Beautiful Mandevilla Colors for Your Garden, Plus How-Tos

If you’re a fan of Mandevilla, you’ll know this exotic, tropical vine for its showy flowers and glossy green leaves. Whether grown on a garden trellis or in a hanging basket, it’s a show-stopper! Read on to learn about the variety of Mandevilla colors available, plus tips on growing and caring for Mandevilla. Mandevilla Colors and Varieties Mandevilla vines are famous for eye-catching, trumpet-shaped blooms in beautiful shades of red, pink, yellow, purple, cream and […]

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Organize the Backyard for Spring with These Handy How-Tos

The weather warms and before you know it, you’re scrambling to organize and clean the backyard for your child’s birthday party or a family potluck.  Organize the backyard, front yard, or any outdoor space with these handy tips and how-tos. Step One – Gather & Conquer Gather up stray toys, garden tools and other items lying around the yard and place them in one location. On a picnic table works well. Sort items by type […]

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Enjoy the Summer Breeze With These Clever Screened In Porch Ideas

For warm-weather relaxing and entertaining you can’t beat a screened in porch. Plus, screened in porches add three-season outdoor living space and square footage to your home. Sit outside and enjoy cool breezes with these screened in porch ideas. How to Decide Between an Open Porch or a Screened Porch If you’re building a new porch or upgrading an existing one, you may be wondering if a screened in porch is right for you. Both […]

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Shutter Design and Installation: Choosing the Best Shutters for Your Home

Installing exterior window shutters is one of the best ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. If you’re thinking about installing exterior shutters, you may have questions – Can I paint or stain my shutters? How do I install them? How tall or short should window shutters be compared to window height? Learn more about choosing shutters, shutter design, and installation below. What type of exterior shutters would look best? The most popular shutter styles […]

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Essential Shrub Care Tips for the Home Landscape

From spring-flowering azalea shrubs to berried bushes in winter, garden shrubs add visual excitement to your yard. When mature, shrubs range in height from less than 12 inches to up to 15 feet. See below for helpful shrub care tips and how-tos. Flowering Shrubs Flowering shrubs are a great way to add a bit of color to your yard. The beautiful blooms from these shrubs are sure to brighten your spring and summer! Shrub Roses […]

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Healthy Salad Garden Ideas for Veggie Loving Gardeners

Fresh and delicious salad greens and vegetables are easy to grow, and they make a healthy addition to mealtime. If you’re interested in starting a salad garden, see our salad garden ideas and how-tos, below. What kind of salad greens and veggies should I grow? It depends on your tastes and your planting zone. Some greens are sweet while others are pleasantly peppery or pungent. Salad green selections include leaf lettuce, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, […]

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