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5 Fun Family Yard Projects for Labor Day

August 28, 2015

As a homeowner, a three-day weekend represents the opportunity to tackle outdoor home-improvement projects. But that doesn’t mean you and your family have to forego fun in favor of productivity. This Labor Day Weekend, why not try combining family time with work time by involving the whole family in a series of enjoyable jobs to…

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5 plants anyone can grow

5 Plants Anyone Can Grow

April 19, 2015

Not everyone has a green thumb, but everyone can appreciate the delight that comes from growing and nurturing a plant — whether it’s a perennial flower, a vivacious herb, or a steady succulent. But some plants don’t require the experience and skill of an expert gardener, they just need a place to grow and a…

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How to Create an Outdoor Retreat

July 07, 2013

Turning the great outdoors (aka your backyard) into a serene getaway is all about the extras. While good anchor pieces (like patio furniture, a picnic table, and a barbecue) will have friends scrambling for an invite over, the right accents are what will make them wish they never had to leave. Here are a few…

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Spring Gardening

5 Tips to Get Your Garden Spruced For Spring

March 08, 2013 2

We don’t think we’re imagining it (and indulge us if we are): The temperature’s rising. The ground’s beginning to thaw. The first signs of growth are starting to appear on the trees. It can only mean one thing — hello spring! While it’s too early to officially start gardening, (many plants and vegetables won’t survive…

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