Twenty Outdoor Projects to Beautify Your Home for Summer
A place can feel more like home with more design and intention on the yard. The following list has 20 ideas on how you can transform your outdoor space to be more accommodating.
35+ DIY Backyard Decor Ideas on a Budget That Ooze Curb Appeal
Get ready for finer weather with these awesome backyard decor ideas on a budget!
Review of the Omote Cordless Leaf Blower
I was searching for a cordless blower suitable for sweeping away the leaves that litter my front porch, driveway, and sidewalk. The Omote OM-1207, which features an airflow capacity of 177 cubic feet per minute, appeared to be an excellent choice.
How to Plant Winter Ryegrass for a Green Lawn All Year Long
Winter ryegrass is easy to plant and, in some climates, will stay green throughout the winter. Here's how to plant hardy winter ryegrass for an enviable green lawn year round.
The Three Best Budget Electric Weed Eaters for Your Yard
Here are descriptions and comparisons of the three best electric weed eaters recommended by four top sources. If you're in the market for a weed eater, check these out first.
Should You Upgrade to a Battery-Powered Lawn Mower?
Tired of the fumes, noise and fuel that accompanies a gas-powered lawn mower? A battery-powered mower might be for you. It is always best to make an informed decision.
How to Remove Small Tree Stumps by Yourself
Have some pesky little stumps between 2 and 10 inches trying to trip you, ruin your lawnmower, or just make your yard unsightly? It's pricey to have them removed, so put on your work clothes and take them out yourself. It's a chore, but one you can tackle and save a bundle.
How to Design Your Garden Like the Zodiac Sign Cancer
The Cancer garden is a haven for those who love summer, the beach, and the moon. They'll plant a variety of fruits and veggies: especially melons. Their flowers will pop with color and diversity. The Cancer garden has a moon gate, gorgeous water features, and seashell mulch to prevent weeds.
How to Design Your Garden Like a Gemini
A Gemini garden should be a place of wonder, beauty, and excitement. There should be a blast of green flora, unusual flowers bobbing in the wind, citrus fruits hanging from branches, and serpentine paths. The Gemini garden is ideal for the meditative thinker and the party host who wants to dazzle.
How to Decorate Your Garden Like an Aries
The Aries garden should be a blast of red. It should have a variety of plants, dazzling features, and plenty of entertaining sights for guests. You want your garden to be rich with flowers and fruits. There is also space to play yard games and experiment with an outdoor pizza oven.
How to Install a DIY PEX Pop-Up Lawn and Garden Sprinkler System
An underground sprinkler system is a great way to help lawns and gardens grow lush and green. Using buried PEX is a cheap and easy way to make watering easier.
6 Reasons Why Your Brush Cutter Trimmer Line Breaks
Problems with your trimmer line need to be resolved quickly to keep the work going on the farm. Avoiding and preventing unnecessary trimmer line breakage can save you both time and money. Here are some reasons why your trimmer line breaks and how to avoid these problems in the future.
Different Types of Mulch and Mulching: Which One's Best?
How much mulch is enough? Which mulch is right for your yard? How do you apply it properly? Learn the answers to these questions along with the many benefits of mulch.
Garden Tours Spark Inspiration, Relaxation, and Conversation
The next time you find yourself in a rut, take a walk and see what nature has to offer. Be inspired by what gardeners are doing to enhance our environment. Strike up a conversation. Take the knowledge you gain home with you. Create your own backyard oasis.
Greenworks 40V Cordless String Trimmer: Pros and Cons From an Owner
I love my Greenworks cordless trimmer! I've been replacing all of my garden tools with lithium-battery-based units by Greenworks, and found their 40V works much better than their 60V.
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Garden Storage Shed From Steel Cladding
A diary detailing the various stages of construction of my new garden shed over a two-year period from 2015 to 2017. Covering construction of the frame, sheeting the walls and roof, making the door and adding facias.
Need Extra Space? Add a Finished Shed to Your Yard
This article will break down how we put together our shed and what you need to know to build your own.
Great Plant Ideas for Your Poolside Landscape Design
Learn what to consider when designing a plant bed near your swimming pool. This poolside landscaping can create a lush, luxurious environment for lounging and enjoying your pool retreat for seasons to come!
How to Multi-Zone a Robotic Lawnmower
Many cheaper robotic lawnmowers are limited to single zoning a lawn (boundary wire). I briefly explain single zoning and its limitations and give a step-by-step guide with photos to a simple and inexpensive method for multi-zoning your lawn by using a 2-way switch to create 2 circuits.
Turn an Ordinary Outdoor Shed Into the Ultimate She Shed
A common outdoor shed can be turned into your very own sanctuary for gardening, relaxing, crafting, and entertaining.
Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Koi During a Power Failure
Sooner or later, power failures hit every pond. For koi, a fish species dependent on electricity, the situation could turn deadly. The best solution is to be prepared.
Characteristics of a Healthy Lawn
Homeowners take pride in a good looking lawn for good reason. A healthy lawn doesn’t happen without effort, but it doesn’t need to be as labor-intensive as some people make it out to be. Here are tips for helping your yard look perfect.
Black & Decker LST540 Brushless String Trimmer Review
I wanted to replace my elderly Yardworks grass trimmer. Black & Decker’s LST540, which comes equipped with a 40V Max battery, appeared to be the best candidate. Let's see how it held up.
How to Prevent Flooding in the Home and Yard
Minimize water damage or avert it altogether using this method! Read on for simple step-by-step instructions complete with video and photographic tutorials. You'll be surprised how easily this technique could save you thousands of dollars in water damage. You got this!
Everything You Need to Know About Striped Maple Trees
The striped maple grows throughout Southeastern Canada, the Northeastern United States, and Appalachia. Here, you'll find tips for planting, caring for, and growing these lovely trees.
How to Care for St. Augustine Grass
A St. Augustine lawn that stays lush year-round doesn't happen by accident, it takes a lot of hard work. This seasonal guide helps Southern homeowners reduce the amount of work their St. Augustine grass requires throughout the year.
Reviews of Exmark, Ferris, Dixie Chopper, and Kubota Commercial Zero-Turn Mowers
Are you looking for a commercial zero-turn mower? Compare reviews of the best ones. These reviews will help you decide which is best based on power, comfort, speed, and price.
How to Decide What Type of Fence to Install on Your Property
Are you in the market for a new fence? It can be daunting to choose from the many different fence types available. Here's how to decide which materials are right for your home.