By not disturbing the soil excessively, you can reduce your watering and weeding and use fewer fertilizers.

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The price for the 17-year phenomenon is pruning back the dead or damaged branches.

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Don’t let anxiety stop you from decluttering. Starting small and setting manageable goals are keys to getting your home in order.

Crown molding might do it, or you can add a few screws.


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Professional cleaners who have made it big on TikTok share their best advice and favorite products.

There are strong parallels between putting together a jigsaw puzzle and building a garden.

Learn to read prices, be leery of “sale” items and other ways to lower your grocery bill.

If the line is blocked, repiping is probably the best solution.

Q&A: Caroline Carter joins Jura Koncius to talk about preparing to sell your home

Frantz and Jamie Arty didn’t know what kind of history they would uncover when they started restoring an early 19th-century mansion on Long Island.

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A Northern Virginia couple used their pandemic shutdown time to overhaul their yard with an eye toward attracting birds, insects and more.

Even if you don’t live in an area with mandatory conservation measures, cutting back on your use can save water, energy and money.

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It’s easy to wipe crumbs off these mats, but once a stain sets in, it’s hard to remove.

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Columnist Adrian Higgins answers questions about all things gardening

Jura Koncius and Brook and Steve Giannetti of Velvet and Linen discuss how to create a home that reflects who you are.

By not disturbing the soil excessively, you can reduce your watering and weeding and use fewer fertilizers.

Avoid storm chasers, ask for proof of insurance and other tips for finding a qualified tree care professional.

There are multiple ways to find replacement handles for vintage appliances.

Pros and cons for each type of unit, and how to shop for them.

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