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    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 with homemade bird suet!

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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...

    Three Ways to Build a Campfire

    Here's how to light a roaring campfire on the first try, then put it out when you're done.


    Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

    Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


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    How To Overwinter Geraniums

    Before the first frost arrives, save your favorite geraniums using one of these time-tested techniques.


    Start a Campfire with These DIY Fire Starters

    Getting a fire started can be a tough task. Make it a little easier on yourself with these DIY fire...

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    What To Know About Planting Bulbs in Pots

    Love the look of potted tulips in the springtime? Grow your own springtime blooms with these step-by-step tips.


    Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator

    They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...


    How to Repair a Garden Hose

    Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


    Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

    Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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    How to Attract Hummingbirds: 10 Expert Tips

    Attracting hummingbirds is easy when you start thinking like a hummingbird! Birding experts explain how to attract hummingbirds and keep...

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    Make a DIY Hummingbird Mister Birdbath

    Hummingbirds can have difficulty using traditional bird baths. Create a hummingbird mister instead to give these little jewels a place...


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    Tips On How To Stake a Tree

    If you want your tree to grow big and strong, staking is a necessary practice that can provide tremendous benefits....


    How to Turn an Empty Milk Jug Into a Watering Can

    Can't find your watering can? Don't make your plants wait until you can buy a new one at the gardening...


    How to Clean Trex Decking

    You probably love your Trex decking because it's durable and low-maintenance. But you still have to clean it occasionally to...


    How to Pressure Wash a Deck

    Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.


    50 DIY Treehouses Made From Reclaimed Materials

    DIY treehouses have been a staple of childhood backyards for decades—and now they're becoming popular getaways for adults, too. Be...


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    How to Make a Bee Watering Station With a Bowl of Marbles

    This bee waterer will make your backyard an oasis for hardworking pollinators. It's easy to DIY, too.


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

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    Terrarium Twist: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter Table

    Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.


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    What Is Speedwell and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    Despite its pretty blue flowers, too much speedwell can be an eyesore on an otherwise tidy lawn. Here's how to...


    How To Make a Natural Woodland Path

    Build a low maintenance, low impact, inviting path to the lake, utilizing on-site materials.


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    What Is Henbit and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    Although colorful in the spring, henbit becomes a nuisance if allowed to proliferate. Here's how to keep this aggressive weed...


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    What Are Air Plants and How Do They Grow?

    Hardy, soil-less air plants double as home décor. Discover air plant facts, good options to start with, how to care...


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    How To Make a DIY BBQ Grill

    If you don't feel like hauling the grill, or you just feel like roughing it a little, make this simple...