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Holly bush with bare branches.

Pruning Bare Branches on Holly Bushes

Judith asks, “I recently planted a pyramidal-shaped holly bush, and the lower branches are pretty bare. Can I prune them to encourage new growth?”

Holly bushes can lose leaves for a number of reasons, from diseases to environmental factors. Read on to find out more.

How to Select the Right Tree for Your Yard

Determining the purpose of the trees in your landscape design can be a difficult task. Read on to find out more about the right trees for you.
House and plants on coast

Tips for Growing Plants in a Coastal Climate

If you live near the coast, growing plants and gardening can be quite a challenge. Temperatures are usually warmer; but the salt spray, strong wind, and poor soil can be damaging to plants. Read on for some tips on how to grow plants and garden in a coastal climate.
Camellias under tree

Growing Camellias in Full Sun

Camellias do best in partial shade, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success when growing them in full sun. Read on to find out more.


How to Resurface Laminate Countertops (And More!) 

Resurface laminate countertops (and more) with Daich Coatings' LuxROCK Solid Surface Granite Countertop Kit. Watch this video to learn how.

How to Cut PVC Pipe Square

Watch this video to see how to mark PVC pipe accurately for a square cut by wrapping a strip of thin cardboard around the pipe.

How to Build a Space-Saving Storage Trundle

This easy-to-assemble storage trundle keeps extra bedding, toys, or other things out of sight!
Starting a portable generator

How to Use a Portable Generator Safely

Portable generators are a great way to provide power during outages, but there are some important safety considerations, including carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical overloads that can damage appliances.

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