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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. How to Fix a Gas Grill

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    Save that beat-up old gas grill from the garbage dump and restore it to new condition for a fraction of the cost of a new grill. Virtually every part on the grill can be replaced, restored or repainted at relatively low cost, putting your grill back in use for many more seasons.

  3. How to Build a Garden Bench

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    Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

  4. How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

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    Is your old concrete patio an eyesore? You can avoid the cost and mess of tearing it out by just screwing down wood sleepers and decking over it.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. PVC Patio Furniture

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    Make your own outdoor chairs, tables, chaise lounges and more from high-quality, exterior-grade PVC. Create patio furniture in a range of colors and styles.

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