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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 known as “boles.” This idea presented design possibilities for both woodworking and lighting, which combine in these decorative path lights.

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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 Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


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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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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...

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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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How To Get Rid of Dandelions in Your Lawn

The yellow flowering weed is notoriously difficult to eradicate. Read on to learn how to get rid of dandelions in...

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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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


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Lawn-Cutting Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Grass Damage

There are definite do's and don'ts when it comes to how to cut grass. Follow these 10 expert mowing tips...

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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


Sod vs. Seed

Which should I buy?


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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


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12 Types of Grass and Garden Weeds (and How to Remove Them)

Grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn...


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...

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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


Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

Don't give up on your lawn until you try these remedies


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


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...


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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 Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


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The Best Grass Seed for Any Lawn

Learn how to choose the right type of grass seed, plus some top options for all kinds of lawns.


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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.

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Will Grass Spread and Cover the Bare Spots in My Lawn?

A lush lawn can still be prone to bare spots. We take a look at the causes, how to repair...


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When Is the Best Time to Plant Grass?

Knowing the best time to plant grass matters. Here's how to do it right.


19 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you’re a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a barefoot-worthy lawn with these tips.


How To Get Rid of Crabgrass

Need to defend your turf from crabgrass? Follow these tips and learn how to kill crabgrass and be one step...


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Moss Grass: Grow It or Get Rid of It?

Depending on your outlook, moss grass is either a worthy alternative to turf grass or a nuisance. Here's how to...


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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.