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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.
2-Hour Project: How to Build a Cantina Bird Feeder
This two-hour project is a fun and clever way to attract some feathery friends to...
What is Mocking? Here’s the Hammock Trend You Need to Join
Join the most relaxed crew out there this National Hammock Day.
12 Sandboxes Worth Sticking Your Toes In To
Playing in sand is fun for kids and adults. With that in mind, unless you...
Leaf Bag Stiffener
Forget adding cardboard stiffeners to a leaf bag.
10 Invasive Plants You Should Get Out of Your Garden Now
Keep your guard up. Look out for these weedy pests and make sure they don't...
12 Bizarre Things Homeowners Have Found in Their Backyards
If you thought it was cool to find a few quarters in your yard, just...
10 Lawn Ornaments You’ll Either Love or Hate
Flaming flamingos, grumpy gnomes and bumbling Bigfoot—check out this must-see collection of lawn ornaments...
10 Inspiring Outdoor Bar Ideas
Make the most of those warm, sunny summer days with a fun and functional outdoor...
15 Adirondack Chairs You Have to See to Believe
Nothing says easy outdoor living like the iconic Adirondack chair. With its wide arms, spacious...
The Ultimate Guide to a Weed-Free Landscape
Don't let your landscape get overtaken by weeds this season! We've got solutions for banishing...
Build This Soothing Fountain in an Afternoon
Inexpensive. simple to build and a great place for the neighborhood birds to freshen up!
The Best Features in Lawn Tractors
We talked to experts at the four largest lawn tractor manufacturers to get their take...
Pint-Sized Water Gardens
Mini ponds perfect for patios or decks.
A Paver Path that Grows
This easy-to-build paver path will last a lifetime and looks great too!
50 Easter Egg Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of
Easter traditions have shifted through centuries and vary greatly from country to country. Here are...
Build a Spring in Your Backyard
Learn how to build this small backyard spring that will spark a sense of wonder.
12 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard
Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into...
How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips
Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’...
Zero Turn Radius Mowers
Here's the info you need to know about zero turn radius mowers.
The Best Features to Look for When Buying a Lawn Tractor
Lawn tractors come in a wide price range. Even the lowest-priced models can cut your...
Rider, Lawn Tractor, Garden Tractor: What’s the Difference?
Here's the info need to know about lawn tractors, rear-engine riding mowers and garden tractors.
Before You Buy a Lawn Tractor: 6 Questions to Answer
Here’s the info you need to choose the best lawn tractor model for your yard and budget.
12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy
Whether you use it for relaxation or for fun, many memories can be made around...
Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planting a Tree
Reap rewards from your investment of time and money by planting a tree correctly. Avoid...
How to Prepare Your Yard for a Backyard Wedding
Hosting a backyard wedding not only allows for a more relaxed atmosphere, it's also a...
30 Tips for Achieving a Lush Lawn This Season
Grow greener grass and be the envy of the neighborhood! Here are 30 tips to help...
Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Gardening Tips
Yard maintenance: Our experts weigh in with their best tips ever about how to get...
Restore a Weedy & Patchy Lawn
Work a little, water a lot — and then enjoy!
How To Buy Quality Lawn Seed
Reseeding is a job you can do in a weekend if you have an average-size lawn.
Here’s What’s New in Outdoor Path Lights
Path lights not only help guide you along an outdoor walkway, but can be used...
10 Lawn Care Myths You Really Need To Stop Believing
When to fertilize, when to water, how short to cut the grass. You've surely heard...
Fixing Sprinkler Systems
Do-it-yourself solutions to irritating irrigation problems