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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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15 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 direct sunlight.

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?


15 Toxic Plants You May Already Have at Home

When it comes to houseplants, sometimes the beautiful can be itchy—or deadly.


20 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants Anyone Can Grow

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry! These low-maintenance plants will stay green with even the tiniest bit of TLC.


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20 Plants That Are Poisonous for Cats

They may be pretty…but they’re also pretty toxic to our feline friends.

15 Indoor Hanging Plants That Will Liven Up Your Home

Get ready to bring the outdoors inside! These gorgeous hanging plants will add instant ambiance to any space—and boost your...


How to Revive a Dead or Dying Plant: 10 Simple Steps

Appearances can be deceiving, so even if a plant looks dead, it doesn't mean that it is. Try these expert...

10 Best Fruit Trees You Can Grow Indoors

Love fruit trees but don't have a backyard or garden space? No problem! You can grow these indoor fruit trees...


The 18 Best Places to Buy Plants Online

Forget getting your hands dirty. All you have to do is point, click, and pot.


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16 Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs

Your dog doesn’t know to stay away from them, which is why they shouldn’t be anywhere in your home or...


20 Air-Purifying Plants for Your Home

These plants will spruce up your home and help to make your space—and you—healthier in a number of ways.

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...


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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...


30 Low-Light Indoor Plants That Thrive in Near Darkness

These low-light houseplants thrive without direct sunlight, so now you can have a touch of Mother Nature in every corner...

32 Best Indoor Plants to Spruce Up Your Space

Brighten up your home with a touch of Mother Nature—we've found the best indoor houseplants for every room in your...


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...


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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.