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10 Clever Tips for Landscaping Around Trees

Plop a tree in the middle of the yard and it may look out of place at first. But by landscaping around the tree, you make it look more attractive—and …

Expert Guide for Choosing the Right Caulk for Any Job

Admit it. You’ve been one of the lost souls standing in the caulk aisle, staring dumbfounded at the magnitude of caulk choices. This article will …

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

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5 of the best drought tolerant garden plants

These outdoor plants thrive in the sun.<p><b>We already know about the houseplants that thrive in the heat, but what about your garden plants?</b><p>With soaring temperatures and hosepipe bans in place, it's useful to know which drought-resistant garden plants will fare well in the heat.<p>'Lots of plants in our …

11 Extremely Useful Life Hacks That Will Turn You into a Cleaning God

Finally! You’re actually in the mood for cleaning, you’ve got your gloves on and…you suddenly realize you’ve ran out of a certain cleaning agent… …

A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.<p>It’s fairly well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to type 2 diabetes. But a new global study points to an additional, surprising culprit: the air pollution emitted by cars and …

DIY Simple Window Locks to Keep Your Home Safe

The latches on most double hung windows are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Pin locks are an easy solution. To install one, all you have to do …

Planting Combination Ideas

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming …

Story of Andres Escobar - the Colombian defender gunned down after red card - to be aired again

With England vs Colombia in the World Cup 2018 last-16 tie coming up on Tuesday, there is a chance for football fans to rewatch the brilliant ESPN documentary <i>The Two Escobars.</i><p>The film, from ESPN's 30 For 30 series, tells the story of World Cup 1994, when Colombia's captain Andrés Escobar scored an …

All the Types of Onions, and What They're Best For

By Alex Delany<p>White? Yellow? Red? Which type of onion is the right one to use for what? Allow us to explain.<p>What is the freakin' deal with all these different types of onions? Why isn't there just one onion? Wouldn't that be simpler? Well, yes, it would be simpler. But it would also be a hell of a …

Why your lawn looks awful, and what you can do about it

How to plant grass seed is a question that eventually crops up for homeowners whose lawns start looking a little thin. In fact, even if your lawn looks perfect, you should <i>still</i> be seeding regularly to keep it in top shape.<p>"Seeding your lawn can make it less susceptible to pests, disease, and …

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

The Best Herbs to Grow in Your Windowsill

Get ready for endless pesto, ritzy spa water, and perfectly garnished cocktails, no farm garden required.<p>A windowsill herb garden is a good idea for …

What's that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in …

When to Fertilize a Lawn, and How: A Lawn Lover's Guide

Knowing when to fertilize a lawn—and how—is a big part of keeping your yard lush and amping up that all-important curb appeal. Fertilizing, after …

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

This Is Why You Should Never, Ever Leave a Water Bottle in a Hot Car

It has nothing to do with drinking icky warm water.<p>In the summer, you’re more likely than ever to carry a water bottle around in your car. After all, …

13 Simple Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Ants for Good

From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 trusted items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.<p>Is an army of ants marching …

Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes<p>Cut the old caulk with a utility knife and pull out the vent from the outside.<p>Insert the duct from …

Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily<p>Remove the screws under the dryer lint filter, then jerk the top forward and lift it up to …

This Crazy Fan Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

It will cost you a mere fraction of what your air conditioner is costing you!<p>When the summer heat finally arrives, it seems like the only solution to …

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How to Double The Life of Your Air Conditioner

Keep doing this, and your air conditioner will be around for a LONG time.<p>Air conditioners are certainly not cheap. They are an investment for your …

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

Plant Expert Explains How Flesh-Burning Giant Hogweed Is Invading America

"It's started to spread more aggressively.'<p>About a century ago, New England garden enthusiasts adopted the British trend of cultivating a towering, …

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

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Slaughter of the aphids, a garden wars story

Each morning I putter in my vegetable garden, barefoot, in my nightgown. I pick up a stray twig, pull a weed or two. My tomatoes and potatoes, I imagine, reach toward me as they do toward the sun. When I wave the garden hose, hummingbirds dart though the spray like children running through a …

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

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How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

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