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Grow Like a Pro: 11 Award-Winning Plants and Products for Foolproof Gardens

(BPT) - A new year means a new garden! It's time to start thinking of what you’ll cultivate indoors and outdoors in 2024. Whether large or small, in sun or shade, there are many choices of …

Spice Up Your Life!: 8 Easy-to-Grow Unusual Vegetables

(BPT) - Ditch the boring broccoli and say hello to a purple powerhouse! Want to spice up your salads beyond the usual suspects? Then buckle up, veggie adventurer, because we're about to embark on a …

So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start

(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you …

Urban agriculture isn't as climate-friendly as it seems – but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. …

Rocket Homes examined the Trust for Public Land's 2023 ParkScore Index to see which cities have the most public outdoor space for residents.

Rocket Homes examined the Trust for Public Land's 2023 ParkScore Index to see which cities have the most public outdoor space for residents.
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(BPT) - Do you spend most of your time and energy focusing on your backyard for outdoor living? Most homeowners do, leaving the untapped potential of front and side yards unnoticed. What if you could …
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These 5 counties are most vulnerable to extreme winter weather
To determine which counties face the biggest risks from winter weather events like ice storms, blizzards, and cold waves, HVAC Gnome ranked 2024's most vulnerable counties for extreme winter weather.
Some Texas counties struggle to meet new law's demand for more polling places
Votebeat's Texas Bureau looks into a law, passed unanimously by Republicans, that requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
Why there's growing momentum for paid leave policies
The 19th talked to experts about why the U.S. has lagged when it comes to paid leave policies, who typically benefits and what states are doing to address the issue.
Overwhelmed by digital privacy? Reset with these practical tips
The Markup published one practical privacy tip each workday this January that Markup staffers or readers actually use in their own lives—here is every one of them.