and How to Remove Them)

      Grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn...


      11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

      An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....