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Can you compost orange peels? What you need to know

Have you wondered if you can add all your leftover orange peels to your compost bin? Here's what you need to know.
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What’s the best grass seed for your yard? It’s complicated

If you love the look of a lush green lawn, you might wonder what is the best grass seed for it. We offer our best advice.
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How to find the best time to plug aerate your lawn

Plug aeration can help keep your lawn green and lush without chemical intervention. Here's how, and when, to do it.
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When should you aerate your lawn? What you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about when you need to aerate your lawn to receive the best results.
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The 7 best dwarf trees to bring color and interest to your landscape design

If you don't have room for a big tree in your garden, consider one of these dwarf trees instead
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Worried about safely trimming large tree branches? Here are some tips

Here are some tips for trimming that large tree branch you're worried about
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Is your garden safe from pests during the winter? We found out for you

Here's what you need to know about the pests that might frequent your garden this season and how to get rid of them
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Good, better, best: The best warm, stylish outdoor fire pits for your patio

We've gathered up the best outdoor fire pits for your patio, to keep you warm through the season
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The 4 best fertilizers for all your indoor plant needs that we’ve seen yet

Here are the best fertilizers we've found for your indoor plant collection
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Take these steps to winterize your greenhouse correctly

Make sure your crops grow through the winter by taking these steps to correctly winterize your greenhouse
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How to design an eco-conscious, drought-proof lawn that isn’t an eye-sore

If you live in an area prone to drought, here's how to design a lawn that's drought-proof
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How to install solar lights to save on electricity and protect the planet

Save electricity and take care of the planet by installing solar lights using these tips
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Is your lawn overrun with mushrooms? Here’s how to get rid of them

Is your lawn overrun with mushrooms? Use these tips to get rid of them
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8 unusual and delicious herbs you can grow outdoors

If you're tired of growing the standard herbs, here are some unique herbs you can add to your garden
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How to choose the right drought-hardy flowers for your climate

A guide to choosing the right drought-hardy flowers
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How to grow and care for a thriving avocado plant

Growing an avocado plant doesn't have to be difficult. Follow this guide to help yours thrive.
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How to grow and harvest glass gem corn

Use this guide to grow and harvest your own glass gem corn
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What are stone fruits and should you add them to your garden?

A guide to stone fruit and adding them to your garden

The best indoor trees to add interest to your home decor

Considering an indoor tree? Here's how to pick the best one for your home
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Can you compost lemons? This is what we know

Here's everything we know about whether or not you can compost lemons
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These hydrangea varieties will add color and interest to any garden

Hydrangeas are beautiful and color additions to any garden. Consider adding any of these varieties to yours
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Add these unique carnivorous plants to your garden

Add these carnivorous plants to your garden for some fun, interesting variety
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What not to compost and why

To keep your compost pile healthy, don't compost these items
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Focus on color: the best pink plants to add to your garden

Add pink to your garden with these beautiful plants
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Gardening 101: What you need to know about fertilizing indoor plants

Indoor plants may be babied with perfect lighting and watering conditions, but they also need fertilizing.
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What you need to know about how and when to prune apple trees

Apple trees need to be pruned and cared for. Here's how often you should be doing it
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Flowering versus leafy trees: Which is right for your yard and garden?

Does your yard need a tree? Here's how to decide between flowering or leafy trees

10 creative ways to start a wall-hanging herb garden in your kitchen

Wall-hanging herb gardens keep your counters free so you can cook like crazy. Here are 10 wall-hanging gardens you'll love
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How to grow produce from kitchen scraps (seriously!)

Growing produce from kitchen scraps might just be your new favorite gardening activity
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How to keep produce fresh for weeks without taking up valuable fridge space

Preserve your produce for weeks with this handy guide
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6 small, affordable updates to enhance your front yard this summer

These simple updates will make a world of difference when it comes to your lawn
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6 ways you and your family can celebrate Arbor Day

Arbor Day means a great deal to many gardeners. Here's how you and your family can give it its due.
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What you should look for in a compact lawn mower

Not all lawn mowers are created equal. Here's how to make sure you get it right the first time
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Good, better, best: The right compost starter for your home

These are our favorite compost starters -- and they'll be yours, too
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Make sure your lawn survives the winter with this guide

These winter lawn care tips will ensure your grass is green come spring