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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.

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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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


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...

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10 Azalea Flower Bed Tips and Ideas

Azaleas are the star attraction in many gardens and yards. Learn how to make the most of yours with these...


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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...

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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

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


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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...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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Plant Propagation: How to Multiply Your Plants for Free

Save money and get more plants for free! Follow these plant propagation steps and learn how to make plant cuttings.

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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.


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Pouring Concrete Patio: A First Timer’s Guide

Poured concrete makes a terrific backyard patio and it's easier to succeed than you might think. Here's how to get...


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Hot Tub Safety Tips for the Whole Family

Here's how to keep adults, kids and pets safe in and around a hot tub.


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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...


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...


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 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.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


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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...


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...

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How to Care For Christmas Flowers

Give gifts that keep on giving this year. Here's how to care for the most popular Christmas flowers.


How to Keep Your Garage Floor Dry All Winter Long

Keep your garage floor dry by placing your snowblower on top of this common household item.


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...


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...