Outdoor Living

Let the sunshine in with our favorite outdoor living ideas, including ways to decorate your patio and easy grilling tips and guides to host the best backyard parties.

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    How to Keep Flies Away from Your Porch and Patio

    You can learn how to keep flies away with a bar of Irish Spring, according to a viral Facebook post.

    Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

    Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your...


    This S’mores Charcuterie Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

    Swap out the cheese and crackers for toasty marshmallows and chocolate with a s'mores charcuterie board.


    People Are Growing ‘Alzheimer’s Gardens’ That Help Trigger Memories—a...

    Healing happens outside too. Learn how to plant a healing garden for outdoor therapy anytime.


    How to Grow and Care for a Gloriosa Lily

    Wondering if a gloriosa lily is a good plant for your garden? Get expert growing tips, plus discover what's important...

    How to Host an Epic Christmas in July Party

    Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say! Learn how to celebrate this summer with a Christmas in July party
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    Gardeners Share Their Best Container Garden Ideas

    Experienced gardeners share their greatest container garden ideas, from helpful plant design tips to how to keep your patio clean.

    Bloomerang Lilac: Your Guide to This Fragrant Reblooming Lilac

    Enjoy three seasons (yes—three!) of beautiful and aromatic lilacs. Our guide to Bloomerang lilacs shows how to plant and care...


    20 Amazing Ideas That Will Turn Your Backyard into an Oasis

    Get your home ready for endless backyard entertaining this summer with our best decor ideas—many of which can be done...


    How to Attract Bluebirds: Tips and FAQs

    Bluebirds are beautiful—it's easy to see why people are interested in attracting them. We’ve got easy tips and answers on...


    The Best Plants for Your Shady Garden

    Gardeners are not doomed to boring, colorless plants for shady areas. Today’s shade garden plants are more colorful and interesting...

    How to Grow a Hanging Herb Garden in a Shoe Organizer

    This hanging herb garden is a simple and adorable way to get your hands in the dirt this summer!


    If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

    It could save your mail person from being stung by a wasp!


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    How to Prune Azaleas

    Azaleas are loved for their splashes of springtime color when in bloom, and they're also easy to care for. Find...


    This Gardener Figured Out How to Propagate Potatoes from Store-Bought Spuds

    You can grow spuds in the garden—and it's surprisingly easy to learn how. This TikTok gardener will explain it all.


    6 Ways You Can Help Save the Bees

    Help the declining pollinator population and become a bee champion.