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How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort

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24 Genius Gardening Hacks You’ll Be Glad You Know

This collection of gardening and landscaping handy hints will give you effective new techniques to get the beautiful garden and...


Raising Patio Pavers

Remove and reset pavers with this easy four-step method.


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build

How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.


How to Resod Grass: Replace Dead Grass Patches

Re-sod a bad spot in your lawn in minutes

How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall

Put a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. We'll show you how to build a pond waterfall...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Privacy Fence

Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.

11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and...


Twig Pickup on the Go

Keep a wastepaper basket around to collect twigs


A Basement Root Cellar – Putting Up Below Ground

A modern-day homesteader keeps garden crops fresh through winter using old-time techniques and a basement root cellar.


Tips for Easier Gardening

Love to garden but short on time? Here are some tips that will help you plant, water and weed more...


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How to Build a Garden Bench

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Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to...


Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.


Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours


How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds

Use these techniques to help prevent the spread of weeds and learn what they can teach you about your soil.