Blue hydrangea in yard next to house.

When to Prune Hydrangeas

Darlene asks, “How and when should I prune my hydrangeas?”

The way to prune hydrangeas depends on the type of hydrangea and how it blooms. Read on to find out how to prune the hydrangeas in your yard.

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up trying to keep warm. The pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them out safely if they do.

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Beautyberry plant with green leaves and purple berries

How to Grow Beautyberry in Your Yard

If you’re looking for a plant that’s easy to grow and provides nearly year-round interest, try beautyberry. The green foliage has lavender-pink flowers in spring, followed by a spectacular show of purple or white berries in fall that last after the leaves have fallen. Read on for tips on how to grow beautyberry in your yard.

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Retaining wall with curved 90° outside corner

How to Build Retaining Wall Corners

Adolfo asks, “How do you build 90° corners in a stackable block retaining wall?”

Corners can be tricky with retaining walls, since some blocks aren’t square and may not be textured on all sides. Read on for some tips on how to tackle retaining wall corners.

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Mom and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

My parents got married in 1960 and recently celebrated their fifty year anniversary. That’s doesn’t seem like that long ago, but it was, and they’re still as in love as the day they met all those years ago in San Antonio, Texas. Read on to find out more.

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Understanding Microclimates in Your Yard or Garden

Even a small yard has variations in air, light, soil, and water known as microclimates. Cold and heat tolerance, diseases and pests, and overall plant health can be impacted by microclimates in your yard. Read on to find out how to understand the microclimates in your yard.

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Protect Trees and Shrubs with Dormant Sprays

Protect Trees and Shrubs with Dormant Sprays

Winter is a good time to get a leg up on pests and diseases on deciduous trees and shrubs with dormant sprays. Dormant sprays kill overwintering insects and fungal diseases that can threaten your plants next spring. Read on for more information about how to use dormant sprays in your yard.

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Various power sanders available at The Home Depot.

Power Sanders 101

Power sanders can complete a sanding job that would take hours by hand in a matter of minutes. There are many different types of power sanders to choose from, each with pros and cons, depending on the job at hand. Read on to find out how to pick the power sander that’s right for you.

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