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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.


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.

Raising Patio Pavers

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


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


10 Best Curb Appeal Before and After Makeovers

Give your home a curb appeal makeover and get your neighbors thinking someone else moved in.


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.

How to Resod Grass: Replace Dead Grass Patches

Re-sod a bad spot in your lawn in minutes


How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall

Put a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. We'll show you how to build a pond waterfall...


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Privacy Fence

Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....


11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and...

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Twig Pickup on the Go

Keep a wastepaper basket around to collect twigs


How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

This wooden privacy screen works as a fence-like barrier between your patio or deck and your neighbors.


A Basement Root Cellar – Putting Up Below Ground

A modern-day homesteader keeps garden crops fresh through winter using old-time techniques and a basement root cellar.


Tips for Easier Gardening

Love to garden but short on time? Here are some tips that will help you plant, water and weed more...


How to Build an Umbrella Table

This woodworking project will give you an umbrella table that is solid, stable and you can build it in...


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How to Build a Garden Bench

Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it with simple biscuit joinery.