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Yard and lawn care is an important part of maintaining a home. Learn about landscaping and get yard tips and advice from the experts at HowStuffWorks.

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Gardening for Beginners: Tips for First-Timers

Even if you've never gardened before, it's easy to add some plants to your yard in five easy steps.

5 Amazing Backyard Waterfalls

Creative waterfalls for yards of all shapes and sizes.

5 Tips on Eco-friendly Lawn Care

Are you landscaping methods hurting the environment? Keep reading to discover new tips and tricks on eco-friendly lawn care.

How can you recycle water for your outdoor garden?

It'll save you money and help the environment. How can you grab water from your roof and your washing machine and use it to hydrate your plants?

What veggies can you grow in a shady yard?

Sure, you could take a wrecking ball to everything that casts a shadow on your yard. But it's way easier to simply plant some veggies that thrive on shade. Which seeds should you sow?

10 Green Lawns Without a Blade of Grass

Sure, a lush expanse of grassy turf is a pretty sight. But it requires a lot of water and harmful fertilizers. Is there a way to have a gorgeous lawn without all that needy grass?

How Moss Works

Money may not grow on trees. But moss does. How does this plant manage to carpet hard surfaces like rocks and sidewalks?

What are asters?

If you're looking for a way to add color to your garden year after year, you can't go wrong with bright asters. Learn more about this floral star in this article.

What time of day should you water your plants?

Using less water on gardening doesn't have to mean less of a garden. Learn how to save 30 percent of your gardening water just by watering at the right time of day in this article.

What types of stones work well in hardscape designs?

Natural stone works well in hardscape design. Learn more about what type of stones to use in hardscapes in this article.

Should you plant lavender in your garden?

For fragrance and looks it's hard to beat lavender. Find out more about this well-loved plant in this article.

What is aquaponics?

Growing fish and plants together in a closed cycle is good for both. Learn about auqaponics in this article.

What's an "elephant’s ear"?

Elephant's ear is a colocasia plant with large leaves. Learn more about other characteristics of elephant's ears.

What type of perennial plant thrives in the West?

There are many ways to use perennials, including as borders, in gardens, in flower arrangements and as groundcover. Find out which perennials are popular in the West from this article.

What types of perennial plants thrive in the South?

The South’s climate makes it suitable for the planting of various perennial flowers. Learn which perennials thrive in the South from this article.

What types of plants thrive in the fall?

The reds and browns of falling leaves don’t have to be the only color in your yard in the fall. Learn more about plants that thrive as the weather cools in this article.

How to Keep Insects Off Vegetables

If you have a vegetable garden, then you'd probably like to know how to keep insects off of vegetables. Learn how to keep insects off vegetables in this article.

How to Grow a Buckeye Tree

Learn how to grow a buckeye tree and bring yellow, red and orange blooms to your garden. Learn about how to grow a buckeye tree in this article.

How to grow basil

Basil is one of your favorite herbs and you would like learn how to grow it in your yard. This article will now tell you how to grow basil.

How to Grow Herbs in Pots

You'd like to learn how to grow herbs in pots so that you can grow them inside. This article will tell you how to grow herbs in pots.

How to Grow Herbs

You'd like to learn how to grow herbs. This article will teach you how to grow herbs.

How to Grow Lettuce

When you know how to grow lettuce, you can have this crisp and refreshing addition to any salad or sandwich any time you want. Learn how to grow lettuce in this article.

How to Grow Parsley

When you know how to grow parsley you can exercise your green thumb and flavor your dishes. Learn about how to grow parsley in this article.

How to Grow Thyme

Thyme is an aromatic herb that you can learn how to grow at home. Learn how to grow thyme in this article.

How to Landscape your Beachfront Property

When you know how to landscape your beachfront property you know how to create serenity in an eco-friendly environment. Learn about how to landscape your beachfront property in this article.

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