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Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

Herbs like mint, chives, lemongrass, parsley, and basil are easy to go indoors. They add fresh air, life, and color to any room in your home. These herbs can start from cuttings, seeds, and young plants dug from a garden. So, if you’re looking for the easiest herbs to grow indoors, it’s vital to pick…

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Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow In Your Backyard

Nothing compares to eating fruit picked right from your own tree. Whether you live in warm or cold climate and have a large back yard or no outdoor space at all, this guide is your key to maintain the best fruit trees. On This Page: Best Fruit Trees for Warm Climates While growing fruit trees…

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Best Grass for Clay and Sandy Soil

To grow a lush and vibrant lawn, it is important to understand the unique composition of your soil. There are six different soil types: clay, sandy, silty, peaty, chalky and loamy. Each type retains and distributes moisture and nutrients differently, which can have drastic effects on your lawn. If you already know the soil type…

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Best Types of Mulch

With all the choices out there, how do you pick the best mulch? It all comes down to requirements, budget, and taste. From mainstay favorite shredded hardwood to dramatic colored stone, these humble heroes of the home landscape not only look great, but they also reduce weeding and water loss, improve the quality of your…

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Best Garden Vegetables to Grow

HomeAdvisor’s Best Garden Vegetables Guide details a few vegetables good for alternative gardening settings. The nine plants chosen to be the most suitable for odd gardens were picked based on their required maintenance level, yield, and plant size. Vegetables best to grow in raised beds are carrots, kale, and potatoes. The best vegetables for container…

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Best Grass for Dogs

Man’s best friend doesn’t have to be your lawn’s worst enemy. If you are in the process of choosing the type of seed or sod to put down and have a dog or may adopt one in the future, you should consider the best type grass for dogs. Our guide can help you find the…

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Best Wood for Planters and Raised Beds

Wood is the most cost-efficient material for raised garden boxes. It is an effective and easy to install solution to create lovely raised beds and planters for your back yard. And, although wood won’t last forever, it can definitely last for 10 or more years before it needs to be replaced. On This Page: Best…

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Best Trees for Your Yard

Planting trees in your yard can provide you and your family with beautiful views and ample shade for the hottest summer days. We’ve identified fifteen popular types of trees suitable for various purposes to fit any size of yard. Nine trees were cited as the best small trees for small yards, those being birch, crabapple,…

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Landscaping For Increased Curb Appeal

7 Projects to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Given the amount of time we spend inside our homes, it’s no surprise it’s where we spend the bulk of our remodeling dollars. But neglecting your home’s exterior can leave it looking tired and rundown. Here are four projects that will boost your home’s curb appeal and ensure the outside of your home looks as…

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