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    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.

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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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    9 Tips To Create an Authentic Backyard Japanese Garden

    A Japanese-style backyard is a place for contemplating nature. Here are some tips to help you set up your own...

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    Do You Need Insulation in a Shed?

    Insulation keeps your shed warmer and drier in winter and cooler in summer. Whether you need it depends on how...

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    Lump Charcoal vs. Briquettes: What’s the Difference?

    Are you ready to get serious about grilling? The first step is knowing which fuel to use. Let's talk about...

    3 Simple Landscape Edging Ideas

    Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance garden and landscape edging ideas to inspire and keep weeds out of your garden.

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    15 Native Plants To Add To Your Yard

    Native plants require less fuss, grow more easily and help pollinators and other wildlife. Here are some ideas to plant...

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    9 Best Privacy Shrubs

    Whether it's to screen a view, hide an eyesore or gain some privacy from prying eyes, these shrubs offer homeowners...

    You Can Prep Your Garden Super Quickly With This Cardboard Gardening Hack

    One hour doing this can save you from an entire season of weeding!

    15 Fast Growing Shrubs to Beautify Your Yard and Add Privacy

    No need to wait years for a return on your investment. These shrubs will quickly stake their claim to a...

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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...

    This Pool Noodle Planter Hack Will Keep Your Plants Cool All Summer

    Pool noodles help to keep us cool in the water during the summer heat. They can work wonders for your...

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    10 Plants That Help Keep Weeds Out of Your Garden

    Ground covers are plants that grow and cover soil that would otherwise be overrun with weeds. Choose among the best...

    Kolbalt Electric Mower Review: Here’s Why You Should Upgrade to this Self-Propelled Push Mower

    Is the Kobalt electric mower powerful enough to tackle an overgrown yard? This homeowner put it to the test.

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    What to Know About Patio Misting Systems

    If you're looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay cool this summer, learn how outdoor mist cooling systems...

    Save Deck Space With These 10 Patio Storage Ideas

    Short of space on your deck? Check out these fabulous space-saving patio storage solutions.

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    How to Choose the Right Composite Decking Color

    Composite decking comes in an array of colors, so choosing a shade that complements your home can be a challenge....

    Toro Zero-Turn Mower Review: We Tried Toro’s First Electric Riding Mower and It Was Well Worth...

    I got my hands on the all-new 60V MAX TimeCutter–the first Toro electric zero-turn mower. Check out my electric Toro...

    Husqvarna Combi Switch 330iK Review: It’s Official, I’m Breaking Up With My String Trimmer and...

    I tested the convenient Husqvarna Combi Switch 330iK pole saw and edger and it's safe to say...

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    7 Native Grasses To Plant in Your Yard

    Native grasses are easy to maintain and wildlife friendly. Here are some that will add lively accents to your yard,...

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    How to Build a Porch Swing

    Build a cozy haven to escape everyday hustle and bustle with these porch swing plans.

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    Why You Should Use Wood Ash in the Garden

    Loaded with nutrients like calcium and potassium, wood ash can give your garden a boost.

    Yeti’s New Stackable Cups Are the Perfect Camp Coffee Accessory

    Whether for your mobile camp coffee bar or your kitchen at home, these barista-friendly cups are just the right size.

    How To Build a Planter Box for Your Deck Railing

    Add a little greenery to your outdoor refuge with this easy-to-build planter box that sits on the railing.

    10 New Award-Winning Vegetables for 2024

    Sometimes, newer really is better. Meet some recent All-America Selections winners that are a distinct improvement over previous vegetable varieties.

    I Live in a Van, and I Swear By the Jackery Generator

    Outdoor enthusiasts will love this 500-watt portable power station that extends the life of their appliances on short trips.

    I Tried the Halo Pizza Oven, and It Made Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

    A native New Yorker put the Halo Pizza Oven to the test to see if it could give him a...

    We Tried the Rocky Talkie Mountain Radio and Our Praise Is Loud and Clear

    Along 4,000 miles of roads, atop snowy mountain peaks and through a home renovation, we put our Rocky Talkies to...

    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...