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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.
Cures for a Patchy Lawn
Prepare your lawn and enjoy a lush lawn every spring
How to Repair Curved Lawn Edging
Use longer lengths to make this repair look good
Use Pins and Staples to Prevent Gaps in Your Garden’s Landscape Fabric
Stop landscape fabric from wandering
Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants
Save your back with packing peanuts
How to Remove Shrubs and Shrub Roots
The best way to remove shrubs, roots and all.
How to Build a Stone Fountain
Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.
Replacing Broken Lawn Sprinkler Heads
It's pretty easy to damage a sprinkler head with your mower if the head sits too high.
One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond
If you can build a box, you can do it!
Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis
Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.
Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain
Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can...
How to Build a Retaining Wall
The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history
How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day
Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain
Repave Your Driveway for Instant Curb Appeal
Instant curb appeal for $100
Make Your Own Tiered Plant Stand
Build this handsome, durable plant stand in one morning.
How to Build a Wooden Planter Box
An simple planter box that's all curves and circles
How to Build a Water Garden Stream
How to build a pond and waterfall using preformed shells.
Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways
Low cost ways to dress up your home
How to Build a Garden Fountain
Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends
How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck
Plans for a rectangular reflecting pond with ground-level boardwalk.
Install an In-Ground Drainage System
Drain water away from your home and dry out your soggy yard with this in-ground system.
8 Projects for Backyard Fun
Summer weekends at home are the best?those days when you have nowhere to be...
Tips for Buying a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower
Whether you're buying your first mower or replacing an old one, navigating the maze of...
How to Reseed a Lawn
If your lawn is weedy or your grass is in poor shape, establish a healthy...
Home Gardening: Easier Weeding and Watering
These great tips will help you create an ideal, low-maintenance and beautiful outdoor living space.
13 Tips for Getting Rid of Crabgrass for Good
Follow these tips to defend your turf from crabgrass and be one step closer to...
10 Hacks for Removing Ice
Winter ice around your home can be dangerous, so some preventative measures and a plan...
10 Quick DIY Projects That Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home
These small, inexpensive improvements to your yard and home's exterior add up to a dramatic...
Stuff We Love: Tools & Products for the Great Outdoors
Do you spend as much time outdoors as possible? If so, these tools and products...
The Best Natural and Organic Green Lawn Care Tips
Most homeowners overapply pesticides and fertilizer to their lawns, and tend to look for a...
Tips for a Weed Free Yard
Use these tips to banish weeds from your yard once and for all.
11 Tips for a Lush Lawn
Use these tips to have the best lawn in the neighborhood!