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9 Berries to Brighten Up Your Winter Garden

In the winter, gardeners have to be creative to bring color and texture to an otherwise bleak landscape. One of the best ways to do this is by planting shrubs that produce winter berries. Not only will you get the bright berries themselves, but your shrubs will soon be decorated with a host of colorful, feasting birds.

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Branch with ice on it.

When to Water Plants Before a Freeze

Plant cells that are plump with water are stronger, so follow these tips when watering plants for freezing weather.

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5 Ways to Protect Koi Fish During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.

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How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather — brrr! — can be hard on your home. Follow these tips when freezing weather, snow and ice hit your area.

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing — and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up trying to keep warm. The pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them out safely if they do.

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Pansies blooming

January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

While your garden waits out the winter, there’s still plenty to do as the weather cooperates. Check our January Lawn and Garden To-Do List!

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Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Planning out your spring garden in winter.

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Ice on a home roof

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

Glistening icicles hanging from gutters and eaves look beautiful, but they can be destructive. Here’s how to prevent them from forming.

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