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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. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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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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Turn Your Fall Leaves into Free Mulch and Compost

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


50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.

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20 Projects to Always Do In Fall

Prevent future headaches by doing these projects in the fall, before it gets too cold.


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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.


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...

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...


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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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...


The Best Garden and Lawn Edging Ideas & Tips

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

10 Best Curb Appeal Before and After Makeovers

Give your home a curb appeal makeover and get your neighbors thinking someone else moved in.


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.


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...


18 Lawn Mysteries Explained (And How to Fix Them)

Get rid of your lawn eyesores with these tips.


Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planting a Tree

Reap rewards from your investment of time and money by planting a tree correctly. Avoid these costly mistakes—all of which...


Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Gardening Tips

Yard maintenance: Our experts weigh in with their best tips ever about how to get a healthy and beautiful lawn...


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Easy Lawn Care Tips

Get a greener, healthier lawn with less work!

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12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...