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19 Crazy Cool Backyard Putting Greens

Your golf game may not look tour-ready, but you can feel like a pro by stepping out into one of these crazy-cool backyard putting greens.

Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.


Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


14 Incredible Ice and Snow Sculptures

One of the most enjoyable aspects of cold weather is the ability to play in the snow. Whatever your age,...

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Will a Pool Add Value to Your Home? Experts Weigh In

A pool’s impact on your property value depends on these variables.


10 Fun American Flag Facts

Brush up on your flag knowledge with these fun American flag facts and historical notes.

Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


Why Composite Decking Makes Sense for Deck Rebuilds

Composite decking costs a little more than natural wood, but benefits like its sharp look, ease of maintenance, and durability...


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Where Does Your Property Line Start?

Have you ever wondered where your property line starts? Learn the different ways a property line is determined, and how...

14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard

There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To get you inspired, we've rounded...


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


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Stuff We Love: Trailer Upgrades

Our friends at Family Handyman created the Ultimate Camper and found some amazing products for this project. Here are three...

Decking That Doesn’t Burn

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


Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


How to Build a Retaining Wall That Will Last

Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid...


Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...

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How to Build Good Subcontractor Relationships

Find out how build and maintain good relationships with your subcontractors.


Paver Patios That Will Save You Time and Effort

A simple system for installing flat and level pavers


Tips for Making Portable Tools for Your Workshop

In the workshop, garage, basement or shed, having wheels on your tools and equipment means you can easily move them...