Lawn Care

Learn the best ways to mow the lawn, take care of those pesky weeds and create the backyard of your dreams with these lawn care maintenance and repair tips.

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This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it comes to lawn care, there is a right and wrong way to mow the grass.


Stihl Enters the Electric Mower Market with the RMA 510 V—We Tried It

I finally got my hands on the new Stihl RMA 510 V electric mower and put it through the testing...


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Why Does Dog Pee Burn the Grass?

Those annoying brown spots in the lawn are natural, but also preventable. Here's what's causing them and how to stop...


We Tried the All-New 2024 Toro TimeCutter SS4225 Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

The Toro TimeCutter SS4225 is the revamped version of the classic zero-turn lawn mower. We tested it for ourselves.

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Why Planting Grass Seed in the Winter Works

Grass seed needs the right conditions to germinate and grow. Find out how planting right before winter leads to a...


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Is It OK To Feed Birds?

We have a love affair with bird feeders, yet feeding wildlife is harmful. Are our backyard food stations helping or...

We Tested the Husqvarna TS 242XD, and This Riding Lawn Mower Offers Speed, Power and Fun

We know Husqvarna makes some of the best lawn care equipment, but does that include riding mowers? Our Husqvarna TS...


I Tried the Solo Stove Chair, and It’s Now My Favorite Seat Around the Fire Pit

Our favorite fire pit brand now makes an Adirondack chair, and we tested it to see if the...


Review: I Tried the Solo Stove Patio Heater, and Here’s How It Went

The Solo Stove Patio Heater is back in stock, and we tried it to let you know how it works...


How To Hang a Hammock for Maximum Relaxation

Safely relax during your suspended siesta, without worry of damaging trees and structures.

I Tried the Handy Brush Grubber and Pulling Brush and Shrubs Has Never Been Easier

Every homeowner gets unwanted saplings and brush that magically sprout in their landscape. The Handy Brush Grubber helps...


We Tested the East Oak Fire Pit, and Its Unique Shape Really Radiates Heat

The East Oak fire pit is a smokeless option that's made with top-notch materials. Here’s how it stacks...


We Tried the Stihl BR 600 Backpack Blower, and It’s a Must-Have for Fall Cleanup

The Stihl BR 600 backpack blower is fuel efficient and durable, and it produces low exhaust emissions and...


This Zip Tie Hack Will Make Trimming Ornamental Grasses a Breeze

Gather, cut and dispose of excess grass in seconds!


Time to Remove Leaves? Ditch Your Rake for a Cardboard Box

This hack is quick, cheap and effective, but could lead to some painful consequences.

I Tried the All-New Solo Stove Torch, and It Was Better Than I Expected

The new Solo Stove Mesa Torch is the torchlight dreams are made of—and it’s perfect for Autumn evening...


How Can You Mulch Leaves Without a Lawn Mower?

With these clever options, you no longer need to rely on a lawn mower to mulch the fallen leaves in...


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What Is the Most Sustainable Type of Groundcover?

Even though traditional turf grass lawns are still the go-to choice, homeowners are now shifting to more sustainable groundcover options.


This 3-in-1 Fire Pit Tool Is the Perfect Companion to Your Solo Stove

This fire pit multitool is the perfect way to safely manage your backyard fire pit.


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What Is Leaf Mulch and How To Make It

If you're not creating and spreading leaf mulch, start now! It's basically free, and I couldn't care for my yard...


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10 Types of Rakes and Their Uses

Roof rakes, leaf rakes, pond rakes and more. Here's our expert guide to knowing which ones you need and what...


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How Much Does Leaf Removal Cost in 2023?

Find out how much DIY vs pro leaf removal costs, alternative methods and pricing models in this expert guide.


We Tried the Craftsman Electric Lawn Mower, a Riding Mower for Tight Spaces

Ready to take the plunge and go battery-powered? We tested the Craftsman electric lawn mower–here’s what we thought.


When Should I Mow New Sod?

New sod needs time to get established before you mow it. One or two weeks is typical, but the sod...

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Learn to Diagnose and Treat These 8 Lawn Diseases

Like people, lawns get sick. It can be minor, like a cold, or more serious. Learn how to identify these...


EcoBorder Rubber Landscape Edging Review: Is Rubber Lawn Edging Any Good?

When it’s time to elevate your garden and lawn, get instant impact with long-lasting results, thanks to EcoBorder...


Should You Get a Backyard Bathtub?

The soothing home design trend is popping up in backyards across the country—but is it right for yours?


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5 Tips for Dealing with Fall Leaves

Fall cleanup tips to help you save time and work.


It’s So Hot That Mulch Is Catching On Fire

Add this landscaping staple to your list of spontaneous combustibles.


Solo Stove Mesa: Elevate Your Outdoors with this Tabletop Fire Pit – Reviewed

A miniature fire pit packs all the fun of a standard-size fire pit but doesn’t involve mess or...