Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year. They look great on a porch or just outside your door.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.

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Shrubs with Winter Interest

A winter landscape has a beauty all its own. An unexpected plant feature -- winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark -- add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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Lawn Care

Your lawn can be a source of pride, a place for your family to play, an oasis for relaxing -- and you can make your lawn lush and beautiful with a few simple actions and regular yard care. Of course, mowing is one of the most important things we do to our lawns; if you mow yourself, you can make it easier by using our guide to choosing the best mower for your landscape. If you don't have time to care for your lawn -- or if you're going to be away -- you'll love this advice for choosing a reliable lawn service. In addition, how you care for your lawn depends on where you live; use our regional lawn care tips (and drought-survival tips) for keeping your grass healthy. In autumn, your lawn is transitioning from its active growing season to a dormant period; autumn is a good time to spruce up your lawn with our easy guide. At any time of the year, your lawn might need a little extra care; you can renovate your lawn step-by-step, or follow our 12-week plan. If going green means more than just the color of the lawn, you'll appreciate these environmentally friendly tips that keep your lawn healthy.

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Solve your lawn's problems with our step-by-step guide to lawn renovation.

Organic Lawn-Care Basics

These environmentally friendly tips will keep your lawn green and healthy.

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Autumn is a great time to spruce up your lawn. Our easy guide shows you how.

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