Landscaping

Master these techniques and you’ll be transforming your lawn and upping your home’s curb appeal in no time.

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Fluorescent Paint Yard Markers

Stop running over markers in your yard


Landscaping Hack: Fast Route to the Roots

Grab a transmission funnel to get fertilizer right to the roots


Easier Lawn Mower Oil Draining

A turkey baster to drain lawn mower oil?


Here’s How to Avoid Poison Ivy All Summer Long

Poison ivy doesn’t always look the same…can you tell the difference?


Pipe Insulation Hack for Your Rake

If you’ve got a lot of raking to do, tape 3/4-in. pipe insulation over the rake handle to protect your...


Why You Need This Small Riding Lawn Mower

If you live in suburbia and you’re thinking of buying a riding lawn mower, here’s something to consider.


Reader Project: Floating Feeder for Feathered Friends

"We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years.  However, the birds are pigs and dump bird...


A Lawn Mower That’s Got It All

Troy-Bilt began making steel-wheeled rototillers in Troy, NY, more than 60 years ago.

12 DIY Backyard Games and Sport Courts

Let the backyard games begin!


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20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive

Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.


The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn

Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.


11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and...


Repurpose Ducting for Containing Hostas

Control your hosta growth with this simple gardening trick using only galvanized duct.


12 Ways Landscaping Can Enhance Curb Appeal

Real estate professionals talk about curb appeal a lot. It's what makes a house attractive and inviting. Here are 12...


How to Reuse an Old Clothes Hamper Outdoors

Leaf bags have an irritating tendency to close and collapse, making them difficult to fill.


Twig Pickup on the Go

Keep a wastepaper basket around to collect twigs

Handy Soil Sifter

A large plastic milk-crate storage container with a gridwork bottom makes a great soil sifter.


Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings On The Lawn

Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care routine. But after looking at...


Old-Fashioned Weed Whacker

Get rid of dandelions and other weeds— roots and all—by whacking and grabbing the weed with the straight claw of...


How to Make a Posthole Gauge

Digging a posthole requires you to con- stantly stop and remove the digger to measure the depth of the hole....


Tree Hugger Helper

The sharp lower lip on the front and sides of your lawn mower can cut the bark on trees and...

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14 Cheap Landscaping Updates that Make a Splash

Revamp your landscape (and impress your neighbors) with these inexpensive updates.


Power Leaf Mulcher

Here’s an easy way to break down dry leaves and grass for mulch or to pack into your compost bin....


Why You Should Consider Creating a Garden Bed Edging

Garden beds can be fun to plant and tend, but as soon as unwanted plants invade, the battle begins. Your...


Leaf Bag Stiffener

Forget adding cardboard stiffeners to a leaf bag.


12 Bizarre Things Homeowners Have Found in Their Backyards

If you thought it was cool to find a few quarters in your yard, just wait until you hear what...


10 Lawn Ornaments You’ll Either Love or Hate

Flaming flamingos, grumpy gnomes and bumbling Bigfoot—check out this must-see collection of lawn ornaments some people would treasure and others...