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There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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30 Best Artificial Plants You Can’t Tell Are Fake (and Where to Buy Them)

Don't exactly have a green thumb? Not to worry—here are the best fake plants you can buy that will elevate your home's style with nary a watering can in sight.

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15 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry! These veggies are so easy to grow, even beginners will end up with...


How to Make Compost at Home to Enrich Your Garden

Here's everything you need to know about how to make compost at home.


13 Ways Your Yard Is Giving Burglars Clues

When it comes to keeping your home safe, what you have on your front lawn can be what attracts a...


15 Low-Light Houseplants That Thrive in Near Darkness

We already know that houseplants detoxify our air and make us happier. These plants thrive in low light, so now...

How to Dry Flowers: The Best Ways to Preserve a Bouquet

Pick flowers in the morning or night when they're perkiest. When it's time to preserve them, use these expert drying...


9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? These shade flowers grow happily even without a lot of...

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Top 10 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners

These unique and useful gift ideas are sure to please every gardener on your holiday shopping list!


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6 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look At Moths

Butterflies may get all the glory, but these reader pictures of moths prove that some are just as beautiful and...


How to Find the First and Last Frost Dates

Frost Dates are the bookends for your vegetable garden and annual flowerbeds. Mark the dates on your calendar, then plan...


11 Home Maintenance Myths You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Owning a home involves work. You know there are home maintenance tasks to keep up on, but are you doing...

Top 13 Drought-Tolerant Plants That Can Handle Dry Weather

Even when the rain stops, these drought-tolerant plants keep going strong. They’ll survive dry conditions while adding color and texture...


9 of the Best-Smelling Flowers That Belong in Your Garden

This fragrant mix of annuals and perennials will help you find the best smelling flowers for your garden.


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This Is the Best Time to Water Your Plants

Water sustains not only us but our gardens. Make sure to water your garden efficiently and effectively, starting at the...


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Why You Might Need to Purposely Kill Your Grass

If your lawn looks completely hopeless, it might be time to start from scratch.


21 Products Under $12 That Will Improve Your Home Life

When it comes to home and garden improvements, most people's thoughts immediately go to complicated projects and extensive rehabs. But...

10 Household Items You Should Repurpose in the Garden

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful, thrifty materials in your flower and...


Here’s How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas

If your hydrangea blooms are pink instead of blue—or vice versa—there's a way to get the color you want. Here's...


The 30 Essential BBQ Tools You Need

These BBQ tools will enhance your favorite meals.


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10 Easy Plants You Can Grow in a Container Garden

Discover the beauty of growing plants in containers. We highlight an easy-to-grow species for each category, from flowers to vegetables...


31 Cheapskate Handy Hints for the Outdoors

Save those milk jugs, soda cans, pool noodles, and other things around your house you thought were useless.


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11 Colorful Plants to Brighten Your Home Office

Plants add life and color wherever they grow. If your workspace is drab, consider one or more colorful houseplants to...


10 Inexpensive Plants That Will Make Your Garden Pop

You get a lot of bang for the buck with these showy plants. A small investment can pay big rewards...


12 Must-Have Garden Tools

Gardening will be easier, more productive, and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the right tools on...

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11 Lesser-Known Lawn Games We Love This Summer

Entertain the kids and impress your guests with these unique lawn games everyone will love.


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Why Is My Grass Turning White?

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


10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more efficient.


13 Vegetables That Take the Least Amount of Time to Grow

Master Gardeners reveal the fastest growing veggies—plus a few foods you can grow without seeds!


12 Best Container Garden Ideas That Will Inspire You to Create Your Own

Over the past few weeks, you've baked your own bread, cut your own hair, and maybe even given embroidery a...


22 Things Every DIYer Should Own

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, these tools are crucial for getting jobs done at home.