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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.
This is why you need to mark up your lawn mower dipstick
Stay-Put Solar Lights
Keep your outdoor solar lights standing with some copper tubing
Fluorescent Paint Yard Markers
Stop running over markers in your yard
Landscaping Hack: Fast Route to the Roots
Grab a transmission funnel to get fertilizer right to the roots
Easier Lawn Mower Oil Draining
A turkey baster to drain lawn mower oil?
Here’s How to Avoid Poison Ivy All Summer Long
Poison ivy doesn’t always look the same…can you tell the difference?
Pipe Insulation Hack for Your Rake
If you’ve got a lot of raking to do, tape 3/4-in. pipe insulation over...
Why You Need This Small Riding Lawn Mower
If you live in suburbia and you’re thinking of buying a riding lawn mower,...
Reader Project: Floating Feeder for Feathered Friends
"We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years. However, the birds...
What is a Swedish Fire Torch? (And Why You Need to Make One This Summer)
A Swedish fire torch is your answer to simple and effective open fire cooking.
Landscape Lighting Dos and Don’ts
Before installing landscape lighting, learn these tips, tricks, dos and don'ts!
A Lawn Mower That’s Got It All
Troy-Bilt began making steel-wheeled rototillers in Troy, NY, more than 60 years ago.
Hurray for Hostas!
Everyone with shade in their garden knows the value of hosta. But not everyone knows...
12 DIY Backyard Games and Sport Courts
Let the backyard games begin!
20 Cheap Landscaping Fixes That Look Expensive
Fake it until you make it with these cheap landscaping fixes that look expensive.
The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn
Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.
11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time
Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer?...
Repurpose Ducting for Containing Hostas
Control your hosta growth with this simple gardening trick using only galvanized duct.
12 Simple Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal
Real estate professionals talk about curb appeal a lot. It's what makes a house attractive...
How to Reuse an Old Clothes Hamper Outdoors
Leaf bags have an irritating tendency to close and collapse, making them difficult to fill.
12 Plants in Your Yard That May Be Dangerous
Stop invasive plants in their tracks and see how to remove invasive plants
11 Houseplants That Are Invincible
Well, maybe they're not really invincible but they're as close as it gets
Handy Soil Sifter
A large plastic milk-crate storage container with a gridwork bottom makes a great soil sifter.
Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings On The Lawn
Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care...
Old-Fashioned Weed Whacker
Get rid of dandelions and other weeds— roots and all—by whacking and grabbing the...
How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn
How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort
How to Make a Posthole Gauge
Digging a posthole requires you to con- stantly stop and remove the digger to measure...
Tree Hugger Helper
The sharp lower lip on the front and sides of your lawn mower can cut...
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.
14 Cheap Landscaping Updates that Make a Splash
Keeping up with the Joneses doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg....
Power Leaf Mulcher
Here’s an easy way to break down dry leaves and grass for mulch or to pack into your compost bin.
Why You Should Consider Creating a Garden Bed Edging
Garden beds can be fun to plant and tend, but as soon as unwanted plants...