Patio & Garden

  1. From Boring to Breathtaking: How to Hang Outdoor String Lights
    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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  2. 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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  3. Canning 101: How to Properly Can Everything
    jars of canned goods

    The process of canning to preserve foods dates back to the early 1800s when Napoleon sought a way to prevent French troops from getting sick by spoiled rations. Scientifically minded chefs ultimately discovered the key to producing non-perishable foods

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  4. Making a Convertible DIY Outdoor Ping Pong Table

    Table tennis, or ping pong as many call it, is the perfect game for social gatherings. It's easy for people of all ages to play, and it's a great bonding activity. However, ping pong tables are big, which means it's challenging to find a place for them.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Too Cold to Garden? How to Start Seeds Indoors for Spring
    Seedlings growing in plastic potting containers

    While it may be cold outside, you can still enjoy your love of gardening by starting seeds inside your home in preparation for the warm weather ahead. Keep reading to find out how to grow seeds indoors, when to start and what you’ll need.

    Step 1

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  18. Backyard Privacy Ideas
    Backyard privacy fence and landscaping
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  19. How to Build a Retaining Wall
    Stone retaining wall in landscape

    A retaining wall is a functional and fashionable way to create a level area on a slope for a flower garden or to prevent erosion on a sloped landscape. Building and installing one is a great do-it-yourself project that can turn a previously unused hill

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  20. How to Clean a Bird Feeder
    Goldfinch on clean bird feeder filled with seeds

    You’ve made your backyard the place to be for local birds by installing a bird feeder or two. If you don’t keep the feeders clean though, you risk causing the spread of disease and illness amongst the bird population your family enjoys watching. Keep bir

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  21. Organize Your Garden with Plant Markers & Signs
    Hand-made plant signs for vegetable garden

    Winter may not be the time to be outside gardening, but it is a good time to be indoors completing a do-it-yourself project that will help you organize your garden when the weather breaks.

    Making plant markers can help you plan your garden by

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  22. Herb Ground Cover: Easy Mulch Alternative
    Front garden ground cover

    If you're seeking an alternative to mulching your garden beds while simultaneously growing herbs for fragrance or cooking, then look no further than planting herb ground cover. Ground cover works much the same way as mulch: It is a low-maintenance way

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  23. How To Remove a Tree Stump
    Tree stump to be removed from yard

    Tree stumps are often left in the ground for a reason — they can be very difficult to remove. Removing a tree stump is not as impossible as it seems though. In fact, with the right advice and tools, you can do the job yourself. Here are a few ways to g

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  24. How to Stripe Your Lawn Like a Pro
    Tidy lawn mower stripes

    You keep your lawn healthy and well-manicured but you can take it to the next level by mowing stripes into your yard. If you want your grass to have the professionally trimmed look of a baseball field or golf course, follow the steps below and make your

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