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Maintenance 101: How to Store a Grill for Winter

a man uses a propane grill in the snow outdoors near a cabin in winter

It’s time to start thinking about winter storage. Plummeting temperatures and increased precipitation can wreak havoc on your grill surface over time, and the lack of use over prolonged periods of time can invite critters of various shapes and sizes into its interior. If you don’t plan on using your grill through the winter, you …

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Lipstick Plant Guide: How to Care for an Aeschynanthus Radicans

healthy lipstick plant indoors in bloom

Very few flowering houseplants are as interesting or easy to care for as the lipstick plant. With minimal soil requirements, adaptable light and humidity needs, and a strong growth habit, this is truly one of the prettiest and easiest blooming plants you can keep. Whether you’re just getting started or have an urban rainforest of …

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Yucca Guide: How to Care for a Yucca Plant Indoors or Outside

healthy indoor yucca spiness potted plant

Yucca plants are a quintessential part of the Southeastern US landscape and line roadsides and open arid areas for miles to see. They also are a popular addition to xeriscaping and indoor gardens, yet many people are unaware of their diversity and ease of care. Here, we’ve gathered the most popular species options for both …

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Kalanchoe Guide: How to Care for Any Kalanchoe, From Coral Bells to Zebra

kalanchoe succulent in bloom with pink flowers

If you are looking for a funky succulent, check out some kalanchoes! These crazy plants grow in otherworldly shapes, come in an array of colors, and sprout gorgeous, colorful blooms! They are perfect for people with brown thumbs because they require very little maintenance. In fact, they thrive on neglect. There are a couple of key kalanchoe care …

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5 Best Stud Finders for Your DIY Projects & Home Repair

flat lay of measuring tape screw tip electric drill screws and anchors on wood surface

If you have ever found yourself hesitant to hammer a nail in the wall, hang wall art, or have cabinets sitting on the floor, chances are you don’t own a stud finder. These inexpensive tools alert you to where studs, and sometimes other in-wall wiring and framing, are located. They take the guesswork out of …

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Cast Iron Plant Guide: How to Care for an Aspidistra Elatior

Aspidistra elatior cast iron plant outdoors potted indoor outdoor care

A native of Taiwan and Japan, the cast iron plant has earned its name: heat and cold resistant, drought hardy, low and direct light tolerant, and no fertilizer hog, the cast iron plant can truly live and thrive in almost any conditions. It’s a plant that requires little care—perfect for people who have just discovered …

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Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Decorate Your Home

ivy in hanging pot with other spiller plants in hanging planters in background

Hanging houseplants have existed since at least 600 BC, when King Nebuchadnezzar II built his wife, Queen Amytis, the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The gardens were one of the great wonders of the ancient world, with myriad magical flora suspended in the air taking visitors’ breath away. Honor that incredible sight by making your own …

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