What Is a French Drain? What to Know
If you're dealing with drainage issues on your property, installing a French drain might be the aesthetically pleasing solution you're looking for.
7 Best Patio Trees for Shade
Here’s a list of ornamental trees in a variety of sizes to create shade for any patio.
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....
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 Benefits of Planting Hostas
Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.
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.
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...
10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For
Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...
Above-Ground vs. In-Ground Pools
Ready to say 'yes' to a pool? From costs, convenience, longevity and maintenance, learn the differences between an above ground...
50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget
You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.
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,...
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...
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 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...
How to Build a Water Feature That’s Low Maintenance
Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.
How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents
Find a new use for that fallen tree by creating a natural wood log planter
How to Install an Irrigation System in 11 Easy Steps
Expert advice about irrigation installation from the job site.
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...
Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream
This cascading stream flows into a gravel bed, not a pond, so it stays clean with little maintenance.
How To Build a Stone and Brick Patio for Your Backyard
We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.
Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench
Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.
Build This Soothing Fountain in an Afternoon
Inexpensive. simple to build and a great place for the neighborhood birds to freshen up!
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...
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...