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      can you really fertilize your lawn with beer?

      some say your lawn needs beer as much as you do after a long day of lawn care! let's find out if beer grass fertilizer is really a thing.

      what your hydrangeas can tell you about your soil

      hydrangeas are beautiful perennials that come in a variety of hues. but did you know their color can give you...


      is celosia a perennial?

      i love seeing colorful celosia in fall-themed container gardens. but if it's planted in the ground, is celosia a perennial?...


      how to grow and care for celosia

      if you haven't grown celosia, you're missing out on some unique and interesting flowers. here's what to know about celosia...


      how much fall garden cleanup is really necessary?

      we know that overdoing fall garden cleanup can destroy insect habitats, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your gardens...

      tips for planting daffodil bulbs

      learn all about the proper timing for buying and planting daffodils, how to plant them so you'll always see blooms,...


      how to care for mums

      mums aren't just for containers. you can grow them in the ground too. and, with a little bit of care,...

      make a tiny oasis in your backyard with the coolaroo shade sail

      here's an easy and inexpensive way to throw some shade in your yard or campsite.


      how to get rid of powdery mildew on plants

      powdery mildew often shows up on plants later in the year. but its presence is nothing to panic about! your...


      what to compost from your garden

      deciding what to put in your compost pile depends on what you have in your garden. some things are good...


      tips for planting and caring for daylilies

      make room for daylilies in your garden. they're easy to grow! what's hard about them is choosing which of the...

      7 unconventional ideas for greenhouses

      from old buses to recycled windows and pallets, these crafty diyers thought outside the box when building their repurposed greenhouses.


      does this hack for cloning succulents actually work?

      low-maintenance, cheerful and easy-to-cultivate succulents need lots of light but little else. we tried this tiktok hack with a water...


      throw some shade into your yard with this easy, affordable pergola kit

      cool off and spiff up your outdoor living space with this low-cost family handyman approved pergola kit.


      6 best glass greenhouses

      glass greenhouses add a classic, high-end look to your home, and their impressive light transmission provides the ideal environment for...


      the best deer fencing to protect your garden

      want to keep deer out of your yard and garden? build a fence. here are some of the best deer...

      10 tips for planting bulbs

      learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so you're sure to enjoy their colorful blooms in the spring. we'll...


      7 popular vinyl fence colors

      frame your home and increase your curb appeal with these popular vinyl fence colors.


      homeowner’s guide to irrigation systems

      you can irrigate your lawn or garden with an automated sprinkler or drip system. sprinklers irrigate more widely, but they...


      should you prune hydrangeas in the fall?

      it's fall and you're cleaning up your garden. what happens if you don't prune your hydrangeas? let's find out.


      the benefits of using crushed seashells in your soil

      are crushed seashells the answer for improving your garden soil? under the right conditions, they might be just what you...


      how to stripe a lawn, according to a stadium groundskeeper

      stripe a lawn like a pro. create your own field of dreams and make a big-league impression with these professional...


      should you use expanding foam for setting fence posts?

      expanding foam for setting fence posts is a recent innovation. we asked two experts how it compares to concrete for...


      how to conserve your pool water this summer

      reduce swimming pool water loss with these pro tips, good in the summer and year-round.

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      wide-open spaces

      whip your acreageinto shape with professional-qualitymachines from kubota


      how to build an a-frame swing for kids

      want to inspire some old-fashioned outdoor play? learn how to build this simple backyard swing and frame.


      10 best pruning shears for easier gardening

      once you get your hands on one of these pruners, you'll never look back.


      9 diy indoor greenhouses

      no outdoor space for growing plants? no problem! create the perfect environment inside your home with these diy indoor greenhouse...


      four best greenhouse plastics

      greenhouses covered with glass can be beautiful. but for the diy gardener, greenhouse plastic is a more practical option.


      how do you get the smoke smell out of clothes?

      try these tips and no one will ever know you just spent the weekend in the woods.