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Plan Ahead for a Bountiful Spring Garden

Whether you're a novice just learning to cultivate a magical display or an avid gardener with years of experience, early planning can help bring this year's spring garden to life.

7 Garden Growing Basics for Beginners

(Family Features) Maintaining a garden takes some effort, but it's a project even a beginner can tackle with ease. Consider these tips to start growing your at-home garden.

Dreaming of spring? Check out National Garden Bureau's 2023 Green Thumb Award Winners

(BPT) - Do the cold winter months have you dreaming of flowers blooming and digging in warm soil? Get ready for spring with National Garden Bureau's (NGB) newest Green Thumb Award Winners for your …
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Upgrading Your Oasis

(Family Features) Picture this: You've purchased your home. You're on the land you've dreamt about and you've got great ideas to turn your property into the personal oasis you've always wanted.

Top 5 outdoor design trends for 2023

(BPT) - 2023 will reveal a few new outdoor design trends, but two of them — mixed materials and bringing the indoors out — are maintaining their previous popularity into the new year. New …

How you can elevate your outdoor entertaining space this fall

(BPT) - Autumn is a magical time of year, with cooler temperatures and colorful, changing leaves. Depending on where you live, it may still be warm enough to enjoy entertaining friends and family …

aspara: Try a Smart Way to Grow Your Garden

(NewsUSA) - Want an easy way to add fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet? Indoor hydroponic grower systems are a great way to eat more healthfully. The advanced technology in today’s …
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(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you spend more time inside when it’s cold and dark outside. On the one hand, that can make this a great time for enjoying baking, reading, board games, …
(NAPSI)—Spring is coming, and as we get out our lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment from storage to work in our yards, businesses and other green spaces, it’s important to put safe …
(BPT) - As winter weather ravages across the country, homeowners are reminded that having a backup plan for power outages is important all year long. Reliable power is critical, especially for the …
(BPT) - Home and auto owners are aware of the financial responsibilities associated with each, but those looking to save money understand it goes beyond only reducing mortgage or auto payments. …
(Family Features) Handmade Valentine's Day decor is a crafty way to put your love on display. Add a little TLC to your home or share your affection with loved ones by dedicating some time to simple DIY projects that come straight from the heart.
Every home requires ongoing maintenance to ensure it's living up to its aesthetic and functional best. This checklist can help you create a comfortable home setting for enjoying the warmer months.
Let sweater weather brighten your home. American Home Shield used multiple sources to identify five wintertime home improvement projects.
Florida homeowners can benefit from properly insulated windows throughout the year. It’s fairly easy to assess whether existing windows are functioning well by checking for two types of issues: thermal and …
(NewsUSA) - Inverter generators and portable battery stations are trending solutions for take-anywhere power. Small footprints, manageable weights, and simple charging or fueling options make both …
Angi determined how long 10 household features last, using data from the Association of Home Builders, Zonda Media, and other industry sources.
(Family Features) Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette is often all you need to shift the mood of your home. Incorporating colors inspired by simplicity and serenity ...
(BPT) - By Bryan Baeumler, HGTV Personality & Professional ContractorSo, you are remodeling your basement — smart move! According to Redfin’s real estate experts, a basement …
Lifestyles coverage
Biggest blown lead in every NFL team's history
When an NFL team takes a big lead only to have their opponent erase it, it's devastating for the loser and electrifying for the winner. OLBG gathered and ranked the biggest blown leads by every team in the NFL. Here are each team's biggest meltdowns.  
5 sustainable household upgrades that save money and energy
Enviro Friendly identified ways to upgrade your home to save money by compiling info from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  
People Protesting Predatory Pornography
(NAPSI)—Research suggests some 40 million Americans visit porn sites regularly. While watching consenting adults is perfectly legal, there are aspects of the porn industry that can be …
Most expensive US military weapons and programs
On Dec. 23, 2022, President Biden signed the Department of Defense's 2023 budget into law. Using data from the National Defense Authorization Act, Stacker analyzed which defense projects and programs are currently the most expensive.
Black history from the year you were born
Stacker examines just some of the struggles and triumphs African Americans have had each year over the last century.
La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos ofrece un nuevo enfoque de supervisión en los centros de detención de EE. UU.
(NewsUSA) - La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos (OIDO) es un recurso para defensores, representantes legales y familiares de personas detenidas para presentar quejas sobre mala conducta …
Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman delivers new approach to oversight at U.S. detention facilities
(NewsUSA) - The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) is a resource for advocates, legal representatives, and family members of detained individuals to file complaints about …
The amount of solar home energy increased 32% in 2021. Here's how it happened
Stacker investigated how solar home energy has grown in the U.S. over time using data from the Energy Information Administration and other sources.
Many In Primary Care Want Patients To Share Mental Health Concerns
(NAPSI)—Nurse practitioner Michele Long has been Beth’s primary care provider for years. So, when Beth started experiencing symptoms of depression, she scheduled an appointment with …
8 things to do right now in your community to prepare for climate change
Westfield compiled a list of eight ways people can prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change.
6 natural cleaning products you can make at home
The Rounds compiled a list of do-it-yourself cleaning products that can easily be made with everyday products from your pantry.
Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022
Stacker analyzed Pro-Football-Reference.com data to determine how an NFL-record 69 different quarterbacks started games during the 2022 regular season.
How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today
OLBG drew on internet research and National Indian Gaming Commission data to trace the history of tribal gaming.
Experts rank the best US presidents of all time
Stacker rounded up the best U.S. presidents of all time based on rankings from C-SPAN.
States with the highest revenue from cannabis taxes
H_Ko // Shutterstock The Drug Enforcement Agency hasn't seen any reason to remove cannabis from its list of Schedule I banned substances. Yet, cannabis in its myriad forms is pulling in billions …