Articles Tagged In Outdoors

12 Tips For Safe Grilling

When family and friends gather outdoors to enjoy summer weather, it’s a good bet that a grill may be involved. Learn twelve ways that will making your summer grilling safe.

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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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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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6 Ways to Maintain Your Home’s Exterior

Although a comfy hammock and a tall glass of lemonade may be calling you, take time to do some important home maintenance before you relax. This maintenance checklist will help you keep your home’s exterior in great shape.

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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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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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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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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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Energy Tip: Save the Environment Through Composting

Did you know food scraps and yard waste make up 20-30% of what we toss? Put that waste to better use by composting and help save the planet in the process.

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Fall Tips - Fall Gardening Advice Worth Cultivating

Now is the time to spring into action. Browse here for all your spring lawn care tips, tricks and needs.

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Five Tips for a Great Staycation

Skip the hassle and expense of a “destination” vacation this year. Here’s how to make your summer break memorable without breaking your budget.

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From the Ground Up: 10 Rules to Grow Your Best Veggie Garden

They say, “Luck favors the prepared.” That holds true for gardening, too. If you follow these 10 simple rules, you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor before you know it.

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Full-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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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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Glamping: Roughing It Has Become Refined

If you love the great outdoors but dislike the rigors of camping, consider glamping, the term for glamorous camping. With its unique accommodations and luxurious amenities, glamping is a way to enjoy nature without pitching a tent in the rain.

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Go It Alone or Hire a Pro? Cleaning Gutters

Let’s face it: Cleaning gutters isn’t glamorous, but it’s a project you…

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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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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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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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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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How to Maintain a Swimming Pool in Summer

It's almost summertime, which means it's time to get your swimming pool in shape for the warm months ahead.

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How to Throw a Great Home Patio Party

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Labor Day Fun for Less

As the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is perfect for spending special time with family and friends. The long weekend presents the opportunity for parties, BBQs, camping and so much more – even better, there’s a way to do it all on a budget.

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Make Summer Maintenance Simple With This Handy Checklist

In summer, it’s easy to take a relaxed approach to everything—even home maintenance. So start tackling your summer home maintenance today. Our checklist makes it simple.

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Make Your Backyard Party an Event to Remember

Having a party in your own backyard is a great way to get together with family and friends and enjoy the warm weather. Here are a few simple things you can do to help ensure your party will go smoothly and be remembered.

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Maximize Your Swimming Pool's Efficiency

Owning a pool doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive, time consuming, or a giant waste of energy. Follow these tips to help you enjoy your pool even more this summer.

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Mid-Summer Tip:The Better-Late-Than-Never Garden

Better late than never when it comes to gardening! Browse here for tips on how to make the most of your garden, even late in the summer season.

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Money-Saving Tips for Maintaining Your Pool

Spend less money on your pool and more money having fun by putting your pool on a budget. You live on a budget, why shouldn’t your pool?

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My Top 3 Lessons From Hiring a Landscape Contractor

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Need a New Grill? 4 Hot Tips on How To Buy

One of the best things about owning a home is that you can barbecue in your own backyard. With summer just around the bend, here are some things you should consider if you’re thinking about buying a new grill.

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