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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 critters from eating them.

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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 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...


How to Build a Gazebo

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


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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 Grow Hops

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


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Gardening Tips for Brown Thumbs

So you think you can't grow anything? Here are 10 common excuses — and how to turn them into successes.

Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


Top Tips for Arranging Indoor Plants

Once you know how to arrange indoor plants, you'll see how they can bring life and joy to every room...


How to Save a Houseplant on the Brink

Rescue your indoor plants from these common ailments and go for a new lease on life. Use these tips to...


Heavy Lifting

Lift heavy stuff without breaking your back

A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...


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Turn Your Fall Leaves into Free Mulch and Compost

Use fall leaves to improve soil, make free mulch and expand your garden beds.


How to Buy Deck Lumber

10 things you need to know about how to buy the good stuff


How to Loosen Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Torches, screw extractors, oil and other tricks to help you free stuck fasteners. These tips work on any fasteners in...

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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...


14 Tips for Dealing with Leaves Like a Pro

Take a few minutes to read the following tips for how to get rid of leaves to save yourself hours...


How to Select the Best Trex Decking Colors for Your Outdoor Space

Tips and tricks on choosing the Trex decking colors that will best compliment your home.


Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


The Best Garden and Lawn Edging Ideas & Tips

Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance garden and lawn edging ideas to inspire.


9 of the Best Ways to Keep Food Cold While Camping

Spending some time in the great outdoors? You'll need to know how to keep food cold while camping. These are...


How to Find the Best Farmer’s Market Flowers for Your Home

Fresh farmer's market flowers are hard to resist. Here are tips for picking and caring for farmer's market flowers.


How to Fertilize Your Lawn

Avoid the top 4 lawn fertilizer blunders

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How To Grow and Care for Hostas

Shade-loving hostas add lushness, color and volume to your garden. Follow these tips for getting the most out of landscaping...


Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis

Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.


Ten Handy Lawn Mowing Tips

There are 'right' and 'wrong' ways to mow grass.


How To Buy Quality Lawn Seed

Reseeding is a job you can do in a weekend if you have an average-size lawn.


10 Ways on How to Water Your Lawn Better: Smart and Effective Lawn Watering Tips

Proper watering is the single most important thing you can do to keep your lawn in tip-top shape. And even...


Build a Long-Lasting Block Retaining Wall

Anyone with a strong back can stack up a bunch of blocks and build a pretty retaining wall. But it...