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Trees are an excellent way to add shade to your yard, add value to your land or just to add a little curb appeal to your home. Trees don't have to be an expensive investment. Use our tips to find the best trees on a budget. Budget-friendly trees can be found through nature programs or arboretums.

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Tree Deals: How to Score Some Shade on a Budget

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Adding trees to your front yard instantly adds value to your land as well as shade and privacy! Conifers are some of the best trees to plant because they are low maintenance and offer year round color. Flip through our gallery of conifers that range in size.

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The Best Conifers for Your Yard

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You don't need a super bright room for house plants to thrive! These varieties of indoor plants love low-light conditions. Try some of our favorites, such as pothos, parlor palm, Boston fern, English Ivy, and more to add color, beauty, and a bit of greenery indoors.

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Indoor Plants for Low Light

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Hot summer days call for plants that love warm, sunny weather! Keep your garden colorful even on scorching days with flowers such as angel’s trumpet, canna, salvia, and more. These beautiful plants are perfect for container gardens that are in areas with hot temperatures.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

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These perennial vines are an excellent addition to any garden or landscape. Check our our favorites that are very low maintenance and will brings lots of color throughout their growing season. Two of our favorites include the sweet potato vine and purple leaf grape.

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The Best Perennial Vines for Your Garden

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If you are creating a window box, container garden or just a flower bed and need help deciding which annuals to plant together, we have you covered! Our expert gardeners weighed in on what annuals go well together in a variety of planting conditions. See pretty color combinations to get you inspired!

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Top Annual Plant Pairings

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Get instant inspiration for your garden and yard landscaping with these amazing before and after photos! See what you can do with plants, shrubs, stone, concrete and patio furniture to create an awesome outdoor space to eat, drink, relax and garden in.

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Before-and-After Garden Makeovers

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You'll definitely want to add these beautiful blooming houseplants to your home’s decor. From African violet to hibiscus to a peace lily, these are our favorite flowers and plants to grow inside.

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24 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants

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Learn everything you need to know about growing heathers and heaths. These colorful, low maintenance grasses fit perfectly in nearly any garden or lawn. Add a bit of color and height to your garden with heathers and heaths. Learn what conditions they grow best in, how to care and water for them and how to transplant them if needed.

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How to Grow Heathers and Heaths

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Spend less than $15 on this DIY outdoor concrete table or stool. You can use these stools as plant stands around your home or you can store it outside for added decoration.

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DIY-ify: Outdoor Concrete Table/Stool for under $15

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Summer has arrived and now it's time to choose beautiful blooms to carry you through the season. Your flower bed will look like a rainbow of color with our favorite summer-blooming shrubs. Choose from a few of these shrubs for low-maintenance plants that add variety and interest to any garden.

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The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs

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Find out everything you need to know about weeds in your garden and lawn. This complete guide to weeds helps you get rid of weeds and prevent weeds. Steer clear of dandelions and other common garden weeds so you can have a beautiful lawn!

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Weed Identification Guide

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If you love growing plants indoors, you may be on the hunt for the perfect plant grow light. We can help you figure out what type of plant grow light you need, whether it be high-intensity discharge (HID) lights, high-intensity fluorescent grow lights, or traditional fluorescent grow lights. Find out how to determine the right light wattage with our formula.

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Plant Grow Lights: Which Kind to Choose

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If you live in the Pacific Northwest, use this list of the 15 best native plants for your region to create the garden of your dreams. You’ll find these flowers and plants are easy to care for in the climate and environment you live in.

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15 Top Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

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Don’t miss out on beautiful blooms this autumn! Fall mums are a great choice for adding color in cooler weather. Chrysanthemums are versatile, are available as annuals or perennials, and can be planted in containers. Also, find out our instructions for growing mums, and what varieties, shapes, and types of mums to know.

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Fall Mums: Your Ultimate Care Guide

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There are several essential garden tools you need, but we’ve found a way to get the top must-have items for free (or a low cost). Here are the best garden tools you can buy or make in no time.

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25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools

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Learn how to grow your own mushrooms for garden fresh produce to use in recipes or salads! Our tips for planting, growing, caring for and harvesting mushrooms will produce the best results. See the best conditions and soil to plant your mushrooms, how often to water and weed them and when to harvest them.

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How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

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Make your garden smell amazing with these flower ideas. These different flowers look gorgeous and are easy to take care of. Plant these flowers by your front door so everyone who stops by smells your colorful flowers.

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The Best Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden

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Find inspiration with these clever garden and landscaping edging ideas. Try using brick in a diagonal pattern for a pretty domino effect, using concrete to make pretty curved edging, or using classic flagstone garden edging. Don’t forget about rock, cobblestone, or even using low-growing plants as garden edging! We also love using clever and creative recycled-bottle edging.

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Garden and Landscaping Edging Ideas

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If you’re new to gardening but are craving homegrown veggies, don’t fear! We have the tips and tricks you need to easily grow a bountiful harvest. Start small, so that you don’t get overwhelmed or end up with too much produce. Choose a spot that will best accommodate your garden – you’ll want lots of sun and water, as well as plenty of good soil. There are many varieties of vegetables, and each has different methods of care required, so be aware of the best way to care for your plants.

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How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

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If you want to create a beautiful butterfly garden, you need to check out our top plants to attract butterflies. In addition to having pretty blooms, these flowers will draw in those captivating insects. Try growing butterfly weed if you love Monarch butterflies, or attract a variety of butterflies with other gorgeous flowers we’ve picked!

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Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden

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With lavender, there is lots to love. Beautiful color, lovely scent, deer and bunny resistant, drought tolerant, and more - this plant is a powerhouse. It’s no wonder so many people want to grow this awesome flower! Find out what type of lavender you should grow in your yard or garden.

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A Gardener's Guide to Lavender

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If you’re looking for low-maintenance perennials, this article is a must-read. We’re sharing our favorite perennial flowers that are easy to grow in a small or big garden. Use this guide to plan your stunning backyard landscaping.

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Easy to Grow Perennials

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Spring flowers are a welcome relief after cold winter days. If you're ready to see flowers as soon as possible, try growing beautiful blooms like pansies, hellebore, bloodroot, lilacs, daffodils, or tulips. Your yard or garden will be alive with color right after the winter season!

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21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

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Growing vegetables in containers is easier than you might think! Get fresh produce in your backyard, big or small, by following these amazing gardening tips. Even small spaces can grow vegetables, and we’re proving it with these container gardening ideas.

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Growing Vegetables in Containers

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