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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 …

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 …

Don't know how to use your front and side yards? Hardscape features can make you love your whole outdoor space

(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 …

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) - If you or a loved one are planning on making improvements to your home to help you age in place comfortably and safely, you're probably focusing your attention on areas inside the home. But …
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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.
The presidential candidate raising the most from individual donations in each state
Stacker analyzed campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission to see which presidential candidates raised the most money in 2023.
Police give more speeding tickets to Black, Hispanic, and AAPI rideshare drivers than white ones, data shows
Lyft digs into its own data on the frequency with which rideshare drivers are ticketed and discovered that Black, Hispanic, and AAPI drivers are not only being ticketed more, but paying more in fines as well.