Outdoor Living Articles & Tips

Are you ready to prepare your yard for summer? View our infographic for the best summer lawn and garden care, including tips on watering, mowing and what to plant now. You don’t want to be that neighbor, the one with the overgrown lawn and... Read more .

How to determine what’s wrong with your mower, and if it’s a DIY fix or a job for a repairman. With spring in full swing, it’s time to rev up your riding lawn mower. But like any piece of machinery, riding mowers don’t always work like they... Read more .

Let your dogs and cats play on your lawn or in your garden, knowing they’re free from chemicals and dangerous tools. If you are a pet owner, you want to give your cat or dog a pet-friendly yard where they can run around, play fetch and explore... Read more .

Winter is finally over, which means it’s time to put away the snow shovels and start thinking about spring projects, such as your lawn. Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying... Read more .

Find out how to become a BBQ Grill Master with these 7 helpful grilling tips. Grilling season is here, but it’s not too late to master the art of the backyard BBQ. We talked to grilling expert Roy Slicker, owner of Slick’s Que Co. in Bend, Oregon... Read more .

Our buyer’s guide will help you find the perfect Kenmore gas grill — just in time for your first summer cookout. Summer is almost here — and that means barbecue season! From Memorial Day cookouts to evenings spent out on the patio, a good gas... Read more .

Summer’s here! It’s finally time to fire up the grill and put your outdoor space to good use. Get your grill in shape for summer, and help keep it running for years to come with these grill maintenance hacks (plus tips for cleaning grill... Read more .

Memorial Day sounded the gong for grillers to break out their aprons and tongs and get to work. But it’s important to stay safe when using your grill — not only to avoid burns and fire, but also to ensure your guests will enjoy food that’s... Read more .

Don’t get taken for a ride. Uncover the truth behind these riding lawn mower misconceptions. Not all grass is created equal. We’re busting the most common riding mower myths — from mowing wet grass to mixing up your mowing pattern — to help you... Read more .

With simple, regular maintenance, your mower will have your neighbors thinking the grass really is greener in your yard. It’s time to break out the riding mower and get to work. To make sure it’s ready to do the job, Ed Rzasa, subject matter... Read more .