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Let the sunshine in with our favorite outdoor living ideas, including ways to decorate your patio and easy grilling tips and guides to host the best backyard parties.

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How to Grow Strawberries

Learning how to grow strawberries is within reach, regardless of space and expertise.

How to Use Hot Pepper Spray for Plants in Your Garden

The rabbits love your garden as much as you do! This hot pepper spray for plants is a safe, cheap...


What I Wish I Knew Before Planting My Succulent Garden

The key to a happy succulent garden is thoughtful planning and preparation.


19 Best Grilling Accessories You Need at Your Station

It's time to get outside (and get cooking!) with the best grill accessories and gadgets.


If You See a Green Porch Light, This Is What It Means

What does a green porch light mean? You may see them around your neighborhood for a very specific reason.

This Is Why Southern Homes Have a “Joggling Board” on the Front Porch

These rocking benches have a rich history in South Carolina.


How to Propagate Succulents from a Cutting, Leaf or Pup

Ready to grow your collection of houseplants? Learn how to propagate succulents to create brand-new plants for free.


Spray-Painted Mums Make Gorgeous Christmas Decorations—Here’s How

Don't toss out your dead mums from October. You can transform them for the holidays with a can of spray...


How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend preparing your garden for winter. It's easy with our straightforward, how-to...

How To Close Down Your Vegetable Garden for the Winter

While fall winds down, there's still some garden winterization to do. Here's how to handle your final harvest, plus tips...


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7 Perennials You Should Divide in the Fall

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


17 Holiday Door and Porch Decorating Ideas

The most wonderful time of year is (almost!) here. Prepare to welcome guests to your home with these dazzling holiday...


Do Bees Need Water in Winter?

We're bee-lovers here! Learn how to help thirsty bees in winter so pollinators make it through to spring.


If You See a Purple Porch Light, This Is What It Means

People use colored lights to bring awareness to a plethora of different issues. Here's the meaning of purple porch lights.

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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 Identify and Fix Common Vegetable Garden Problems and Pests

You spend all summer tending your garden, waiting for that perfect harvest. But plenty of common vegetable garden problems and...


Everything You Need to Know About When to Plant Peonies

This guide explains what you need to know about when to plant peonies—plus, we're sharing the peonies that people can't...


These Red Double Tulips Are Our No. 1 Pick for Fall Planting

A fiery cross between a peony and tulip? We're planting it across our whole yard!


Why Do Tomatoes Split? Here’s Your Answer, Plus How to Prevent It

No matter how knowledgeable the vegetable gardener, everyone has asked "Why do tomatoes split?" at least once in their gardening...


This Is Why Some People Put Netting Over Trees

Have you noticed this around your neighborhood?


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Here’s How to Make a Smoker With Your Grill

Looking for a shortcut to smokey, authentic barbecue? We'll show you how to make a smoker out of your grill and...


How to Throw a Snow Cone Party This Summer

The possibilities are endless—and sometimes boozy—with this perfect icy snack. Here are our best snow cone party ideas.

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How to Host an Outdoor Movie Night in Your Backyard

Here's how to turn your outdoor space into the personalized movie theater of your dreams.


Should You Mulch in the Winter?

See if winter mulching is right for your garden.


Here’s What to Do with Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Your kids will love to help chuck the leftover pumpkins!