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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.
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...
15 Expert Tips for Digging Holes
Digging is bonehead simple. But as with any other job, a little know-how lets you...
The Way to Prevent Window Strikes for Your Backyard Birds May Surprise You
Whenever you’re placing feeders near the house, keep them no more than 3 ft. away ...
This Plant Is So Much Worse Than Poison Ivy
Hogweed has now been identified in many U.S. states, and it's causing some dangerous health effects.
12 Solar Landscape Lights You Haven’t Seen Before
This is not your typical solar landscape lighting...
12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See
Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for...
How to Keep Deer Out of Your Yard
You love Bambi in his natural environment, but not destroying your yard! Here's how to...
The Plant That Is Making People Go Blind
Giant hogweed looks a bit like Queen Anne's lace but is much bigger and can...
13 Before and After Backyard Makeovers You Can Do in a Weekend
Have a bland backyard and a free weekend? We'll show you how to update your...
Planning a Retaining Wall: What’s Best For Your Home
The knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. When choosing blocks for a retaining...
How to Make Stay-Put Downspout Extensions
This trick will keep those downspouts in place
Really Longreach Rake
Extend the reach of a rake with some PVC pipe
Spot-Watering Tip For Grass Seed
A little hamster bedding will help get grass growing after reseeding
Simple Sprinkler Head Protection
You won't forget where the sprinkler heads are anymore
Lawn Chemical Overspray Prevention
This trick will help protect plants and flowers
Self-Leveling Flower Pot Feet
Here’s how to make flower pots, vases, planters, boxes or almost any not-quite-flat-bottom object...
Large-Print Lawn Guide
No more squinting for the application rate
Poison Your Ivy, Not Your Shrub
Clean up your yard without wrecking the shrubs
Fish For Leaves in Your Pond
Fish out leaves in pools and ponds without any trouble
This is why you need to mark up your lawn mower dipstick
Stay-Put Solar Lights
Keep your outdoor solar lights standing with some copper tubing
Fluorescent Paint Yard Markers
Stop running over markers in your yard
Landscaping Hack: Fast Route to the Roots
Grab a transmission funnel to get fertilizer right to the roots
Shady Flower Shelf
Find more room for flowers with a flower shelf
Easier Lawn Mower Oil Draining
A turkey baster to drain lawn mower oil?
Here’s How to Avoid Poison Ivy All Summer Long
Poison ivy doesn’t always look the same…can you tell the difference?
Pipe Insulation Hack for Your Rake
If you’ve got a lot of raking to do, tape 3/4-in. pipe insulation over...
Why You Need This Small Riding Lawn Mower
If you live in suburbia and you’re thinking of buying a riding lawn mower,...
Reader Project: Floating Feeder for Feathered Friends
"We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years. However, the birds...
What is a Swedish Fire Torch? (And Why You Need to Make One This Summer)
A Swedish fire torch is your answer to simple and effective open fire cooking.
Landscape Lighting Dos and Don’ts
Before installing landscape lighting, learn these tips, tricks, dos and don'ts!
A Lawn Mower That’s Got It All
Troy-Bilt began making steel-wheeled rototillers in Troy, NY, more than 60 years ago.