Trees provide so many benefits -- from clean air to shade and more -- but they can also be dangerous in stormy weather. Wild winds, rains, tornadoes and even heavy snow can put deadly strain on t
Container gardening offers homeowners and renters options for homegrown herbs, vegetables and seasonal beauty on your deck, patio or balcony. Elevated garden boxes take less space than garden plo
Gardens provide a source of seasonal nourishment, and they can serve as a beautiful pop of color that is joyful to admire. During fall, you may find yourself wondering how to add more electric c
Every yard needs proper upkeep. Still the idea of pruning plants and trees and snipping flowers can be intimidating. But it doesn't have to be so overwhelming.
Read on as experts share their p
There are some of us who enjoy the winter when the ground -- and especially our lawns -- are covered with a blanket of white snow. It hides so many sins. Then comes the spring, and our lawns' bar
For many of us, autumn is the time for raking leaves and fertilizing the lawn, but for pool owners those shorter days and cooler nights signal the need for one more outdoor chore: winterizing and
After the busy summer mowing season, lawn mower sales hit stores in fall, and it's a great time to buy a new one. Wall-to-wall options can make it challenging to select one that is right for you
Perhaps you already have an herb garden for cooking and salad garnishes. But have you considered using herbs you grow to make your own essential oils?
Essential oil consists of plant-derived ar
Dear James: I want to install low-voltage lights in my yard, but I have to run the wire under a three-foot-wide concrete walkway. Is there any way to get it under the walk without taking out a se
Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million people become ill from food contamination. To avoid this, many dietitians say washing produce thor
As the saying goes, "It does no good to make a mountain out of a molehill." It doesn't help anything to pretend that the small inconveniences in life are major issues. But what if the minor inco
I recently got the following question from a reader of my syndicated column, "A Greener View":
"We transplanted some 3.5-inch caliper trees six years ago. They seem to be generally healthy, but
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