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How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Watch this video to find out how to winterize your lawn mower in the fall to protect it during the cold weather ahead.

February Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Early February marks the official midpoint of winter, and on this day many cultures look to folklore and tradition for signs of the coming spring. For most of us, however, plants are dormant or just beginning to stir. Read on for some February lawn and garden tasks.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Frozen water pipes are a real concern for homeowners. When uninsulated water-supply pipes are exposed to frigid air, the water inside can freeze, expand, and rip open the pipe. Read on to find out what you can do to reduce the chance of your pipes freezing.

January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

The January garden hunkers down to wait out the winter, but there’s still plenty to do when the weather cooperates. This is a great month for evaluating, planning, and placing orders. It’s also a good time to work on plants during dormancy before they begin their spring growing season. Read on for more.

December Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Gardeners begin to find some rest in December, and if you’re like me, the fireplace beckons more loudly than the yard. Nonetheless, on those sunny days it’s good to get outdoors and to take care of a few gardening chores. Read on to find out more.

How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.

Winter Care For Outdoor Flower Containers

Cold weather’s coming, but that doesn’t mean gardening has to come to an end! While winter can be hard on containers and plants, there are steps you can take to protect them from the cold. Read on to find out how to keep your outdoor container plants happy and healthy this winter.

How to Force Spring Bulbs to Bloom Inside During Winter

One of the best ways to bring some color to the gray winter months is by forcing spring bulbs to bloom indoors. For most bulbs, the process begins in the fall, where they spend an “artificial winter” in your refrigerator. Read on to find out how to force your own potted spring bulbs to bloom indoors.