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Garden Trellis Ideas, Types, and DIYs for the Home Gardener

Simply put, garden trellises serve as a support for climbing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. But trellises are more than purely functional. They also provide a decorative backdrop for outdoor greenery and when strategically placed, can provide privacy on a patio or deck. Here we’ll cover trellis ideas, plus the trellis types available for purchase at garden retailers and a few DIY options as well. Why use a trellis? A trellis keeps your plants off the […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts from the Garden: 6 Clever DIY Ideas for Containers

Thinking about a gift for Mother’s Day? All moms love handmade gifts so why not craft a DIY garden container and pop in her favorite blooming plants? See below for our curated list of clever DIY container gifts sure to delight a mother, daughter, or a special woman in your life. Build-Your-Own Wooden Wheelbarrow: This handcrafted gardening project from My Outdoor Plans is made of wood, so it’s a bit more challenging to create, but […]

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Top Lucky Bamboo Care Tips & Tricks

Lucky bamboo is an indoor houseplant that brings an exotic, “Far East” feel to your home. Easily thriving in water or potting soil, this hardy plant can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Here we’ll cover how to care for lucky bamboo. What is Lucky Bamboo? Lucky bamboo resembles bamboo, but it is actually a member of the dracaena family (dracaena sanderiana). Sometimes called ribbon dracaena, ribbon plant, Chinese water bamboo, or friendship bamboo, […]

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The Best Indoor Flowering Plants to Brighten Up Your Home

Indoor flowering plants bring a bright, cheerful note to a bookshelf, side table, kitchen counter; most any room in your home. If you’re looking for a beautiful bloomer to add a splash of color to your interior, see our suggestions below. Flowering Maple Flowering maple (Abutilon striatum) is a tropical plant that grows indoors to the size of a small shrub or miniature tree. The flowering maple is not related to the maple tree but […]

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Lawn Renovation

A beautiful, lush lawn is the goal of most homeowners. You can create a greener, healthier lawn by encouraging new growth with a spring lawn renovation. Plus, a lawn renovation has many benefits including eliminating weeds that compete for the same turf. Spring is the best time to do a lawn renovation because your grass is just waking up from its winter ‘sleep’ And will be hungry for water and nutrients. Step 1 – Get […]

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Handy Bathroom Shower Caulking Tips and How-Tos

You clean your shower often so why does it still look dingy? Could it be that little space where the floor meets the tile wall? Over time, that thin strip of bright white caulk can start to turn an icky, brownish-yellow color. Follow these shower caulking tips and how-to’s and you’ll enjoy a beautifully refreshed, cleaner-looking shower in no time! Why the Discoloration? Caulk is frequently exposed to water and moisture. It’s an ideal place […]

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Popular Small Indoor Plants and How to Care for Them

Do you love growing plants indoors but have an apartment, small office, or tiny space to keep them? Here we’ll cover favorite small indoor plants and how to help them thrive in small spaces. What kinds of small indoor plants can I grow? Below are nine junior-sized indoor plants that take up little space. Plus, these littles are easy to grow – Air Plant Air Plant – When fully grown the air plant resembles an […]

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Quick Tips & Tricks to Style Your Indoor Plants

Are your houseplants ho-hum? Could they use a makeover? A new pot or the just right accessory can take your favorite indoor plants from pretty good to gorgeous. Here we’ll cover plant styling tips including location, display, and color. Places and Spaces – Where to Display Your Indoor Plants Living Room A large, eye-catching plant on the living room floor or atop a console adds texture and a touch of ‘green’ to a social space. […]

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Fixes for the Most Common Succulent Pests and Diseases

Succulents include a wide range of fleshy-leaved plants and cactuses. And considering that they’re nearly foolproof to grow, they’re an excellent choice for first-time gardeners. If your plant is looking less than healthy, succulent pests and diseases could be the problem. See our tips and how-tos to detect and remedy succulent problems, below. What are the most common succulent pests and diseases? Most common pests – Scale looks like a white cottony covering or tiny […]

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How to Find The Best Shower Curtain for Your Bath

A shower curtain may seem like an afterthought, but they serve an important purpose as well. Shower curtains protect the bathroom floor from wayward sprays and drips. Here we’ll cover how to find the best shower curtain for your bath. How does a shower curtain differ from a shower liner? A shower curtain hangs outside the tub. Although it does shield the area surrounding the tub from water somewhat, it is mainly used for decorative […]

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