Landscaping

Master these techniques and you’ll be transforming your lawn and upping your home’s curb appeal in no time.

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    8 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

    Readers captured energetic birds zipping through their gardens. These nectar-rich blooms keep them buzzing back for more.


    10 Unusual Landscape Borders

    Draw interest in your garden with these unique landscaping borders. Many are repurposed materials, which means money savings, too!


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    Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

    We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


    12 Backyard Relaxation Ideas to Add to Your Yard

    From romantic furniture to soothing fountains, these backyard relaxation ideas are major inspiration for those seeking serenity.


    20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

    There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


    41 Really Cute Bird Feeder Ideas

    The birds will flock to any of these cute bird feeders.


    Get Rid of Clover and Other Yard Nuisances With These 10 Tips

    Mowing over clover may seem like a quick fix, but it always grows back. The following tips will show you...

    15 Adirondack Chairs You Have to See to Believe

    Nothing says easy outdoor living like the iconic Adirondack chair. With its wide arms, spacious low-slung seat, slanted back and...


    River Rock Landscaping Ideas We Love

    River rock often plays a practical role in gardens and landscapes. Here are a dozen ways to use this natural...


    17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard

    Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...


    12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

    Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...


    12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy

    Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.


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    12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

    See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


    14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!

    Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.


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    Our Favorite Outdoor Lanterns to Illuminate Your Backyard

    These outdoor lanterns provide a charming ambiance for your backyard or patio, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the...

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    What to Know About Artificial Grass

    Have you considered installing artificial grass instead of the real thing? Here's what you should know about this convenient, controversial...


    NALP’s Young Professionals Network Forms Exclusive Partnership With STIHL

    STIHL and the National Association of Landscaping Professionals are joining forces to create a strong network for young professionals in...


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    10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

    Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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    How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

    Soggy yard? Here are your options.


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    13 Things You Should Never Pressure Wash

    A pressure wash can serve a valuable role in home maintenance, but don’t get carried away! Pressure washing can do...

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    Outdoor Living Trends for 2021

    Open-air rooms, year-round use and high-tech connectivity: This year's top landscape design trends reflect a shift towards daily living outdoors.


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    What’s the Difference Between Ice Melt and Rock Salt?

    If you live in area where winter means lots of slippery ice, learning when and how to use ice melt...


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    How to Protect Shrubs From Heavy Snow

    Extend the life and general appearance of your shrubs over the winter time with this simple tip.


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    Here’s Why Burning Leaves Is a Bad Idea

    Burning leaves might be the most convenient way to get rid of fallen leaves from your lawn. But that doesn't...


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    Turn Your Fall Leaves into Free Mulch and Compost

    Use fall leaves to improve soil, make free mulch and expand your garden beds.


    How To Winterize All Types of Pools

    It's important to winterize your pool for the colder months, especially if temperatures in your area drop near or below...