Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping and equipment.
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, 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.
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Best Cordless Lawn Mower
Want to buy the best cordless lawn mower? Before you shell out your cash, check out these seven models, and see which one fits your needs. Here's a rundown of features, a comparison of popular models, and the answers to your biggest questions.
Riding Lawn Mower Reviews
All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features, drawbacks and prices to decide which type suits your needs and budget. Photo courtesy of Cub Cadet
How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger
We'll show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base, compacted base material and good drainage. The masonry wall looks great from the front, too, and will enhance the look of your yard.
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 handful of steps.
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 gatherings and casual conversation. We'll show you how to build the fire ring so it's safe and durable, so you can enjoy relaxing fires year after year.
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 your wet yard. These step-by-step instructions and how-to photos walk you through the DIY installation. This project requires a lot of digging, but you won't have to deal with drainage issues ever again.
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 install metal, paver and stone borders. Not only do they look great, these borders require almost no maintenance.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn about and compare natural stone, wood timber and stacked concrete block retaining wall systems. The article shows installation methods and discusses advantages of each material.