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  1. 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 way. This works for both grassy weeds and broadleaf weeds.

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  1. How to Plant a Tree

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    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, digging the hole the right way, handling the tree properly and placing it in the right location. Here are 10 of the best tips for planting and caring for your new tree so you can enjoy it for years to come.

  2. Construct a Raised Garden Bed

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    Build a raised garden bed from natural rough-cut stone that blends perfectly into the landscape. Using standard tools and a diamond-grit circular saw blade you can build this project in two weekends.

  3. Composting Tips

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    Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks.

  4. Restore a Deck

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    Restore an old wood deck, even if it's worn, cracked and splintery. Simply paint it with a thick, acrylic deck restoration coating, which will create a smooth surface that lasts for years.

  5. Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

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    Control aggressive plants that have spreading root systems with a simple plastic container.

  6. Mulch Guide

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    Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens look more attractive. And more, it's inexpensive and easy to apply.

  7. Garden Closet Storage Project

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    This outdoor shed/closet is small, but compact. It'll hold most of your gardening and lawn care tools and supplies and keep them close at hand and well organized.

  8. How to Clean a Bird Bath

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    Dirty bird baths can become unpleasant for both birds and humans. Here's how to get rid of the slimy gunk and clean up your birds' bathing and watering hole.

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