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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.
Install an In-Ground Drainage System
Drain water away from your home and dry out your soggy yard with this in-ground system.
How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall
Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project
14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!
Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature
Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.
Hurray for Hostas! Landscaping with Hostas
Everyone with shade in their garden knows the value of hosta. But not everyone knows...
Outdoor Landscape Lighting Dos and Don’ts
Before installing landscape lighting, learn these tips, tricks, dos and don'ts! See where to place...
17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard
Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into...
10 Quick DIY Projects That Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home
These small, inexpensive improvements to your yard and home's exterior add up to a dramatic...
Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis
Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.
19 Trees in Your Yard That Cause the Biggest Problems
These trees are troublesome, to say the least.
Ten Handy Lawn Mowing Tips
There are 'right' and 'wrong' ways to mow grass.
Super-Simple Landscaping Hack: Plant Your Pots
Ever wish you could reorganize your garden after seeing how the mature plants look? Here's...
Shady Flower Shelf
Find more room for flowers with a flower shelf
Tin Can DIY Water Bottle Holder
I recycled a tin can into a DIY water bottle holder for my lawnmower. I...
How to Install a Drip Irrigation System in Your Yard
Save time, save water and pamper your plants
Here’s What’s New in Outdoor Path Lights
Path lights not only help guide you along an outdoor walkway, but can be used...
How To Install a Birdhouse Post
Learn how to install a post for your birdhouse.
Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn
Don't give up on your lawn until you try this
How to Revive Grass: Thinning Lawn
How to use an aerator and power rake to get an old lawn ready for seeding.
Lawns: How to Reseed
How to kill off the old grass and seed a healthy new lawn
Sod vs. Seed
Which should I buy?
How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage
Soggy yard? Here are your options.
Here’s Why Dogs Kick Up Your Lawn After They Pee
Yes, there's a reason why the dog is scratching up your lawn!
Growing Grass Under Trees
Match these shade-tolerant grass types with your climate zone for a winning combination.
How To Buy Quality Lawn Seed
Reseeding is a job you can do in a weekend if you have an average-size lawn.
How to Resod Grass: Replace Dead Grass Patches
Re-sod a bad spot in your lawn in minutes
10 Ways on How to Water Your Lawn Better: Smart and Effective Lawn Watering Tips
Proper watering is the single most important thing you can do to keep your lawn...
Lawn Aerator Shoes: Do They Really Work?
If you're working to create a lush lawn, aerating can help. Aerating helps pave the...
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Grass When It’s Wet
It's actually dangerous! Here's why.
10 Great Trees to Consider Planting in Your Yard This Spring
There's a reason Arbor Day is celebrated in Spring--it's a great time to add trees...
How to Plant a Maple Tree
Give your young sapling a head start in life
How to Prepare Your Yard for a Backyard Wedding
Hosting a backyard wedding and/or a backyard wedding reception not only allows for a...