Lawn & Garden Info & Inspiration

Nothing is more exciting and fun than laying out and decorating your lawn and garden area. Will you have a flower bed? Maybe an artificial stream and pond would be nice. The ideas are endless, and we’ve gathered tons of them for you below as well as discussion topics about how to achieve your goals. Have fun and go wild.

poisonous flowers

6 Poisonous Flowers That People Grow for Some Ridiculous Reason

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Growing poisonous flowers is getting increasingly popular in backyards and flower beds these days. People are always looking for options that are not only visually captivating but also […]

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How to Grow Brussels Sprouts for a Top-Tier & Tasty Harvest

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Knowing how to grow brussels sprouts is a piece of cake. We'll walk you through every step and once it's in your head, you'll never need to refer […]

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How to Grow Basil & Maximize Your Flavorful Harvest

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Knowing how to grow basil means you can open up an entire vista of flavor and options in your own cooking. Basil is a well known herb, an […]

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How to Grow Cucumbers the Right Way

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Cucumbers are famously known as a green vegetable, but they are actually a fruit (yes, you read that right). Knowing how to grow cucumbers opens up an entire culinary […]

How to Make an Herb Spiral Garden & Why You Should Do It!

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An herb spiral is created in an area where you want to plant a ton of herb plants, but you don't have a lot of space. The spiral […]

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Dwarf Umbrella Tree: The Houseplant You Were Looking For

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The dwarf umbrella tree is one of the many species of the Schefflera plant. This dwarf variation, as the name suggests, is a small plant that can be […]

edible berry bushes

5 Edible Berry Bushes That Keep on Giving Flavor

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Edible berry bushes are getting increasingly popular in backyards these days. People are looking for fruit-bearing plants that not only look attractive all season but are also easy […]

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8 Climbing Vegetables That Thrive on the Vine

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Growing climbing vegetables at home can be a healthy and cost-effective way of preparing nutritious meals at home. Vegetables are a great source of fiber and vitamins and […]

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The DIY Wattle Fence Guide - How to Build & Preserve

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Knowing how to build a wattle fence is a small hurdle between you and a beautiful and natural DIY barrier whenever you'd like it to be. Do you […]

types of ferns

11 Types of Ferns, Indoor & Outdoor, to Liven Up Your Space

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While there's countless more types of ferns, we'll introduce you to the 11 most common, available, or exciting ones so you can creatively decorate your patio, flowerbeds, and […]

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5 Fence Alternatives That Innovate on the Traditional Style

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People look for fence alternatives typically for the same reasons. Mainly we want something a bit more creative and less plain around the boundary of our property. This […]

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4 Alternatives to Underground Sprinkler Systems for Lush Lawns

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Alternatives to underground sprinkler systems are convenient and less expensive, at the trade-off of a little manual intervention. While we'd like the real deal, perhaps we can't afford […]

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How to Kill a Tree Stump: 4 DIY Ways to Remove it for Good

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You don't need to be a specialist to know how to kill a tree stump. Anyone can whip up a homemade tree stump killer and engage in DIY […]

11 Types of Willow Trees to Provide Shade & Enhance Your Yard

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There was a time when we didn’t even know these existed, let alone hundreds of types of willow trees. So when you realize that there are 400 species […]

elderberry bush

How to Grow Elderberries: It's Super Easy!

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Lots of people want to know how to grow elderberries lately. When compared with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, elderberries are a much lesser-known fruit. This is surprising […]

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9 Types of Cactus to Bring Beauty & Interest Into Your Home

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Browsing the numerous types of cactus plants that you could have in your home can be such an inspiring experience. You get to see what’s available, and choose […]

How to Kill Cactus Growth in Your Yard (With or Without Chemicals)

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I talk to a lot of people who are looking for advice on how to keep their cactus alive, but every now and then somebody needs to know […]

6 Plants That Repel Ants Outdoors & Inside Your Home

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It’s nice out, you want to enjoy your patio, but you can’t help but notice a never-ending stream of ants crawling around. Sometimes, you’ll feel a little ticket […]

10 Plants That Repel Mosquitos in Your Yard & Indoors

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Plants that repel mosquitos are a big piece of the puzzle, but there’s more you can do, too, beyond just growing plants that keep mosquitos away. In some […]

4 Sandbag Alternatives & When to Use Each Type

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Sandbag alternatives are a go-to way to keep floodwaters away from homes due to the issues with sandbags themselves. Sandbags are relatively quick and easy to make on […]

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How to Propagate Succulents Without Being Disappointed

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The succulent community will give you countless tips about how to propagate succulents but here’s the big secret about propagating succulents: most methods will work just fine! For […]

harvesting potatoes

How & When To Harvest Potatoes Like an Expert Farmer

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Before you start digging, you need to know exactly when to harvest potatoes. There's a too soon, a too late, and the proper methodology. If you're like many […]

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7 Plants That Repel Fleas & Provide Secondary Benefits You'll Love

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Imagine your home; your sanctuary being invaded by tiny nasty fleas just waiting to attack. Although they can't fly, these little creatures can certainly jump (up to 7" […]

14 Plants That Repel Spiders Indoors & Outdoors With Little Effort

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We know spiders aren't only good for the environment but are necessary. Without them our entire ecosystem will go haywire. But there's two things none of us want […]

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How to Save a Dying Tree: Easy Tree Health Success

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It's a rare event that a tree gets sick. If you're wondering how to save a dying tree, you're one of the unlucky, but it's not a random […]

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0-20-20 Fertilizer: Why Zero Nitrogen Mixes Reign Supreme

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There's endless fertilizer mixes, and that's because differing garden plants and flowers benefit from varying ratios and amounts of the three main macronutrients they need. These macronutrients are […]

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Fertilizer Numbers: What N-P-K Numbers Mean

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Every gardener likely remembers having to ask the question of what the heck these fertilizer numbers are on the front of the bags. We can usually figure things […]

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Natural Spider Repellent: 9 Safe Spider Deterrents for Your Home & Yard

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There are certain times of the year that the spiders go crazy spinning their webs, and no, I don’t mean around Halloween. I understand these critters contribute to […]

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How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats - Quickly & Permanently

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As you can guess, I'm writing about how to get rid of fungus gnats because it's a plan I'm enacting right now. I realized it last night as […]

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21 Plants That Repel Ticks: Fresh Smells We Love & Ticks Hate!

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I've been planning some flower beds around trees (less weed-eating around big roots!) and next to the house and figured I should use some plants that repel ticks. […]

Best Time to Plant Fruit Trees By Season & Type

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A few months ago my brother and I gave our annual gift to our mom, which is another tree for her small orchard. She was saying that she […]

Where Do Spider Mites Come From? (Prevention Tips & More)

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Everyone has dealt with spider mites at one time or another. You'll finally remember to water your plants on the front porch or back patio, wait patiently while […]

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Maggots in Compost: Good or Bad? Here's What to Do

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I imagine your story is similar to mine. One year after I had my first vegetable garden I decided I'd start saving nutritious food waste to turn into […]

Perlite vs. Vermiculite: What's the Difference? (& How to Use Each)

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I was at Home Depot this weekend for some various items when I remembered that the plants on my front porch are established enough in their pots to […]

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31 Fence Ideas for Privacy, Boundaries, & Unique Designs

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Executing on the right yard fence ideas is the key to establishing the boundaries of your property, creating privacy if desired, and having a complementary fence design that […]

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28 Apartment Garden Ideas That Will Activate Your Green Thumb

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Building an apartment garden is no easy task. You're either going to build indoors, which can be tricky due to lighting, or you're going to do it in […]