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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 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 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!

    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...

    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.

    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 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...

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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.

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    How To Overwinter Geraniums

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

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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.

    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...

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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....

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    How To Clean Outdoor Cushions

    Keep your outdoor cushions feeling fresh with these smart and easy cleaning methods.

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    How to Build a Deck That will Last as Long as Your House

    Composite decking, treated wood and special building techniques add up to a durable, low-maintenance deck.

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    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...

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    How to Pressure Wash a Deck

    Deck seen too many summers? Give it a new lease on life. We'll teach you about power washing your deck...

    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....