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9 Ways to Add Fun to Your Backyard, Patio or Deck

Games, lighting, fire features, new options for shade create inviting spaces


War-Era Victory Gardens Make a Comeback

This 2.0 grassroots version provides fresh fruits and vegetables to neighbors without access

6 Reasons You Don’t Want a Swimming Pool

Maintenance headaches and expenses might send you over to the neighbors’ splash pad instead

Moving? This Checklist Can Make the Transition Smoother

A guide to what to do in the weeks before packing up and changing homes

Yard and Garden

Gardening Guide: How to Read the Fertilizer Code

You don't have to be a chemist to figure out how to boost lawn and garden growth

9 Ways to Grow the Biggest, Reddest, Juiciest Tomatoes

Plant deep, fight pests, and follow the latest watering and fertilizing advice

6 Ways to Get Your Gardening Muscles in Shape

Before digging, pruning and planting, make sure you're ready for the work

Stay-At-Home Activities

Preserve Memories for a Younger Generation

COVID-19 cleaning binges are turning up nostalgic treasures to share

Sweet Ways to Enjoy Baking With Grandchildren

Whether in person or virtually, strengthen bonds by sharing recipes, techniques for creating confections

Zoom-Friendly TV Game Shows to Play With Family

Revisit classic games like 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Password' and 'The Newlywed Game'

Video Spotlight

The Right Way to Freeze Food for Later



How to Add Value to Your Home


How to Stay Connected During COVID



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