Landscaping

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  • Landscape Edging

  • Hate the look of plastic landscape edging? For a more informal, natural border around planted areas, try trench edging and mulch borders.

  • Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

  • Building brick paths and stone walls creates a magical landscape. It's also hard work. These tips will help you work smarter and faster and…

  • Best Way to Control Weeds

  • Reduce that tiresome weeding chore with a thick layer of organic mulch or a high quality landscape fabric. Both are easy to apply and…

  • Finding the Best Garden Hose

  • Don’t believe what you read on the garden hose labels. Here’s how to really tell which gardens hoses are kink-free.

  • Mulch Guide

  • Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens…

  • Tree Pruning Techniques

  • Here's how to prune your tree without taking a big swath of tree bark along with it. Safely remove midsized branches for a healthier, better…

  • Fall Leaves

  • Learn different methods for dealing with the annual problem of fall leaves. Field Editors from around the country share their tips for fall…

  • How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

  • Build this simple, attractive fire ring with retaining wall stone surrounded by flagstone, creating the perfect spot for cookouts, family…

  • Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

  • Make a simple garden path from recycled pavers or cobblestones set on a sand bed. Learn all the details of path building, from breaking…

  • How to Plant a Maple Tree

  • Learn how to turn a skinny sapling into a healthy adult tree. With a good location, the right size hole and the right soil, even an anemic…

  • How to Build a Rain Barrel

  • This DIY rain barrel costs less than $100 and works just as well as the expensive one you can buy. Get complete how-to instructions and start…

  • How to Plant a Tree

  • The key to a thriving, beautiful, mature tree is knowing what you’re doing on planting day. It’s all about selecting the best tree,…

  • Mower Tune-Up

  • Lawn mowing can be a joy or a chore depending on the condition of your lawn mower. Here are five basic tasks—fresh gas, oil change, new…

  • Fixing Sprinkler Systems

  • These simple lawn irrigation system fixes will solve 90 percent of the common breakdowns. You'll save on repair bills and keep your lawn…

  • How to Repair Curved Lawn Edging

  • Damaged lawn edging is easy to repair when it's a straight section, but curved pieces are more complicated. To maintain a natural curve, replace…

  • Weed Killer Tips Article

  • Improve your lawn. Eliminate weeds and keep them away with minimum time and effort by choosing the proper herbicide and applying it in a timely…

  • Lawn Tractor Maintenance Tips

  • Follow these pro tips for faster and better lawn tractor maintenance and tubeless tire repair. Good maintenance will prevent expensive repairs…

  • How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

  • Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before winter freeze-up. If you have an air compressor you can do the job…

  • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening Tips

  • Getting a healthy and beautiful lawn and garden isn't rocket science, but it does take time, patience and the right information. We asked…

  • How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

  • Crabgrass is a tough opponent, but with a lawn spreader, a pump sprayer and a few turf products you can get rid of crabgrass in the spring and…

  • Easy Lawn Care Tips

  • Reduce yard chores and create a better lawn and gardens by following this expert advice, including establishing easy-mow borders and walks,…

  • Building a Fire Pit

  • Build a circular masonry fire pit for not much more than the cost of a flimsy store-bought fire ring. With tips from a veteran bricklayer, we’ll…

  • How to Fix a Stuck Throttle

  • Lawnmower throttle cables can get stuck because of rust and grit, making it difficult to control the mower. Here's how to access and lubricate…

  • How to Cut Down a Tree

  • Learn how to cut down a tree with a chainsaw safely. A pro with 30 years experience shares tips for felling a large tree and protecting yourself…

  • DIY Garden Cart

  • This DIY garden cart carries more than a wheelbarrow, easier to load and carries larger loads. We’ll show you how to build it in just a…

  • How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

  • Stop dealing with water problems in your home and yard by installing this in-ground drainage system. This is a permanent, long-term solution to…

  • The Best Garden Bed Edging Tips

  • These simple, attractive borders will keep grass from invading your garden and eliminate the need for edge trimming. We'll show you how to…

  • How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

  • Extend the life of your lawnmower by winterizing the engine. Adding fuel stabilizer and a few ounces of oil will help the engine start right up…

  • Construct a Raised Garden Bed

  • Build a raised garden bed from natural rough-cut stone that blends perfectly into the landscape. Using standard tools and a diamond-grit…

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