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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.
Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn
Don't give up on your lawn until you try this
How to Build a Pond and Waterfall in the Backyard
Spend more time enjoying a backyard pond and less time maintaining it.
Lawns: How to Reseed
How to kill off the old grass and seed a healthy new lawn
2018 Best in DIY: Lawn Tractors
4 models, 4 prices
14 Wonderful and Wacky Chicken Coop Ideas
Increasing numbers of homeowners are raising chickens in their backyards, and the creativity in chicken...
Make Yard Work Easier with these 12 Tools
Be prepared for upcoming yard work with these 12 innovative, useful tools that make yard work...
Pond: How to Build a Low-Maintenance Pond
A little more building work means a LOT less maintenance and repair
14 Amazing Portable Fire Pits
Who says you can't take it with you when you go? The backyard party goes...
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature
Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.
Build a Long-Lasting Block Retaining Wall
Anyone with a strong back can stack up a bunch of blocks and build a...
Bush Pruning Tips for Healthier Bushes
Properly pruned plants look better and live longer. Avoid ruining your shrubs by over-pruning.
Hardscaping Ideas and Designs for Your Yard
It's that time of year to spend relaxing moments in your yard. Hardscaping your yard...
Cut Down a Tree Safely
Make it fall where you want it!
Why You Should Pick Up Dog Poo Before Mowing Your Lawn
It’s not actually a fertilizer, you know…
How to Install a Flagpole in Your Yard
A telescoping flagpole makes it easy.
10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees
Learn 10 crazy things you didn't know about bees
How to Fertilize Your Lawn
Avoid the top 4 fertilizer blunders
10 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas
Dry weather affects us all at some point. But gardeners can deal with it if...
The Top 10 Perfect Lawn Maintenance Tips
Our best projects, hints and tips to help you create and maintain a perfect lawn...
3-Season Planter Box Plans
Enjoy lush, blooming plants spring, summer and fall
How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger
Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls.
The 10 Best Real Christmas Tree Species
A real Christmas tree can fill your home with fragrance and provide an awesome centerpiece...
How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly
We'll show you how to do a tree stump removal. Use potassium nitrate stump remover...
Here’s Why Dogs Kick Up Your Lawn After They Pee
Yes, there's a reason why the dog is scratching up your lawn!
11 Things You Should NOT Do With Your Fallen Leaves
If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, harm the environment or your back, avoid...
10 Clever Tips for Landscaping Around Trees
Plop a tree in the middle of the yard and it may look out of...
Fire Pit Safety Tips Everyone Should Know
Tips for fire pit safety
10 Things You Can Do With a Pile of Leaves
Instead of looking at the falling leaves as just another chore to take care of,...
10 Landscaping Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill
If you're looking to add some color and life to your yard, but have a...
The Best Garden Bed Edging Tips
Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance borders for edging your garden beds.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
Keep Rabbits Away From Your Lawn with These Nifty Tricks
No trapping necessary!