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How to Pressure Wash a Deck

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

How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...

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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


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How to Keep Cats Out of Plants

How do you keep cats out of plants? Try these expert-recommended tips to protect your indoor potted plants from curious...

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How To Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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How to Use a Charcoal Grill for the First Time

Want to take advantage of the summer weather and do some outdoor cooking? Learn how to use a charcoal grill...


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Why Are There Mushrooms In My Lawn?

Find out why there are mushrooms in your grass and how to treat them.


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What Are Fairy Rings and Why Are They in My Grass?

Learn how to recognize and eliminate those pesky fairy rings.


How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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How to Save Your Grass From Summer Heat

Summer heat can wreak havoc on your lawn. Here's how to keep your grass growing and healthy in the long...

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How to Harvest Rhubarb the Right Way (Hint: Don’t Cut It!)

Don't cut those rhubarb stalks! Here's why it's a bad idea, and how to harvest rhubarb the right way.


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How to Choose Composite Decking

Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of seven key issues, among them budget, sunlight, moisture, building codes...

How to Dry and Store Garden Herbs

Stock your pantry with home-dried herbs and save money at the grocery store. Here's how.


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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn

Lawn weed control: Six strategies to eliminate invasive weeds from your lawn and keep them from creeping back in.


How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers.

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How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


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How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

Buy this PDF & Cut List

We designed this shed with money saving in mind. Even the...


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How to Grow Hops

Growing hops rewards homebrewers and gardeners. Use these tips for buying, planting and nurturing this fast-growing vine.


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


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10 Common Plant Diseases (and How to Treat Them)

Plant diseases are a fact of life for gardeners. Learn how to deal with the most common plant ailments and...