Gardening

5 Glasses for Drinking Outdoors

From tumblers to wine glasses, these outdoor vessels aren’t actually made of glass—so you can relax poolside without a care in the world.

All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Learn how to kill those pesky weeds with natural ingredients you already have on hand. 

How to Plant Pumpkin Seeds

You could have a pumpkin patch right in your own backyard.

This Genius Cooler Will Keep Your Ice Frozen for 14 Days

And it will keep your food safe from bears, too. 

9 Curb Appeal Problems, Solved

Sometimes it’s what’s outside that counts. Landscaping pros give you a curb-appeal consult.

12 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

3 Easy Gardening Hacks to Get You Ready for Spring

Using items you probably already have around the house. 

How to Choose a Plant for Every Room in Your House

A little bit of greenery can transform a space—and breathe new life into a room. It’s one of the easiest ways to update your house without having to spend a fortune on new furniture or overpriced décor accents. But not all houseplants are created the same—and that means they all won’t thrive in any old place. To choose a plant for a specific spot in your home, you’ll want to keep two things in mind: plant care and your home’s décor aesthetic. Certain houseplants have different needs when it comes to sun exposure and humidity levels, so you won’t want to put a plant that needs full sun in a windowless bathroom, or an air plant in your sun-drenched living room, when it prefers indirect light. Additionally, you don’t want a plant to stick out like a sore thumb and ruin a whole room’s décor style. A cactus in a serene bedroom? Doesn’t quite say peace and tranquility. Fortunately, there are more than enough houseplant varieties to suit any kind of dwelling and design style. Christopher Satch, The Sill’s in-house plant expert, shares his plant picks for every room in your home—from your living room to your child’s bedroom. And for those who lack a green thumb, Satch also gave us his best maintenance tips so you won’t end up with sad, dead greenery. There’s good news for those who go out of town a lot or just don’t have the time to look after something daily: most of these plant recommendations are low-maintenance and require only weekly or monthly watering.