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    If You See Metal Wrapped Around a Tree, This Is What It Means

    Those metal bands, also known as baffles, strapped around trees are not holding the tree together, but they do have a purpose!

    20 Smart Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

    These clever curb appeal ideas will beautify your home, whether you're ready to put the house on the market or...

    6 Plants That Attract Dragonflies

    Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them great additions to your garden.

    16 Succulent Pots Our Stylists Love

    Show off that aloe and agave! These succulent pots and planters chosen by our very own stylists dress up your...

    What You Need to Know About the White Stuff on Your Mulch

    Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.

    How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

    Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...

    6 Ways You Can Help Save the Bees

    Help the declining pollinator population and become a bee champion.

    If Your Grass is Turning White, This is What it Means

    If it looks like someone sprinkled flour or baby powder over your grass, chances are good that your lawn has...

    How to Read a Seed Packet or Plant Tag to Help Your Garden Grow

    Beyond the pretty photo, do you know what all that plant information really means? Learn how to read a seed...

    Here’s What Makes Cucumbers Bitter—and How to Fix It

    Here's the science behind that bitter cucumber taste.

    What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

    Often hard to detect, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.

    If You See a Painted Purple Fence, This Is What It Means

    Knowing about purple paint laws can help you stay on the right path when driving or hiking in an unfamiliar...

    How to Keep Wasps Away from Your Food and Deck

    Learn how to keep wasps away with a DIY solution!

    How to Grow Zucchini in Your Backyard Garden

    Zucchini is a fun, fast-growing vegetable to have in the garden! Learn how to grow zucchini with tips from a...

    If You See a 40% Chance of Rain, This Is What It Really Means

    It looks like a 100% chance of math today.

    How to Get Rid of Itchy Mosquito Bites

    Don't let mosquito bites ruin your summer!

    How to Prune Hydrangeas for the Perfect Summer Blooms

    Ready to learn how to prune hydrangeas? Here's the best way to care for these stunning shrubs.

    12 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Tomato Garden

    Having fresh tomatoes at the ready is one of the summer's great joys. But your tomato gardening technique could be...

    How to Care for Hydrangeas: 7 Things You Need to Know

    Here's a closer look at how to care for hydrangeas, including tips on where and how to plant them.

    How to Keep Flies Away from Your Porch and Patio

    You can learn how to keep flies away with a bar of Irish Spring, according to a viral Facebook post.

    12 Mistakes You May Be Making with Fresh Basil

    Fresh basil is one of the most beloved herbs for good reason—it's easy to grow and makes an amazing addition...

    You Can Make a Bee Watering Station with a Bowl of Marbles

    This bee waterer will make your backyard an oasis for hardworking pollinators. It's easy to DIY, too.

    How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Your Backyard

    If your community's celebration was cancelled, learn how to celebrate the 4th of July at home.

    How to Make a DIY Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter for Summer

    This inexpensive DIY strawberry planter is bound to give you a berry fruitful yield! Here's what to do.

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    11 Low-Maintenance Flowers You (Practically) Can’t Kill

    Whether you're new to gardening or just looking to keep things stress-free, these resilient flowers will liven up your landscape...

    11 Patio Items We’re Buying at World Market This Summer

    It's time to stock up for summer! From an outdoor pizza oven to an inflatable rainbow sprinkler, these are our...

    How to Care for Peonies

    For stunning blooms that will be the envy of the neighborhood, take note of these pointers for peonies care.

    Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

    Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your...

    This S’mores Charcuterie Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

    Swap out the cheese and crackers for toasty marshmallows and chocolate with a s'mores charcuterie board.