Patio & Garden

  1. 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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  2. Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

    Low-maintenance landscaping for hot and dry environments
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  3. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree

    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  4. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter

    DIY large modern raised planter
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  5. How to Build an Outdoor Daybed with Side Table

    DIY outdoor daybed with side table

    This DIY has been an amazing addition to my backyard seating area. I love to LOUNGE at the end of the day and kick my feet up, so this build is perfect for just that. With the weather getting warmer, its the perfect time to add this to your own home!

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  6. How to Build an Outdoor Concrete Coffee Table

    DIY outdoor concrete coffee table

    Hi, friends! I finally tackled a concrete project! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time and my backyard mini flip with True Value seemed like the perfect time to do so!

    Materials

    • 1 - 2' x 4 ' melamine
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  7. How to Build a Kids' Tree Bench

    DIY kids' tree bench

    This little bench was a fun addition to our backyard and my boys love having it! I strongly suggest you read the entire blog before jumping in. Especially with projects like this, because chances are that your tree circumference is going to be different

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  8. The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Grilling

    Group grilling around a charcoal grill

    Is there a better pastime than firing up the grill on a warm spring afternoon? There's magic in the intense heat, the sound of food searing, and that irresistible aroma wafting through the air. After a long winter stuck inside, most people can't wait

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  9. How to Know Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

    USDA Planting Zones
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  10. Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance

    Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance

    Before using a new lawn mower, it’s important to understand the basics of proper operation and maintenance. Doing so will keep everyone safe and help you get the most out of your investment.

    Are Lawn Mowers Safe to Use?

    Since millions o

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  11. Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide

    Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide

    The key to keeping a pristine yard is to have the right lawn mower. With so many different types of models on the market, however, it can be difficult to choose the right mower for your unique situation. A lawn mower is a big investment, and you don’t w

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  12. How to Prune Rose Bushes for Beautiful Results

    Gardener pruning a rose bush with pruning shears

    Cutting back a beautiful rose bush seems counterintuitive, but regular pruning actually encourages new growth, helps shape the plant, and gets rid of dead wood to reduce the risk of fungal disease. While learning how to prune roses takes time and practice,

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  13. Tips for Maintaining an Irrigation System

    Popup lawn sprinkler watering lawn

    To continue working efficiently and effectively, irrigation systems require regular maintenance. When you take the time to maintain your system, you may be able to save water. It’s also something that you can mainly do yourself. Here’s how.

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  14. 7 Easy and Affordable DIY Fire Pit Ideas

    Fire Pit

    If you'd like to make memories around the bonfire this summer, building your own fire pit is a terrific way to go. Although premade fire pits are readily available, they tend to be pricey and somewhat generic. By rolling up your sleeves and getting a

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  15. Definitive Guide to Building a Simple Bench

    Definitive Guide to Building a Simple Bench

    Building your own furniture can be especially satisfying. Not only will it make you feel accomplished, but it will also allow you to personalize the project to your preferences. To build a simple DIY bench, you’ll need a few basic skills, some tools, a

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  16. Definitive Grass Seed Buying Guide for Home Gardeners

    Grass seed in garden shovel

    Nothing impacts home landscaping quite like a well-kept lawn. And it's not all about impressing your neighbors. In addition to looking nice, a healthy lawn absorbs excess rainfall, reduces soil erosion, filters groundwater, produces oxygen and improves

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  17. Fencing 101: Finding the Best Fencing for Your Yard

    Fencing 101: Finding the Best Fencing for Your Yard

    Your choice of garden fencing is more important than you might realize. A property's fence influences its curb appeal. Not only that, but it can impact your yard's safety and privacy. Ultimately, it can change how you use your backyard and approach outdoor

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  18. How to Hang Outdoor String Lights: Ideas

    String lights hanging from house in backyard

    Need a little more light in your backyard, balcony, or patio? String lights are a fantastic alternative to traditional floodlights and stake

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  19. Split Hosta Plants: How and When to Split Your Hosta Plants

    Gardener splitting a clump of hosta plants

    People love hostas because they are lovely shade plants. They are easy to grow and give gardens a good foundation. To keep your hosta

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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