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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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    Here’s How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas

    If your hydrangea blooms are pink instead of blue—or vice versa—there's a way to get the color you want. Here's...


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    How to Use a Gas Grill

    Gas grilling is as easy as turning a knob, but you may not be taking advantage of all the grill's...


    The Perfect Houseplant for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

    Not sure what houseplant to add to your collection next? Let the stars be your guide!


    64 Low-Carb Recipes You’ll Want to Grill All Summer Long

    It’s easy to stick to your low-carb diet with the help of your grill. Bonus: these dinners, sides and apps...


    Professional Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Grilling Tricks

    Summertime and the cooking's easy. Just follow these surefire tips to flame-broiled heaven.


    Gardening with Kids: A Guide to Backyard Tasks for Every Age

    Everybody can get in on the backyard fun with our seasonal guide to kids garden chores. From spring planting to...


    The Best Charcoal Grill to Buy in 2020, According to Our Test Kitchen

    There's no comparison to the smoky flavor of meat cooked over charcoal, and if you can't get enough, it might...


    These Easy-to-Make Wipes Will Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

    You only need a roll of paper towels and a few natural ingredients to make these bug-fighting wipes.

    7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants

    Your flower beds aren't living up to that gardening magazine ideal? You may be making one of these common perennial...


    DIY Container Garden for Hummingbirds

    Learn how to plant a container garden to attract hummingbirds to your backyard.


    13 Perennial Vines Your Garden Can’t Go Without

    Add perennial vines to your landscape for gorgeous, vertical beauty that lasts for years. Here's a closer look at plants...


    Here’s How to Prune Hydrangeas for the Perfect Summer Bloom

    Ready to learn how to prune hydrangeas? Here's the best way to care for these stunning shrubs.


    16 Outdoor Games to Play This Summer

    No summer is complete without outdoor games. Enjoy the sun and have some fun out there!


    The Do’s and Don’ts of Growing Hostas

    Everyone with shade in their garden knows the value of hostas, but not everyone knows how to landscape with these...


    Chives: How to Grow, Harvest and Use Chives

    If your only experience with chives is buying them at the store, it's time to learn about growing this herb...


    10 Products That Keep Bugs Away from Your Outdoor Eats

    Whether you're looking for mosquito repellent or wasp traps, we found the best way to keep your outdoor gathering bug-free.

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    10 Ideas for Growing an Edible Landscape

    Incorporate tasty fruits, herbs and vegetables into edible home landscaping.


    Forcing Rhubarb: This Growing Technique Will Give You Sweeter Rhubarb

    This technique is well-known across the pond, but may be less familiar to gardeners in the US. Learn what forcing...


    How to Regrow Green Onions

    While we're all spending more time at home lately, why not learn a few new ways to turn your kitchen...


    10 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Father’s Day

    Father's Day is right around the corner! Whether Dad's a do-it-yourself kind of guy, or he just enjoys spending time...


    How to Prune Herbs (And Why You Definitely Should)

    Learn how to prune herbs to keep your plants thriving!

    8 Flower Subscriptions Perfect for You (or Your Best Bud)

    Need an easy way to cheer up your home (or your BFF)? Try a flower subscription box! These companies ship...


    The Fastest Growing Indoor Herb Plants to Start Today

    You can add fresh herbs to your cooking all the time with an indoor herb garden. If you're looking to...


    The Best Gardening Gear for Kids

    It's time to get started in the backyard! We found the best kids gardening tools for your budding gardener.


    What You Need to Know About Buying Potted Herbs at Big-Box Stores

    Read this before starting a kitchen herb garden!


    50 Healthy Ways to Use Up Your Garden’s Bumper Crop

    We know that when your garden gets going, you're often left with a bumper crop of zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and...


    13 Vegetables That Grow in Record Time

    Master Gardeners reveal the fastest growing veggies—plus a few foods you can grow without seeds!