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5 Best Digging Shovels of 2021

Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2021 no matter what kind of digging you have to do.

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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

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


11 Tacky Lawn Ornaments That Need to Stay In Storage

These lawn ornaments had a good run. Some of them were even funny when they first came out. Now, it's...


14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!

Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.


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Stuff We Love: Yard Maintenance

Make some green while keeping it green with this lineup of pro yard tools from Ego.

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What to Know About Invisible Fences

Considering an invisible fence to protect your pet, but need more information? Here's how they work, ballpark costs and potential...


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10 Ideas for Growing an Edible Landscape

Incorporate tasty fruits, herbs and vegetables into edible home landscaping.

10 Invasive Plants You Should Get Out of Your Garden Now

Keep your guard up. Look out for these weedy pests and make sure they don't get a toehold in your...


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5 Ways to Keep Your Neighbor’s Weeds Out of Your Yard

Weeds can originate anywhere, but often they sprout close to home. Here are some ways to keep neighboring weeds from...


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3 Ways to Reuse and Recycle Yard Waste

Enrich your lawn and garden with these economical, chemical-free greenscaping practices.


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12 Easy Plants to Bolster Backyard Landscaping

They're as easy on the eyes as they are easy to grow. Meet 13 garden superstars that don't take a...

How to Build a DIY Tree Swing

Looking for an easy kids' swing to add to a tree in your yard? All you need is some rope,...


10 Unusual Landscape Borders

Draw interest in your garden with these unique landscaping borders. Many are repurposed materials, which means money savings, too!


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Sprinkler Repair: How to Unclog Sprinklers

Remove mineral deposits from lawn sprinklers quickly and easily.


10 Benefits of a Healthy Yard

You can reduce stress, improve your mood, and increase your bottom line by creating a healthy yard. Here are 10...


Restore a Weedy & Patchy Lawn

Work a little, water a lot — then enjoy!

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10 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting

Some are garden thugs, others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


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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Here’s Why Burning Leaves Is a Bad Idea

Burning leaves might be the most convenient way to get rid of fallen leaves from your lawn. But that doesn't...


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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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When You Can Officially Stop Cutting Your Lawn

Learn when the proper time is for you to quit mowing your lawn. It might be later than you think....


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7 Ways to Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall

Learn the best ways to prep your lawn for fall.


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How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging

Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the...


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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...

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10 Pretty Purple Flowers That’ll Make Your Garden Pop

Add a splash of purple to your landscape with some bountiful blooms. Whether you're looking for annuals or perennials, here...


How to Hide an Air Conditioner: 9 Clever Ways

As long as you don't block the air flow and you make sure the AC unit is accessible, covering that...


10 Essential Things You Need to Do to Your Lawn Right Now

With summer barbecues and other outdoor parties in full swing, you want your lawn looking its best. Check out these...


Palm Tree Landscaping Tips for Warm Climate Dwellers

If you're dreaming of a lush, exotic garden, no tropical look is complete without palms. Here's how you can use...


Our Favorite Flower Bed Ideas for Full Sun

You can have a beautiful garden without a lot of work. As proof, here are 10 flower bed ideas for...


Eye-Catching Raised Flower Bed Ideas

Raised flower beds are a great option, no matter what your outdoor space looks like. Raised bed gardening is not...