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Lawn and Garden

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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How to Prune Pine Trees

You know it's important to prune your pine trees, but you're not sure how to do it. In this article we will teach you how to prune pine trees.

How to Plant Podocarpus

You'd like to plant podocarpus, but don't know how. Learn how to plant podocarpus in this article.

Can you start a garden in the summer?

As is usually the case, time is in short supply and has been slipping away from you fast. You had great intentions of preparing your summer garden months ago, but life got in the way. Is it too late?

10 Flowers With Secret Meanings

Flowers are gorgeous to look at, but they've also got a lot to say. There's a secret flower language we'll clue you in on -- and you might be surprised by the message your favorite bloom is sending!

Top 10 Prettiest Flowers

There's no such thing as an ugly flower, but some blooms definitely stand out. It took a lot of work, but we picked the 10 most beautiful flowers. Pick up a few of these stems to arrange in your home, and you won't be able to take your eyes off of them!

10 Worst Plants for Your Allergies

If you're sneezing and scratching your eyes, it's probably because it's allergy season. Which plants are the worst hay fever offenders?

10 Best Smelling Flowers

Why do some people love flowers so much? It could be their delicate beauty or bright colors, but more than a few will cite the way they smell. There's a reason why Shakespeare felt compelled to contemplate the sweet scent of the rose, after all. Here are 10 of the most fragrant flowers around.

5 Spring Lawn Care Tips

The sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the steady hum of lawnmowers fills the air. It's time to make your grass look picture perfect.

How Lawn and Garden Vacuums Work

Long a tool of professional landscaping companies, lawn and garden vacuums are slowly encroaching on leaf blowers as the yard cleanup tool of choice. How do these machines suck up your lawn's dead leaves?

How Lawn Edging Works

You've mowed, weeded and raked your yard for hours -- but you're not done with your lawn just yet. If you don't pay attention to your lawn's edges, your yard will look a little sloppy. If you're still clueless, we'll show your how to edge your lawn -- or hire someone to do it for you.

How Lawn Dethatching Works

It may be time to dethatch your lawn, but you'd never know it unless you know what to look for. You'd better find out, though -- it could make the difference between a healthy and decaying lawn.

How to Prune Grape Vines

You need to prune grape vines, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to prune grape vines in this article.

How to Grow Artichokes

Do you love artichokes and would like to grow some in your garden? Learn how to grow artichokes in this article.

How to Control Black Spots On Roses

Your roses are covered in black spots, which you don't know how to control. Learn how to control black spots on roses in this article.

10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew

Your garden is a place for you to zone out from the harsh reality of life and spend a little time with nature. There are just a few things your garden wishes you knew so that you both can live happily ever after together.

How to Make a Scarecrow

You'd like to make a scarecrow to keep birds away from your garden, but you're not sure how to do it. Read this article to learn how to make a scarecrow.

How to Grow Kangaroo Paw Plants

Your kangaroo paw plant will grow best in moist, well-drained soil in a sunny, warm area.

How to Care For a Desert Rose Plant

The desert rose plant requires moist, well-drained soil, full sunlight and warm temperatures in order to grow.

How to Care for a Peace Lily

Peace lilies are the perfect plant to add color to a room or office.

How To Care For a Caladium

With proper care, you can grow caladiums indoors or outdoors.

How to Kill Dandelions

You've found some dandelions in your garden, and would like to kill them before they overtake the whole area.

How to Get Rid of Chiggers

Chiggers can turn a fun day in the country into an itchy disaster.

How to Prune Lilac Bushes

Your unruly lilac bush needs pruning, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to prune lilac bushes in this article.

How to Get Rid of Water Bugs

When you want to get rid of the water bugs in your home, don't call a pest-control service.

How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs

If box elder bugs have taken up residence in your home, there's no need to call an exterminator.

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