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    How to Clean Grill Grates

    Read on to learn how to keep your grill grates in great shape and guarantee your food always tastes great.

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    How to Safely Remove Ticks

    There's a right way to remove a tick. (Hint: It doesn't involve any matches.)

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    How to Make a Kids’ Car Wash Sprinkler

    Impress your kids with a sprinkler car wash that they can run or ride through. All it takes is an...

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    What Exactly Is a Bioswale?

    You've likely already seen these planted ditches on the side of the road. Here's how they work.

    How to Make a DIY Kayak Rack

    Need a kayak storage solution? This rack costs less than one you can buy, and it's easy to build. We'll...

    How to Build a Sustainable Retreat

    Learn how to build a versatile, multi-purpose “extra room” in your backyard.

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    How to Make a Lemonade Stand

    Growing up, I always dreamed of having a lemonade stand to feed my candy and baseball card habit. Here's how...

    This Viral Video Shows You How to Edge Your Lawn with String

    With this technique, a straight-edged lawn is just 15 minutes away!

    Do You Know How to Tie These 5 Essential Knots?

    Whether you're camping, sailing or puttering around the shop, knowing how to tie a few basic knots is a good...

    How to Build a Simple Gardening Bench

    Build this lovely and functional garden bench in half a day. Here's how.

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    30 Types of Weeds and How to ID Them

    Meet the most common botanical interlopers you're likely to find in your garden or vegetable patch, and learn how to...

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    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

    How To Drain a Pool

    If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...

    How To Drain Gas From a Lawn Mower

    When a lawn mower needs to be winterized, draining the gas is an important step. This detailed guide shows you...

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    How to Build a Shed: 2011 Garden Shed

    Want to build this stellar storage shed? The full project plans are available...

    Can You Really Fertilize Your Lawn with Beer?

    Some say your lawn needs beer as much as you do after a long day of lawn care! Let's find...

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    Here’s a Simple Hack to Stop Invasive Plants from Taking Over Your Garden

    Keep spreading plants from choking out the rest of your garden.

    Greenhouses & Acreage

    The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...

    Tips for Installing Artificial Turf Grass

    Installing artificial turf grass is a lot like laying carpet. Artificial turf works best on a flat, compacted, well-draining substrate.

    How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

    Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...

    How to Build Custom Composite Benches

    Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.

    How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

    What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...

    Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Lawn Grass

    Here are some attractive alternatives to a traditional grass lawn.

    Homemade Suet Recipes and Suet Feeding Tips for Birds

    We've got the best suet recipes and tips for feeding suet to backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds...

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    How To Use Grow Lights To Grow Healthy Plants Indoors

    From choosing the right bulb to knowing how long to leave it on, here's how to keep you houseplants happy...

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    How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

    Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...

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    How to Take Care of Winter Weeds

    Not everything goes dormant in the wintertime. Winter weeds are thriving and will wreak havoc in your garden. Be sure...

    How to Stack and Store Firewood

    Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.

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    How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

    Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.

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    How To Change Your Bike’s Cassette

    If you notice your gears skipping during a bike ride, it may be time to learn how to change your...