Home Tips

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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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.

13 Tips to Grow the Perfect Vegetable Garden

Everything you need to start planting some beautiful and delicious veggies!


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.


7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Garden Tools

You probably have most of these gardening suppliues already on hand.

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?


11 Vegetable Plants to Start Indoors Before Spring

Start planting nutritious vegetables before the ground thaws with these indoor gardening tips.


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...


Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden

Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some fresh-from-the-earth taste at your dinner...


Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

It turns out they can appear from used coffee grinds, too—and this smart, sustainable product (it uses old coffee from...

RD on GMA: 13 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest, shares the 13 Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You on...


More Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

Gain a better understanding of your yard.


Plant for Autumn Color

Plant these for beautiful colors.


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How to Keep a Lawn Lovely

Use these maintenance tips from the people who keep golf course greens looking pristine.


10 Easy Ways to Make Over Your Patio

When the weather is warm, an outdoor space is a great place to gather with family and friends. Here are...


How to Grow Sunflowers

Spruce up your garden with these bright flowers.