Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Tips for Executing Patio Packs

Planters filled with greenery or flowers add pizzazz to your patio, especially when you mix and match containers to create a stunning scene. Here are some tips from Southern Patio.

Using Self-Watering Planters in the Garden

Self-watering containers allow you to water your plants less frequently and help prevent overwatering. Watch this video from Southern Patio to find out more.
Small-space gardening

Small-Space Gardening

Don’t let a lack of space stop you from creating an incredible garden getaway. Check out these ideas from Southern Patio.
rinsing houseplants

How to Spring Clean Your Houseplants

Once warmer weather arrives, I can't wait to get my plants outside for a nice spring cleaning. Here's what you need to know to get your plants in tip-top shape for the growing season.

Wild About Lavender: How to Grow This Beautiful, Versatile Plant

Lavender is a versatile plant which makes a beautiful hedge, helps keep deer away from your roses, and can even liven up your lemonade. Read on to learn how to grow, harvest, and propagate lavender; as well as some of the most popular types available.
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DIY Bucket Container Garden for Your Yard

Planting in containers is a great way to grow everything from fruits and vegetables to flowers and exotic plants; and they’re perfect for a limited space, such as on a deck or patio. Watch this video to find out how to make an inexpensive container garden.
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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.
Tulips blooming indoors in pot.

7 Steps 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.
Fall flowers

Colorful Ideas for Fall Flower Containers

With the arrival of fall, it's time to think about some new flowers in your containers and planting beds. The cooler weather may limit your choices, but there are still plenty of plants and flowers to brighten up your porch or planter. Read on for some colorful ideas to enhance your fall flower containers.