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

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How to Create the Ultimate Hummingbird Habitat in Your Backyard

The key to the tiny flier’s heart is through its stomach. Make your backyard a sugar-water hot spot with these...


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If My Lawn Turns Brown this Summer, What are the Best Ways to Make it Look Green Again Soon?

Why does grass turn brown in the summer? We'll show you some common causes of brown spots and dying grass,...


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How to Identify Different Types of Trees

Whether you're taking a walk in the park or simply admiring your neighbor's landscape, it's nice to be able to...


How to Turn an Empty Milk Jug Into a Watering Can

Can't find your watering can? Don't make your plants wait until you can buy a new one at the gardening...

How to Grow Greener Grass

Learn the secrets on how to grow healthier, thicker and greener grass from our staff expert. These are our best...



Replacing Broken Lawn Sprinkler Heads

It's pretty easy to damage a sprinkler head with your mower if the head sits too high.


How to Winterize an In-Ground Pool

It's important to winterize your pool for the colder months, especially if temperatures in your area drop near or below...


How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature

Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.


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How To Grow and Care for Hostas

Shade-loving hostas add lushness, color and volume to your garden. Follow these tips for getting the most out of landscaping...


Ten Handy Lawn Mowing Tips

There are 'right' and 'wrong' ways to mow grass.


How to Install a Drip Irrigation System in Your Yard

Save time, save water and pamper your plants

How To Install a Birdhouse Post

Learn how to install a post for your birdhouse.


How To Buy Quality Lawn Seed

Reseeding is a job you can do in a weekend if you have an average-size lawn.


How to Plant a Maple Tree

Give your young sapling a head start in life


How to Prepare Your Yard for a Backyard Wedding

Hosting a backyard wedding and/or a backyard wedding reception not only allows for a more relaxed atmosphere, it's also a...


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.


Finding the Best Garden Hose

Perform an easy test right in the store!


How to Fix a Sprinkler System

Do-it-yourself solutions to irritating irrigation problems.

DIY Landscape Design: How to Get Started

Landscape design is part science, part art. The science part means looking at the site, making any needed modifications, and...


A Paver Path that Grows

This easy-to-build paver path will last a lifetime and looks great too!


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.


12 Tips for How to Build an Ice Rink in Your Backyard

With a few days of work and a handful of materials, you can spend the winter skating in your own...


17 Lawn Mysteries Explained (And How to Fix Them)

Get rid of your lawn eyesores with these tips.