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The 5 best trees to help offset global warming

Want to help fight global warming? These trees will help
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The best tree pruners you should make room for in your toolshed

There are a lot of varieties of tree pruners. These are the ones we think you should start clearing some toolshed space for.
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How to make a living wall with succulents

Do you love the look of a living wall filled with succulents?
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What you need to know about plug aerating

Plug aerating your lawn can be an important step in keeping it healthy. Here's everything you need to know about the system.
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Good better best: The best fertilizer for your azaleas

Here's everything you need to know about fertilizing your azaleas
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Start transitioning your vegetable garden for fall now – here’s how

With summer coming to a close, it's time to start transitioning your vegetable garden for the fall. Here's how to get started
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Everything you need to know about planting a tree in wet soil

Here's what you need to know about planting trees in wet soil so they thrive
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The 8 best plants for indoor vertical gardens

These amazing indoor plants will look great climbing your walls
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How to prune your overgrown apple tree

Make sure your apple trees are ready for the harvest with our great pruner's guide
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How to make plant food that’s better than store-bought

Feed your plants well with our simple homemade plant food recipe
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Our 10 favorite garden maintenance tips for National Weed Your Garden Day

These tips will help you keep your garden in top shape without all the hassle
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6 flowering trees everyone seems to love

These flowering trees are showstoppers -- here are our favorites
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Metal vs plastic: Which garden fence is right for you?

Here's how to choose the best fence for you and your garden
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How to grow organic blueberries in your garden this summer

There's nothing like fresh-picked blueberries -- we show you how to grow your own in your backyard
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Wo love these 5 small indoor palm trees for a year-round pop of color

These indoor palm plants are easy to grow, care for, and love
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The 5 best patio trees to adorn your outdoor space

These patio trees will add a great accent to any size space
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These 6 orange flowers will make your garden pop

Orange flower sure make an eye-catching statement -- these are our favorites
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How to build the perfect apartment composting system

Learn how composting can work for you in your apartment -- you and the planet will be very happy
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Good, better, best: Fertilizers to nourish your avocado trees

Avocado trees need special care -- and we have just the thing for you
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You can clean your garden tools with vinegar — here’s how

Vinegar is a great tool for all kinds of cleaning endeavors -- including your everyday garden tools
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How to change the oil in your lawn mower in 6 simple steps

Keep your lawn mower running smoothly with this handy how-to guide
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8 easy-to-grow fruits you can plant today

If you've always dreamed of growing an orchard or just want the chance to pick a peach from your backyard, we've got you covered
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What nutrients do avocado trees need?

Avocado trees can be picky -- make sure you give them these nutrients for optimal growing
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Take these 3 steps to start kitchen composting today

Kitchen composting isn't tough -- we break down the basics so you can get started
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Your go-to guide for growing juniper trees

You want to grow juniper trees but worry they might need more care than you can give. Is that true?
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Dry these 5 flowers for beautiful displays no matter the season

Drying flowers will ensure they last for years to come. Which ones in your garden could you preserve?
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Moving cross country? Here’s how to take your outdoor plants with you

When packing for the big move, don't leave anything behind. This is how to take your plants with you.
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How much sunlight should your succulents have?

Do succulents need full sun, or can they thrive in the shade? Here's what you need to know
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These 7 citrus trees varieties are a great addition to your garden

Plant these beautiful citrus trees for a beautiful yard -- and fresh fruit
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Do plant-based insecticides actually work? Here’s what we’ve found

Flower-made insecticides are out there, but do they work?
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How to clean your silk flower arrangements

Silk flowers are beautiful but require special care -- here's how to clean them gently and safely
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The best pest control methods for beginner gardeners

Pest control doesn't have to be complicated -- these solutions are great for new gardeners
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Which types of palms will thrive in your home?

These types of palm trees will beautify every room of your house
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How to move your indoor plants to a new home without killing them

Ensure your plants arrive safely when you move by following this guide
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How to make your own sticky bug traps

Make your own bug traps with this helpful and easy guide