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101 Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Your Home (Photos)

Welcome to our backyard ideas page where we feature access hundreds of outdoor living spaces including decks, patios, balconies, porches, verandas, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, gardens, plants, flowers, gazebos and other structures and more. To date we’ve nearly covered everything imaginable for backyards and landscaping, but we’ll likely come up with more so be sure …

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12 Common Problems Growing Garlic (and How to Fix Them)

Garlic is rarely planted by new gardeners because planting bulbs is often seen as more complicated than planting seeds.  Once you learn how to plant garlic, however, it can even easier than planting seeds.  Garlic is one of the best plants to learn about planting with bulbs and slips.  In addition to producing edible bulbs …

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How to Grow a Thyme Plant Indoors (Step-by-Step Guide)

Introducing the Thyme Plant! Thymus vulgaris, or better known as garden thyme or common thyme, is one of those essential herbs that nearly every cook will have in their pantry or herb garden. Part of the lamiaceae (mint) botanical family, thyme is one of the easiest herbs to cultivate either indoors or outdoors. They have …

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15 Unusual Uses for Basil (it’s not just for pesto)

Basil is one of the easiest and fastest-growing herbs in many herb gardens, making it a top choice for many home gardeners.  The plant is known for rapid growth, and it comes in many varieties, including cinnamon and spicy Thai basil.   While basil is used in a lot of Italian and Southeast Asian dishes, …

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21 Common Types of Tropical Houseplants You Should Know (with Photos)

If you live in year-round humidity like I do then you’re already one step closer to feeling like you’re in the tropics. But tropical houseplants add something extra to your home. Tropical plants are easy to maintain indoors if you know what they need whether that’s sunlight, water, or insects. And according to research, maybe …

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How to prevent bugs from killing your strawberry plants (all options)

There are so many ways to ensure that we harvest beautiful strawberries that insects haven’t eaten, beginning with companion plants. Other preventative measures include covering our strawberry rows using floating row covers during the warm months. We can spray our plants with a DIY solution created with water and garlic or chili pepper(among others.) Prevent …

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10 Secrets for Growing More Flavorful Onions

Growing onions is a simple process because they actually thrive in cool weather. Onions are typically sown in the early part of the springtime and harvested in the late part of the summer. When it comes to growing onions, whether you begin with seeds, sets, or seedlings, there are a few best practices that may make …

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25 Houseplants that Are Near Impossible to Kill

Maybe you’re thinking about setting up an indoor garden to liven up your home or to create a relaxing retreat. Whatever your reason is, you want to get some houseplants that won’t succumb to neglect or over-watering. We’ll help you by sharing some of the most robust plants you can add to your space. 1. …

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How to properly transplant houseplants outside (Plus 6 costly mistakes to avoid)

So you’ve successfully reared the baby seedlings that you’ve grown indoors since germination and you’re ready to transplant them into the garden. Or you went the easier route and got some potted plants from the garden center and you’re ready to put those into the ground. Learn how to transplant your plants and make sure …

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15 Different Houseplants that Climb (and how to care for each one)

There are many different species of climbing houseplants, so how do you know which one is best for you? Check out this list of unique vining and climbing houseplants so you can add a luscious aesthetic to your space. 1. Pothos (Scindapsus aureus) The pothos is one of the most prolific climbing houseplants. This luscious …

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How to Grow a Chive Plant Indoors! (It’s Easy)

Introducing the Chive Plant! Today we’re talking about chive plants. It can be so frustrating going to the grocery story, searching for those little plastic packets filled with bent chives only to find that half of them are browning. There is an easy solution to this problem: growing chives indoors in your own personal windowsill …

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How to Grow a Rosemary Plant Indoors (What to do and mistakes to avoid)

Introducing Rosemary! We’ve all heard the song by Simon & Garfunkel about the essential herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. What they didn’t tell us in the song, however, is the fact that rosemary plants can be surprisingly tricky to grow indoors! Rosemary seeds tend to have a pretty low germination rate, they are slow …

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How to Bring a Dead Basil Plant Back to Life (Yes, it’s possible)

Basil is a popular herb and the plants are not particularly sensitive. However, any plant can be affected by things in the environment, or the way it is treated, and wither and die. If you notice your basil plant dying, take note of what may be wrong and how to bring it back to life. …

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How to Grow Basil in a Raised Garden Bed (Including What Not To Do)

Growing basil in a raised bed is easier than you think. Basil is a hardy herb that adds both lush greenery and a sweet fragrance to your outdoor garden. It is an herb you almost don’t want to harvest because its scent is as stunning as its leaves. You change your mind after you have …

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How to Grow Basil from Cuttings (Works Every Time)

Growing herbs is usually done in small to medium pots on kitchen windowsills. Sometimes a kitchen will have an herb wall in which small pots of herbs grow on a frame into which the pots fit. Other homeowners plant their herbs in raised beds like their flowers. Either way, you can plant basil from seeds …

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Are Coffee Grounds Good For Growing Basil? Everything You Need to Know

So you’re growing your own basil and want to know if you can use spent coffee grounds as fertilizer. Short answer: Yep, using coffee grounds to aid basil growth is a great idea!!  Read to learn why. I used spent coffee grounds and tea bags for some extra zip when I grew African violets. You’ll …

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What Size of Yard Makes a Ride-on Lawnmower Worth It?

A riding lawn mower will take a lot of work to keep your lawn tidy. However, do you really need one? There are many sizes of riding lawn mowers, and some are gas-powered, while you power others with rechargeable batteries. Professionals recommend having three-quarters of an acre before considering a ride-on lawnmower. Even then, if …

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