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    How to Grill a Turkey Perfectly This Thanksgiving

    It's not the most common way to cook for Thanksgiving, but once you learn how to grill a turkey, you'll never want to make the bird any other way.

    How to Propagate Succulents from a Cutting, Leaf or Pup

    Ready to grow your collection of houseplants? Learn how to propagate succulents to create brand-new plants for free.


    Spray-Painted Mums Make Gorgeous Christmas Decorations—Here’s How

    Don't toss out your dead mums from October. You can transform them for the holidays with a can of spray...


    How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

    For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend preparing your garden for winter. It's easy with our straightforward, how-to...


    30+ Gifts for Grillers Who Have Everything

    What do you get the person who already has a legendary backyard barbecue setup? We found the best grilling gifts...

    How To Close Down Your Vegetable Garden for the Winter

    While fall winds down, there's still some garden winterization to do. Here's how to handle your final harvest, plus tips...


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    7 Perennials You Should Divide in the Fall

    Get more plants for less by dividing perennials at the right time.

    17 Holiday Door and Porch Decorating Ideas

    The most wonderful time of year is (almost!) here. Prepare to welcome guests to your home with these dazzling holiday...


    Do Bees Need Water in Winter?

    We're bee-lovers here! Learn how to help thirsty bees in winter so pollinators make it through to spring.


    If You See a Purple Porch Light, This Is What It Means

    People use colored lights to bring awareness to a plethora of different issues. Here's the meaning of purple porch lights.


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    10 Perennials You Should Cut Back Every Fall (And 5 to Let Be)

    Winterizing your garden includes trimming back some perennials and leaving others until spring. Our experts tell you what to do...

    Here’s Where to Find Festive Glass Gem Corn

    These seeds aren't just gorgeous—they also make tasty homemade popcorn.


    If You See a Green Porch Light, This Is What It Means

    What does a green porch light mean? You often see them around November for a very specific reason.


    How to Identify and Fix Common Vegetable Garden Problems and Pests

    You spend all summer tending your garden, waiting for that perfect harvest. But plenty of common vegetable garden problems and...


    Everything You Need to Know About When to Plant Peonies

    This guide explains what you need to know about when to plant peonies—plus, we're sharing the peonies that people can't...


    These Red Double Tulips Are Our No. 1 Pick for Fall Planting

    A fiery cross between a peony and tulip? We're planting it across our whole yard!

    Why Do Tomatoes Split? Here’s Your Answer, Plus How to Prevent It

    No matter how knowledgeable the vegetable gardener, everyone has asked "Why do tomatoes split?" at least once in their gardening...


    This Is Why Some People Put Netting Over Trees

    Have you noticed this around your neighborhood?


    7 Types of Hydrangeas for Multi-Season Interest

    Your garden needs good bones all year long. Use these types of hydrangeas to add interesting shape and colorful structure...


    How to Grow a Chinese Lantern Plant—the Mesmerizing Bloom You Need in Your Garden

    Few plants are as easy to grow as Chinese lantern. They ask for little, but deliver a splash of late-season...


    How to Deadhead Hydrangeas, According to an Expert

    Deadheading hydrangeas is a cinch with these pro tips.


    Myths and Facts About Butterfly Host Plants

    It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and...


    How to Plant a Moon Garden for a Dazzling Midnight Display

    It's easy to plant an out-of-this-world moon garden. Here's what to do!


    Why Is There Mold on My Houseplant Soil and How Do I Fix It?

    White, fuzzy growths can appear at the base of your plant seemingly overnight. Salvage your houseplant and prevent moldy soil...

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    If You See Metal Wrapped Around a Tree, This Is What It Means

    Those metal bands, also known as baffles, strapped around trees are not holding the tree together, but they do have...


    20 Smart Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

    These clever curb appeal ideas will beautify your home, whether you're ready to put the house on the market or...


    6 Plants That Attract Dragonflies

    Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them great additions to your garden.


    16 Succulent Pots Our Stylists Love

    Show off that aloe and agave! These succulent pots and planters chosen by our very own stylists dress up your...


    What You Need to Know About the White Stuff on Your Mulch

    Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


    How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

    Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...