How to Kill and Prevent Common Weeds for Better Lawn Maintenance

Prevent and remove common weeds with simple instructional steps from Home Matters.

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Grow Your Own Food: Hassle-free Organic Gardening

Growing your own organic vegetables and herbs may seem like a lot of work, but it’s really not that difficult. Here are some simple steps you can take to help ensure that the food in your family’s garden is free of harmful chemicals and pesticides.

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Fool-Proof Tips for Growing Your Best Winter Garden (With Recipe)

If you’re an avid gardener who’s counting the days until spring, you may be looking for other ways to practice your hobby during these long winter months. There are many winter plants that you can cultivate to satisfy your urges and save you money.

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How to Begin Composting at Home: Composting 101

Composting is great eco-friendly solution to managing household waste. Learn how to begin composting at home with expert tips so you can live more green.

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My Top 3 Lessons From Hiring a Landscape Contractor

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5 Covetable DIY Backyard BBQ Islands

With all the options available out there, you should have no trouble creating a one-of-a-kind DIY grill island that’ll make you the envy of the neighborhood — and the hottest dinner ticket in town.

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How to Have a Backyard Camping Adventure

Experience the smell of roasting fire and the feel of the great outdoors all from your backyard. Plan family activities, recipes and more with a backyard campout.

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Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: DIY Yard Draining Solutions

Improper yard drainage is more than just an eye sore. It can prevent your grass and flowers from growing. These simple solutions can help solve the problem.

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How to Create the Perfect DIY Workshop

DIY projects are great for adding value to your home and can reduce costs, but do you have the proper work space to start those projects? Having a dedicated area will benefit you and your family by organizing your materials and keeping clutter away.

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Tree Trimming Basics for Better Home Maintenance

Pruning your trees can be benefcial for your home's curb appeal as well as prevent possible damage during a strong storm. Here's some helpful advice on how to get started.

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DIY Bird Feeders That Will Have Them Flocking Back For More

Turn any window into a room with a view by adding a bird feeder outside of it. These DIY bird feeders are simple, but will have the birds begging for more.

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Spring is Blooming. Unfortunately, so are Allergies.

The harsh winter may be coming to a close, but springtime brings some of its own problems; allergies. From itchy, watery eyes to early morning sore throats, springtime allergies attack on all fronts. Here’s some advice for staying prepared.

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Ready, Set, Play: 6 Homemade Games for the Outdoors

Instead of sitting around and admiring your backyard, why not have fun playing outdoor games with family and friends? Here are some crafty and inexpensive games and activities you can incorporate into your backyard.

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Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape lighting can significantly impact the curb appeal of your home. These bright ideas will help shed some light on your home's exterior.

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Composting in Style: 5 DIY Compost Bin Ideas

Although at first glance compost seems far from glamorous, using a bin can mask the less pleasant sights and smells of composting.

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Get Out! 7 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas and Tips to Inspire Al Fresco Dining

Outdoor kitchen and dining areas are great for entertaining family and friends on a beautiful evening. These 7 ideas will inspire you to dine in the outdoors.

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7 Ways to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

Fall is the harvest season, but it’s also the best time to prepare for spring growth. Make the most of fall’s ideal conditions by following these tips for a lush and healthy spring landscape.

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Becoming a Lean, Green, Gardening Machine

National Nutrition Month is here and we've got the best tips to help with creating your very own backyard garden. Read on for healthy recipes, gardening ideas, and more.

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How To Get a Backyard Makeover on a Budget

An attractive outdoor living space doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many budget-friendly ways to make your backyard appealing and ready for summertime entertaining.

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4 Things to Do with All Those Fall Leaves

Yes, you can bag them up and put them out on the curb. But if you’re looking to get more creative with your crop of fallen leaves this autumn, you have a few sustainable, useful options. Check out these tips:

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Bugs are Back. Be Ready for Them.

The excitement of backyard BBQ’s and everything outdoors tend to distract us from one of springtime’s most unwelcomed house guests; insects. Stay ahead of the game and learn how to properly defend you and your home against these annoying pests.

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Which Type of Garden is Right for Your Home?

Taking on a new landscaping project but don't know what kind of backyard garden would be best? Take The Home Matters personalized garden quiz to find out.

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How to Effectively Water Your Lawn

An attractive yard adds to your home’s curb appeal, and watering it correctly is essential in the warmer months.

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Tree Roots vs. Sewer Pipes: 5 Ways to Win The Underground Battle

Tree Roots in drain pipes can be a major problem in the home. Learn the best tips to killing tree roots in your sewer pipes.

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Get the Most Out of the Outdoors: 6 DIY Fire Pit Ideas

If you want to add a little more flair to your gathering, fire pits can enhance your backyard’s atmosphere -- and you can build one yourself! Here are a few of our favorites to make your backyard the go-to location for any party.

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15 Worthwhile Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day

Save the earth and celebrate Earth Day with meaningful ideas to help the environment from recycling, composting, sustainability and more.

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Easy Tips for a Lush Lawn and Garden

Tired of being cooped up all winter? Hungering for a taste of spring? Your lawn and garden are ready to come out of hibernation too.

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Get the Most Out of Compost

Composting isn't just for the people living off the grid anymore. Organic recycling can benefit any household, regardless of whether you're in a brownstone or barn. Still not convinced? We reached out to Jennie Lyon of Sweet Greens for even more advice.

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Summer Gardening for On-the-Go Families

Summer seems to be the busiest season: weekend trips, play dates, and more - yet you do not have the time to spend in your home garden. To achieve that green landscape with limited time, here are some tips that will give you time to maintain your garden.

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Help Your Lawn Through Drought and Dry Weather

A beautiful, healthy lawn can add to your home’s value, but droughts can stress and damage your lawn, leaving grass parched and struggling. What can you do to keep your grass healthy and happy this summer?

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Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month: Lawn Mowers

Everyone thinks about fuel economy when it comes to cars. But what about your lawn mower? Follow these tips to help the environment, save money and make mowing your lawn easier this spring.

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Go It Alone or Hire a Pro? Installing a New Fence

Fencing can add privacy and curb appeal to any home. Is installing a new fence a project you should tackle yourself, however, or should you hire a professional? It’s not as simple as you may think.

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Top Mosquito Repellants for Your Yard

Nothing can spoil your enjoyment of the great outdoors quite like mosquitoes. Fortunately, there’s a variety of easy-to-grow plants that can add beauty to your surroundings and make mosquito season a real pleasure.

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Amp Up Your Curb Appeal

Want potential buyers to get a great first impression of your home? It starts with curb appeal. Luckily, there are easy, low-cost ways to amp up your curb appeal without breaking the bank. Keep your home beautiful inside and out with these quick tips.

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Fool-Proof Tips for Growing Your Best Winter Garden (With Recipe)

If you’re an avid gardener who’s counting the days until spring, you may be looking for other ways to practice your hobby during these long winter months. There are many winter plants that you can cultivate to satisfy your urges and save you money.

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