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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...


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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season


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...

How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


No Snowblower? This is the Best Way to Shovel Your Driveway

Grab your shovel, lace up your boots and put on those gloves. This is the best way to shovel snow...

How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade.


How to Get Nonslip Mower Treads

Retread old, bald lawn mower tires with a knobby bicycle tire for extra traction on hilly terrain.


The Best Snow Removal Tools for Your Home

The snow is going to fly and you want to have the best tools available to deal with it. Try...


15 Super-Useful Tools for Dealing with Leaves

With fall comes of the promise of leaves, clumping up on your grass and matting down on your flowerbeds (even...