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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.
A Lawn Mower That’s Got It All
Troy-Bilt began making steel-wheeled rototillers in Troy, NY, more than 60 years ago.
10 Unusual Landscape Borders
Draw interest in your garden with these unique landscaping borders. Many are repurposed materials, which...
Crazy About Coleus
Gardeners looking for alternatives to impatiens for shade can find the answer in coleus. See...
Hurray for Hostas!
Everyone with shade in their garden knows the value of hosta. But not everyone knows...
12 DIY Backyard Games and Sport Courts
Let the backyard games begin!
20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive
Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.
The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn
Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.
How to Install an Irrigation System in 11 Easy Steps
Expert advice from the job site.
11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time
Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer?...
Repurpose Ducting for Containing Hostas
Control your hosta growth with this simple gardening trick using only galvanized duct.
12 Simple Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal
Real estate professionals talk about curb appeal a lot. It's what makes a house attractive...
How to Reuse an Old Clothes Hamper Outdoors
Leaf bags have an irritating tendency to close and collapse, making them difficult to fill.
10 Inexpensive Plants that will Make Your Garden Pop
You get a lot of bang for the buck with these showy plants. A small...
12 Plants in Your Yard That May Be Dangerous
Stop invasive plants in their tracks and see how to remove invasive plants
11 Houseplants That Are Invincible
Well, maybe they're not really invincible but they're as close as it gets
10 Desert Landscaping Ideas
While not as boisterous as a cottage garden nor as lush as a tropical garden,...
Handy Soil Sifter
A large plastic milk-crate storage container with a gridwork bottom makes a great soil sifter.
12 DIY Planter Boxes You Can Make in a Day
If you're short on space or don't want to dig up your yard to put...
Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings On The Lawn
Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care...
Old-Fashioned Weed Whacker
Get rid of dandelions and other weeds— roots and all—by whacking and grabbing the...
15 Creative Ways to Hang a Plant Outdoors
Your plants don't have to be in the ground to flourish. This season, try hanging...
How to Make a Posthole Gauge
Digging a posthole requires you to con- stantly stop and remove the digger to measure...
Tree Hugger Helper
The sharp lower lip on the front and sides of your lawn mower can cut...
14 Functional Tiny Apartment Balconies
Don't let your small space hold you down, just get creative!
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.
11 Things You Should Never Pressure Wash
Pressure washing is a satisfying task to tackle at home, but don’t get carried...
14 Cheap Landscaping Updates that Make a Splash
Keeping up with the Joneses doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg....
Power Leaf Mulcher
Here’s an easy way to break down dry leaves and grass for mulch or to pack into your compost bin.
14 Smart Small-Space Landscaping Ideas
Many of today's newer homes come with smaller yards. And condos and townhomes often have...
How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents
Find a new use for that fallen tree by creating a natural wood log planter
This Is The Best Season to Aerate Your Lawn
Curious if spring really is the best season to aerate the lawn? We took a...
Why You Should Consider Creating a Garden Bed Edging
Garden beds can be fun to plant and tend, but as soon as unwanted plants...