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4 Tips to Plan a Bountiful Garden

(Family Features) Whether you're a novice just learning to cultivate a magical display or an avid gardener with years of experience, early planning can help bring this year's garden to life.

7 expert tips to make sure your lawn is healthy and beautiful

(BPT) - Believe it or not, mowing season is now upon us. And depending on where you live, you may have less time to prepare than you think. Making sure your lawn stays healthy, green and beautiful …

3 money-saving tips for creating an eco-friendly lawn & garden

(BPT) - More and more Americans enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking for ways to achieve their backyarding goals without breaking the bank.Licensed landscape contractor, author and TV …

Beyond catnip: 7 safe, cat-friendly plants to have at home

Wag! compiled a list of seven plants that are nontoxic and fun for cats to chew and play with, especially if they don't react well to catnip.   
Create Beautiful, Inviting Outdoor Spaces
(Family Features) Whether you're looking to enhance your front yard, backyard, porch or patio space, consider these easy and affordable ways to spruce up your outdoor oasis.
Attract Backyard Birds with the Right Seeds
(Family Features) Knowing what kinds of seeds different birds like can help you attract a variety of fine feathered friends to your feeders.
Garden expert approved: New trends and plants for 2023
(BPT) - No matter where you live or how green your thumb, you can enjoy the beauty and bounty of gardening at home. Now is the ideal time to plan a spring garden that will be the envy of the …
Natural inspiration: 5 ways to maximize the goodness of gardening
-(BPT) - Did you know gardening can have a significant, positive impact on people's lives? During the pandemic, 18 million new gardeners turned to their outdoor spaces to relieve the stress and …
Are you making these 5 common spring lawn care mistakes?
(BPT) - Longer days and bountiful sunshine mean the outdoor season has arrived. As excited as you may be to enjoy the fresh air out on your lawn, there are several spring lawn care tasks to complete …

Outdoor Living Trends for 2023

(BPT) - According to leading real estate website Zillow, a functional outdoor space is the most sought-after amenity among today’s homebuyers. For homeowners looking to make the most of their …

Partnering with the pros: How to get your lawn ready for spring

(BPT) - If you enjoy time at home these days, you’re not alone. According to TruGreen’s new survey conducted in collaboration with OnePoll, 69% of Americans spend more time at home than …

5 unexpected ways lawns benefit our communities

(BPT) - Lawns are seemingly everywhere and while you may take them for granted, they're actually hard-working members of an ecosystem benefitting urban and suburban spaces in multiple ways. If lawns …

More home and garden ideas
(BPT) - If your region faces the risk of wildfires during the hot, dry summer months, you may already have an emergency plan in place. But once the danger has passed, there is a list of things you …
(BPT) - After years of home improvement enthusiasm, homeowners are approaching renovations differently. Inflation means projects cost more, but rather than shelving their home improvement dreams, …