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Let the sunshine in with our favorite outdoor living ideas, including ways to decorate your patio and easy grilling tips and guides to host the best backyard parties.

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This Easy S’mores Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

Your s'mores board really only needs three ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.

32 Flower Meanings, from Aster to Zinnia

Learn these flower meanings before you send a bouquet. (Better safe than sorry!)


‘Candy Crush’ Hibiscus Flowers Will Make Your Garden Even Sweeter

The bright pink color will be the highlight of your summer garden.


How to Start Plants in Mini ‘Milk Jug Greenhouses’

You can grow plants in milk jugs! Here's what to do.


Breeo X Series 19: We’re Obsessed with This Smokeless Fire Pit

It might sound like an oxymoron, but we assure you this smokeless fire pit is very real and very awesome.


This Is What the Color of Your Garden Soil Means

For healthy plants, keep an eye on the soil color.





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

What does a green porch light mean? You may see them around your neighborhood for a very specific reason.


What’s a Bottle Tree—and How Do I Make One?

Bold, recycled and ideal for anyone with a not-so-green thumb, bottle trees are a Southern tradition with deep roots.

10 Pretty Planters That Make It Easy to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb planter and grow...


How To Garden with Perlite Potting Soil

Perlite, a natural wonder born from volcanoes, is an inexpensive soil additive that will help your garden plants grow faster...


This Is Why Southern Homes Have a “Joggling Board” on the Front Porch

These rocking benches have a rich history in South Carolina.


12 Flower Subscriptions Perfect for You (or Your Best Bud)

Need an easy way to cheer up your home (or your BFF)? Try a flower subscription box! These companies ship...


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...


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How to Grill a Turkey Perfectly This Thanksgiving

Take the turkey outside and learn how to grill a turkey using a charcoal or gas grill. The smoky flavor...


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...


Here’s What to Do with Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Your kids will love to help chuck the leftover pumpkins!

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...


35 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.


14 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.