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Check out our favorite ideas, projects, tips and tools for creating the ultimate backyard
Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping, lawn, and equipment.
2018 Best in DIY: Lawn Tractors
4 models, 4 prices
Make Yard Work Easier with these 12 Tools
Be prepared for upcoming yard work with these 12 innovative, useful tools that make yard work...
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature
Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.
Cut Down a Tree Safely
Make it fall where you want it!
Why You Should Pick Up Dog Poo Before Mowing Your Lawn
It’s not actually a fertilizer, you know…
How to Install a Flagpole in Your Yard
A telescoping flagpole makes it easy.
10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees
Learn 10 crazy things you didn't know about bees
3-Season Planter Box Plans
Enjoy lush, blooming plants spring, summer and fall
How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger
Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls.
The 10 Best Real Christmas Tree Species
A real Christmas tree can fill your home with fragrance and provide an awesome centerpiece...
11 Things You Should NOT Do With Your Fallen Leaves
If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, harm the environment or your back, avoid...
10 Clever Tips for Landscaping Around Trees
Plop a tree in the middle of the yard and it may look out of...
10 Things You Can Do With a Pile of Leaves
Instead of looking at the falling leaves as just another chore to take care of,...
10 Landscaping Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill
If you're looking to add some color and life to your yard, but have a...
The Best Garden and Lawn Edging Ideas & Tips
Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance garden and lawn edging ideas to inspire.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
Keep Rabbits Away From Your Lawn with These Nifty Tricks
No trapping necessary!
15 Expert Tips for Digging Holes
Digging is bonehead simple. But as with any other job, a little know-how lets you...
The Way to Prevent Window Strikes for Your Backyard Birds May Surprise You
Whenever you’re placing feeders near the house, keep them no more than 3 ft. away ...
This Plant Is So Much Worse Than Poison Ivy
Hogweed has now been identified in many U.S. states, and it's causing some dangerous health effects.
How to Keep Deer Out of Your Yard
You love Bambi in his natural environment, but not destroying your yard! Here's how to...
The Plant That Is Making People Go Blind
Giant hogweed looks a bit like Queen Anne's lace but is much bigger and can...
Planning a Retaining Wall: What’s Best For Your Home
The knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. When choosing blocks for a retaining...
How to Make Stay-Put Downspout Extensions
This trick will keep those downspouts in place
Really Longreach Rake
Extend the reach of a rake with some PVC pipe
Spot-Watering Tip For Grass Seed
A little hamster bedding will help get grass growing after reseeding
Simple Sprinkler Head Protection
You won't forget where the sprinkler heads are anymore
Lawn Chemical Overspray Prevention
This trick will help protect plants and flowers
Self-Leveling Flower Pot Feet
Here’s how to make flower pots, vases, planters, boxes or almost any not-quite-flat-bottom object...
Large-Print Lawn Guide
No more squinting for the application rate
Poison Your Ivy, Not Your Shrub
Clean up your yard without wrecking the shrubs
Fish For Leaves in Your Pond
Fish out leaves in pools and ponds without any trouble