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  1. How to Repot Your Plant

    Repotting house plant in new pot and soil

    Does it seem like your houseplants look "sick and tired"? It might be time to repot them, a simple DIY project you can do in an afternoon.

    When to Repot a Houseplant

    Over time, your potted plants' soil loses essential nutrients and the

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  2. How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round

    Repotting poinsettias on deck

    Aside from a Christmas tree, nothing says “holidays” like poinsettias. A beloved holiday tradition both for decoration and gift giving, poinsettias also make attractive indoor plants all year long. You don’t have to throw them out with your tree when

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  3. Creative Ideas for Decorative Indoor Landscaping

    Ferns decorating vintage cabinet

    As with the exterior of your home, plants and flowers can enhance the interior environment of your living space. Anywhere you can keep the temperature above 65 degrees fahrenheit and provide ambient light is ideal for growing indoor plants that will add

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  4. How to Grow an Herb Garden & Dry Herbs

    Fresh dried oregano herbs

    If you love to cook then you’re no doubt familiar with the different varieties of herbs. If you’re also a gardener, why not grow and dry your own herbs to help make delicious meals? This project will show you how.

    Step 1: Choose Herbs for You

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  5. How to Care for Indoor Plants

    House plants on window sill

    When it's cold outside and you're missing the sunshine and greenery of warmer weather, liven up your home's interior with indoor plants. Houseplants brighten up rooms, complement your décor and make the air inside your house fresher and healthier.

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  6. How to Build a Simple Indoor Greenhouse with Your Kids

    Growing plants in mini-greenhouse made of plastic cups

    Whether you’re trying to extend your growing season or simply want to enjoy gardening with your children when it’s not seasonal enough to work outside, creating and maintaining a simple indoor greenhouse is a fun DIY activity for the whole family to

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  7. How to Build a DIY Window Planter

    Wooden window planter box filled with flowers

    Flower boxes aren't just for the outdoors — they add life and color to any room in your house. Building an indoor planter box yourself is a fun weekend project and you will enjoy the results for years to come.

    Plan Your Indoor Window Planter

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  8. Dress Your Home with Holiday Delight

    Hanging Christmas lights at holiday party

    Turning your home into a “Winter Wonderland” this holiday season is simple. This project will help you choose natural holiday décor, as well as show you how to use indoor and outdoor lighting that will dress up your home for the holidays.

    Decorate with

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  9. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree

    Christmas tree farm

    There’s nothing like the scent of a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree to put you in the holiday spirit. While a live tree is slightly higher maintenance than an artificial one, as long as you take care of it, the natural tree will provide authentic h

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  10. How to Water Your Lawn & Plants Effectively

    Garden hose spraying roses and landscaping

    You don’t have to be an expert gardener to know that plants require water to thrive and survive. But how do you know if you’re giving them too much or too little water, or even watering your plants properly? Different types of plants, whether grass, tre

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  11. How to Grow a Vertical Vegetable Garden

    Vertical vegetable garden on backyard patio

    You don’t have to own a large plot of land or even a yard to grow a vegetable garden. You only need a little bit of space to grow your plants upward instead of outward—in a vertical garden. Vertical gardens maximize space and can turn a corner

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  12. How to Plant Nursery Plants Outdoors

    Planting shrub bush outdoors

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance the appearance of your yard is by adding plants, shrubs and trees. So, if you're looking to add some color or a little shade, here are some great, simple landscaping and gardening ideas, as well as

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  13. Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Gardens

    Yellow daffodils blooming in spring garden

    Best Bulbs To Plant In Fall

    Bulbs that are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring are known as spring bulbs or hardy bulbs. There are several types to choose from, including these popular choices:

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  14. How to Plant Roses

    Planting new rose garden

    Roses have a reputation, not only as favorite flowers of many, but as high-maintenance perennials that require a lot of attention and care. However, they don’t have to be seen as a beautiful burden. As long as they are planted and cared for correctly,

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  15. Get Ready to Grow: Plan Your Vegetable or Flower Garden

    Girl harvesting tomatoes from backyard garden

    Whether you are growing an herb, vegetable or flower garden, now is the time to decide what you want to plant, map out the size and look of your garden and select the plants that will grow best in the climate where you live. We’ll walk you through the s

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  16. Alternative Mulch Landscaping Ideas

    Rubber mulch on landscape fabric to prevent weeds

    Mulch is a vital tool in any home gardener’s shed. It retains moisture, insulates plant roots and reduces weed growth, all while enhancing the visual appeal of flowerbeds and other landscaping features. While many people rely on shredded wood or bark m

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  17. What are "Good" Garden Bugs & How to Attract Them

    Ladybugs in garden of Forget-Me-Not flowers

    One of the best ways to grow a bountiful and beautiful garden is to recreate the natural relationship between fauna and flora that exists in the wild. By growing plants that attract beneficial insects, you can keep your garden healthy, thriving and balanced

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  18. How to Care for Succulents, Indoors & Outdoors

    Collection of succulents growing indoors

    Succulents (plants like cacti and aloe) grow in warm, arid regions and so are commonly thought to be low-maintenance plants. While their water-storing properties allow them to survive in harsh conditions, they still require periodic care and attention,

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  19. How to Install Landscape Edging

    Installing plastic edging around tree

    Edging your garden provides a functional and fashionable border that sets your planting space apart from the rest of your lawn. It also protects the garden against erosion, which is more than a mulched bed alone can do.

    When it comes to home gardens,

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  20. How to Fertilize & Mulch Your Garden

    Mulch on landscaping of yellow flowers

    Adding fertilizer and mulch to your lawn and garden is an easy weekend home improvement project that will keep your yard looking healthy and beautiful. Simply follow the gardening tips and steps below and watch the fertilizer and mulch do the work for

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  21. Garden Longer: How to Extend Your Growing Season

    Harvesting vegetables from extended growing season

    Sometimes the vegetable gardening season can seem too short. Because Mother Nature dictates when plants will grow and thrive outside, you have to work with her schedule. However, there are ways to extend your growing season and increase your vegetable

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  22. How to Build a DIY Planter Box

    Family assembling wooden planter box in backyard

    Planter boxes for flowers and other plants are great ways to accent your patio, porch, deck, yard and other outdoor spaces. They complement existing landscape features to help make everything in your yard work together as an attractive and relaxing place.

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  23. How to Plant a Container Garden

    Outdoor container garden with pots and planters

    Outdoor planters are perfect for accenting your landscape, whether it’s your yard, porch or patio. Container planting has more than aesthetic appeal; it also provides flexibility and added control over your landscaping through the seasons. Many

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  24. Organic Gardening: Beginners' Guide

    Shoveling rich soil to grow garden
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