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When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep grasses gorgeous all year-round.

Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...


How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


The Best Roll Up Shades for Your Porch

Sometimes you want a little less sun beating down on your deck. A roll-up shade is an easy to way...

Our Favorite Garden and Patio Finds on The Home Depot For Less Than $50

You can update your outdoor space without spending a lot. These garden and patio finds from The Home Depot will...


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7 Reasons You May Not Want to Kill Dandelions in Your Yard

What if you could give up the fight and call a truce with dandelions? Here are seven reasons why you...

Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Pruners and Loppers

Pruning a tree is a lot easier if you have the right tools. Here's everything you need to know about...


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10 Best Tools for Getting Rid of Weeds

The right tool for weeding makes the task easier and more effective. These are some of the best weeding tools.


What to Know About Digging Bars

Learn more about these versatile and powerful digging tools here.


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What Is Wild Garlic and How Do I Get Rid of It?

In the kitchen, the aroma of garlic is a pleasure. In your yard, not so much. Here's what to do...

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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...


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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What Are Wild Violets and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

These delicate blooming plants can be a challenge to banish from your yard. Here's how to rid your lawn of...


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30 Common Lawn Weeds and How to ID Them (Plus Free Downloadable Chart)

Meet the most common botanical interlopers you're likely to find in your garden or vegetable patch, and learn how to...


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What Is Purslane Weed and How Do I Get Rid of It?

The "comeback kid" of lawn weeds, purslane weed frustrates with its wily ability to bounce back just when you think...

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What Is Quackgrass and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Controlling and getting rid of quackgrass takes persistence, but it can be done. Here's how to kill the invasive perennial...


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How To Get Rid of Creeping Charlie

Brought to North America as an ornamental plant, creeping Charlie is now a rampant lawn weed that can quickly overrun...


NALP Launches Climate Change Campaign for National Lawn Care Month

Taking care of the environment starts with taking care of your lawn.


The Home Depot Spring Sale 2022 Is Here

Bring on spring savings with The Home Depot's sale!


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.


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10 Best Ground Cover Plants

These hardworking landscape plants make gorgeous ground covers, whether you want to fill in gaps or replace turf grass completely.


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What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?

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Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.


10 Must-Have Products to Make Fall Yard Work a Breeze

Fall yard work doesn't have to be strenuous!


8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


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10 Flowering Groundcovers

Flowering groundcovers beautify trouble spots, help with erosion and add a blaze of flowers to home landscaping.


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


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12 Types of Grass and Garden Weeds (and How to Remove Them)

Grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn...