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Check out our favorite ideas, projects, tips and tools for creating the ultimate backyard
Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping, lawn, and equipment.
Best Way to Control Weeds
Reduce your weeding chore the easy way, with organic mulch or a landscape fabric
Growing Grass Under Trees
Match these shade-tolerant grass types with your climate zone for a winning combination.
How to Grow Greener Grass
Learn the secrets on how to grow healthier, thicker and greener grass from our staff expert
Growing Lawn Grass: The Organic Approach
Grow your lawn grass organically and get the same results as a chemically treated lawn.
Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter
Assemble and mount this simple planter in less than an hour
How to Choose Modular Concrete Block
Sorting out the options
Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard
Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...
Easy Lawn Care Tips
Get a greener, healthier lawn with less work!
Tree Pruning Techniques
Prune branches without harming the tree.
Fix Lawn Spots
5 Remedies for your hurting turf
Sprinkler Repair: How to Unclog Sprinklers
Remove mineral deposits from lawn sprinklers quickly and easily
Cures for a Patchy Lawn
Prepare your lawn and enjoy a lush lawn every spring
How to Repair Curved Lawn Edging
Use longer lengths to make this repair look good
How to Resod Grass: Replace Dead Grass Patches
Re-sod a bad spot in your lawn in minutes
How to Achieve a Healthy Lawn
How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort
Use Pins and Staples to Prevent Gaps in Your Garden’s Landscape Fabric
Stop landscape fabric from wandering
Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants
Save your back with packing peanuts
Finding the Best Garden Hose
Perform an easy test right in the store!
How to Remove Shrubs and Shrub Roots
The best way to remove shrubs, roots and all.
Fixing Dead Spots in Your Lawn
How to restore those troublesome dead patches in your lawn
How to Build a Stone Fountain
Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.
Replacing Broken Lawn Sprinkler Heads
It's pretty easy to damage a sprinkler head with your mower if the head sits too high.
One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond
If you can build a box, you can do it!
DIY Garden Cart
Better than a wheelbarrow and easy to build
Build this simple, attractive backyard waterfall in less than a day
Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis
Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.
Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain
Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can...
How to Build a Retaining Wall
The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history
Outdoor Pond Ideas: Pond in a Box
The beauty of a pond without the shovel work
How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day
Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain