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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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10 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting in Your Yard

Some are garden thugs; others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn

Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care routine. But after looking at...


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

If you're in the habit of mowing your lawn at least once a week, you may want to consider mowing...


This Is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it...


12 Products Under $12 That Will Improve Your Home Life

Make a positive impact on the quality of your home and garden on a budget.


29 Secrets Your Houseplants Would Tell You If They Could

Now you can best tend to your houseplants' needs.


19 Toxins Lurking in Your Backyard

Your backyard is supposed to be a safe place, but you could have toxins hiding in plain sight that are...


13 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these...

39 Easter Crafts That Will Brighten Any Home

From paper flowers to Peeps, these easy Easter crafts and decorating ideas are fun for kids and adults alike.


19 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Add as much as 15% to your home's value with these expert landscaping tips.


Here’s How You Can Fix These 9 Pesky, Common Lawn Problems

Improve your grass when it comes to weeds, bare patches, mushrooms, seasonal swamp, and more.


How to Grow Delicious Summer Veggies in Window Boxes

No yard? No problem! It's easier than you think to grow your own delicious herbs and veggies indoors.


FINALLY: A Simple Trick That Will Keep You from Killing Your Houseplants

You'll wonder why you've haven't tried this shortcut before!


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How to Make Your Cut Hydrangeas Last Longer, According to a Florist

Did you know you could dip the flowers in water to rejuvenate them? You do now!


Kick Off Gardening Season Early with These Cool-Weather Herbs

Start your gardening early this year with herbs that can handle the cold.


10 Secrets to Create a Lovely Yard, According to Landscape Architects

Surprising tips from architects, landscapers, designers and more experts to create a soothing getaway right outside your front door

Attention Homeowners: These 14 Little Mistakes Make Your Yard Look Messy

Avoid these errors that make your outdoor spaces look unkempt.


28 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Extreme Weather Conditions

Guard your plants against frost, high winds, heat, or drought.


8 Beautiful Summer Flowers for Decks and Patios

Beautify your outdoor living space this summer with these seasonal favorites.


12 Simple Ways to Add Color to Your Outdoor Space

Bring your landscape to life with colorful details such as furniture, pots, and plantings.


19 Tricks to Growing Perfect Roses

These simple tricks will have your garden exploding with gorgeous blooms.

Annual Flowers: What to Know to Help Them Thrive

Follow these tips to achieve a bountiful, colorful garden full of annual flowers.


Need a Tree Guy? 20 Secrets Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

Read these before you let anyone touch your trees.


The Dark Side of the Perfectly Manicured American Lawn: Is It Giving You Cancer?

Your grass may be greener than your neighbor's, but at what price?


Companion Planting: 7 Herbs That Can Make Other Plants Grow Better

When to plant dill, basil, thyme, and other herbs to enhance the growth of other veggies and flowers in your...


How to Grow Sunflowers

Spruce up your garden with these bright flowers.


10 Secrets to Colorful Container Gardens

These flowers will add color to your life.