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Landscaping with Evergreens

Our 10 regional gardening contributors share their favorite tips for growing evergreens in the home landscape.

Ideas

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a great outdoor living space.

Growing Herbs in Containers

Growing Herbs in Containers

Raising culinary herbs and other edibles in containers makes it simpler to grow and harvest what you need.

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Grow Flowers That Attract Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Grow Flowers That Attract Butterflies and Other Pollinators

With the right plants, your butterfly garden will have something for everyone — bountiful color for you, ample nectar for winged visitors!

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Front Foundation Landscaping Ideas

Front Foundation Landscaping Ideas

Ready to plant in front of your home? You don’t have to settle for a row of shrubs. Try planting a foundation landscape with flair.

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Create a Container Garden on a Tree Stump

Create a Container Garden on a Tree Stump

Turn an eyesore into a mini garden. A tree stump provides the perfect pedestal for a container garden.

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Hide a Chain-link Fence: 4 Regional Garden Plans

Hide a Chain-link Fence: 4 Regional Garden Plans

Disguise a chain-link fence with landscaping. Four garden plans offer solutions for Northwest, North-Central, Southeast, and Desert Southwest yards.

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Vacation-proof Your Plants

Vacation-proof Your Plants

Going on vacation? It doesn’t have to spell doom for your container gardens. Here are ways to protect potted plants while you’re away.

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Growing Annuals in Containers: 10 Regional Takes

Growing Annuals in Containers

Annuals are a must-have when it comes to container gardening. See what each of our 10 regional gardening experts has created.

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Curbside Garden 4 Ways

Curbside Garden 4 Ways

Landscape that forlorn space between street and sidewalk. Four garden plans are customized for Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, and North-Central yards.

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Hydrangea 101

Hydrangea 101

Looking for a dependable plant with loads of eye appeal? Hydrangea’s got the size and presence of a shrub but the bountiful blooms of an annual.

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Revive a Tired Garden in Summer

Revive a Tired Garden in Summer

Does your garden start to look a bit faded by the middle of summer? Hot weather can do that, but you can revive a tired garden with these tips.

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Plant a Front Flowerbed

Plant a Front Flowerbed

Brighten your front entry with a welcoming bed of annual flowers. You can plant it in a day and enjoy it all summer long.

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Easy Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes

Easy Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes

Exercise your creative powers by decorating a hanging basket or window box. Copy these simple ideas or use them to fire your imagination.

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How-Tos

Get outdoors, clean up and wake up your landscape with these projects.

How to Build a Retaining Wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall

Give your plain landscape a stunning makeover with a block retaining wall.

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Deadhead to Keep Your Flowers Blooming

Deadhead to Keep Your Flowers Blooming

Learn how to deadhead and pinch back for a better-looking and better-performing plant.

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Better Living Design in the Landscape

Better Living Design in the Landscape

Inviting and inclusive are ways to describe a universal design landscape that can be enjoyed and used by all. Keep these points in mind when planning your landscape.

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Soil and Soil Amendments Guide

Soil and Soil Amendments Guide

Learn about different soil types and the amendments you can add to improve the structure, drainage and moisture retention of your soil.

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Drip Irrigation System Buying Guide

Drip Irrigation System Buying Guide

A drip irrigation system lets you make the most of your water to maintain the plants around your home.

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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

Wondering how to kill pests in the lawn and garden without synthetic chemicals? Use this guide to learn alternative pest control methods.

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