Outdoor and Garden Products Buying Guide

Let's face it: we love our yards. We plant, mulch, weed, and outdoor area will look its best.

Regional Guides and Resources

The United States is a very big country with a wide variety of climates and habitats. Every plant species has a unique set of needs, such as minimum and maximum temperatures, Lilacs only grow in areas with freezing winters.

Your Neck Of The Woods

To keep your yard looking beautiful, you must work with your environment. Live in a dry area? Try a succulent garden instead of a lawn. Are your winters cold and snowy? You might enjoy a beautiful display of lilacs when the weather finally warms up. There are plants suited for every region, and of course the boundaries of each region are fuzzy. With a little TLC, you'll be able to grow in your climate zone. Looking for a way to tie everything together aesthetically in your garden? Not sure where to begin? Start with a focal or beginner piece such as a .


Scattering seeds in the wind works if you're planning a
outdoor furniture. Don't forget to check out the buying guide to grills for the ultimate in outdoor entertaining.

Quick Picks

Once the flowers have bloomed, the grass is cut, and grill is set-up, it's time to play! Whether it's a day with the family, a relaxing evening under the stars, or you're entertaining guests, you will need a few essential games, cleaning gadgets, and entertainment for kids.  * There's relaxing and then there's a peaceful paradise. This can be achieved with the addition of a pond, a running waterfall or garden fountain, and lots of plants. * What's the best way to ensure everyone has fun? Games, of course. Simple activities, such as ring toss and catch, are great for kids and those who can't move around a lot. * If you don't have a pool, cool off with a family-size inflatable one. These are convenient and can be inflated and deflated within minutes. They also don't take up a lot of space. For anyone with an above ground or inground pool, vacuums are essential for keeping dirt from collecting on the bottom.

Related Guides

* Home and Garden * Hedge Trimmers * Grills * Lawn Mowers * Outdoor Furniture 

International Resources

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