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    10 Perennials You Should Divide in the Fall

    Get more plants for less by dividing perennials at the right time.

    Can Soil Go Bad?

    White, fuzzy growths can appear at the base of your plant seemingly overnight. Salvage your houseplant and prevent moldy soil...

    11 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting

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

    10 Perennials You Should Cut Back Every Fall (And 5 to Let Be)

    Winterizing your garden includes trimming back some perennials and leaving others until spring. Our experts tell you what to do...

    How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot

    Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts.

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    Indoor Herb Garden Ideas and Inspiration

    Get inspired to keep fresh herbs always within reach with these beautiful and creative indoor herb garden ideas!

    Color-Changing Pinecones Make Fireplaces Magical

    Turn up the heat this holiday season with color-changing pinecones. Add them to any fireplace or fire pit...

    The Best Infrared Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty All Winter Long

    These infrared space heaters are well-suited for indoor and outdoor use. They also start to work right away—no warm-up time...

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    How To Clean an Outdoor Fire Pit

    Clean your fire pit? It's a good idea, and you probably have most of the needed items on hand. Here's...

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    Should Price Be the Determining Factor When You Buy Plants?

    Many factors go into the price of plants. Let's see which ones are worth splurging for and which you can...

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    What Is a Plant Hardiness Zone and How Do I Find Mine?

    Learning your Plant Hardiness Zone will help you choose plants that will grow well in your garden and avoid those...

    The 6 Best Pet-Safe Ice Melts to Use This Winter

    Protect your furry friends this winter! Our resident pet expert shared the best pet-safe ice melt products.

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    How To Winterize a Hot Tub

    If you must put the lid on your hot tub for the winter, follow these steps for winterizing it the...

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    The Right Way To Prepare Pellet Grills and Smokers for the Winter

    One winter my pellet grill was taken over by mold. Don't let this happen to you. Here's how to prep...

    How and Why To Keep a Garden Journal

    Just like gardens, garden journals come in all shapes and sizes. Once you start one, you'll love having a record...

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    How To Grade a Yard for Proper Drainage

    The land around every house should be graded to protect the foundation from water damage. Here's how to grade a...

    How To Winterize Rose Bushes

    Do all roses need to be winterized? Thankfully no, but a few types of roses may require some protection to...

    Can I Trim Bare Trees in the Winter?

    Many people are surprised to learn winter is a good time to prune bare trees — weather permitting, of course.

    Is Your Gas Grill Ready for Winter?

    If you want your grill to work in the spring, it's important to get it ready for winter.

    How to Keep Mums Alive Longer With a Simple Hack

    You might think mums are only a fall flower, but you're mistaken. Discover how to keep mums alive longer through...

    12 Gardening Tasks for the Off-Season

    Even if your winter weather is frightful, there's still a lot of gardening you can do, inside and outside.

    How To Drain a Pool

    If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...

    How To Restore a Hardwood Deck

    It's possible to restore a deck and preserve the rich color tones of the hardwood. Here's how to do it!

    How To Clean a Pool Filter Cartridge

    Be sure to clean your pool filter cartridge system as part of your pool winterization process. It's easy if you...

    How To Winterize a Pressure Washer

    Own a pressure washer that needs to be put to bed for winter? Follow this detailed guide on how to...

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    Now’s the Time to Shop Black Friday Patio Furniture Sales

    Is it too cold to shop for patio furniture? Never! These Black Friday patio furniture sales prove that off-season savings...

    How To Drain Gas From a Lawn Mower

    When a lawn mower needs to be winterized, draining the gas is an important step. This detailed guide shows you...

    How To Shock a Pool

    A little shock therapy is just what your pool needs to stay clean and sanitized for the winter. Here's all...

    Pro Tips For Estimating How Many Plants You Need

    Estimating how many plants you'll need for your containers and garden beds isn't an exact science, but you'll come close...

    How To Grow Microgreens Indoors

    Microgreens add nutrition and freshness to any meal, and they are easy and quick to grow without a lot of...

    14 Best Christmas Plants and Flowers for the Holiday Season

    Decorating with Christmas plants and flowers is a great holiday tradition to start or continue in your home.