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Turn your outdoor space into an oasis with picture-perfect flowers and vegetables—and all the tips you’ll need to make them flourish. Worried that you have a brown thumb? You won’t by the time we get through with you!

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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 to your garden.

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...


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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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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.


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.


14 Fantastic Hummingbird Photos You Just Have to See

Readers rose to the challenge in the first-ever Birds & Blooms hummingbird photo contest. Here are the stories behind a...


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When You Can Officially Stop Cutting Your Lawn

Learn when the proper time is for you to quit mowing your lawn. It might be later than you think.


Where Do Hummingbirds Live In the Winter?

They flit around our bird feeders all summer, but they're gone as soon as the cold arrives. So where do...


Why Is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white, or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


10 Essential Things You Need to Do to Your Lawn Right Now

With summer barbecues and other outdoor parties in full swing, you want your lawn looking its best. Check out these...

20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive

Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.


10 Vintage Lawn Mowers You Just Have to See

Take a trip down memory lane as you look at these 10 vintage lawnmowers.


The Best Privacy Plants for Your Backyard

A little bit of privacy makes any backyard more enjoyable. Here are some plants to help make that happen, from...


11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants...



Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Kill Bees in Your Yard

They may seem pesky, but you’re going to want to have them around!