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Which Natural Weed Killers Will Work Best for You?

We talk with an expert about healthier choices for humans and the environment.

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How To Test Soil pH With and Without a Kit

From formal lab tests to DIY baking soda and vinegar, here's how to choose which method is best for your...

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What To Do for Your Lawn in May

The snow is gone and those of us who enjoy working on our lawns are anxious to get started. Here's...

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Gardening 101: How To Plant Flowers

Once you've planted your first flowers and watched them grow and bloom, you'll be confidently adding more flowers to your...

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You Should Dust Your Houseplants— Here’s Why

You know you have to water houseplants, but did you know you should also dust them? Dusting houseplants is easy...

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Should I Rotate Crops in My Vegetable Garden?

Crop rotation in your vegetable garden sounds like a lot of work. But it's actually an easy practice to follow.

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What You Need To Know About Pool Filters

Swimming pool filters are not one size fits all. Here's a look at the different types and which one might...

Is Your Gas Grill Ready for Winter?

If you want your grill to work in the spring, it's important to get it ready for winter.

How To Shock a Pool

A little shock therapy is just what your pool needs to stay clean and sanitized for the winter. Here's all...

Should You Be Bottom Watering Plants?

How's your houseplant collection doing? If you love the plants but hate to (or forget to) water them, check out...

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Should You Prune Hydrangeas In the Fall?

It's fall and you're cleaning up your garden. What happens if you don't prune your hydrangeas? Let's find out.

How to Care for Your Lawn During a Drought

Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.

Three Ways to Build a Campfire

Here's how to light a roaring campfire on the first try, then put it out when you're done.

How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.

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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...

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How to Build a Deck That will Last as Long as Your House

Composite decking, treated wood and special building techniques add up to a durable, low-maintenance deck.

How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.

The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.

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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...

Caulk Tube Bulb Driver

Try this great trick for unscrewing a tough-to-reach light bulb.

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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.

Decking That Doesn’t Burn

Don't build a deck you can't walk on during the hot summer months

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Natural Ways to Kill Weeds and Get Them Out Of Your Garden

Use these techniques to help prevent the spread of weeds and learn what they can teach you about your soil.

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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.

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Best Outdoor Pizza Oven Tips and Techniques

There's a learning curve when you begin to use an outdoor pizza oven. But, you'll get the hang of it...

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How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort

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24 Genius Gardening Hacks You’ll Be Glad You Know

This collection of gardening and landscaping handy hints will give you effective new techniques to get the beautiful garden and...

Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Snow

Make shoveling snow go easier on your body and your time by avoiding these snow shoveling mistakes.

How to Build a Tree House – Pro Tips & Plans

Tree houses aren't just for kids – they're for anyone with an imagination. These amazing treehouses will inspire you to...

Raising Patio Pavers

Remove and reset pavers with this easy four-step method.

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DIY Pest Control Strategies and Techniques

Try these effective ways to get rid of your nastiest pests.