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  • Most lawn grasses in the U.S. come from Europe, but weather in the U.S. is different. How do we grow grass lawns in our country to make them lush and attractive year round?

    How to Grow Green Grass Successfully

    How to Grow Green Grass Successfully

    by Susette Horspool2

  • Irrigation controllers direct the timing of your sprinklers. When you program them correctly and attach weather sensors, you can improve your landscape health and lower the water bills too.

    How Irrigation Controllers and Sensors Work

    How Irrigation Controllers and Sensors Work

    by watergeek2

  • Do you have an unsightly bare spot under your bird feeders? Most of us do, but there are options for making that area as pretty as the rest of your yard. Discover my 8 easy solutions for transforming the space under birdfeeders.

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    8 Easy Ways to Landscape Under Bird Feeders

    by Connie Smith42

  • The Japanese maple tree is famous worldwide for its beauty and elegance. In Japan itself, the maple tree - or kaede - is one of the nation's most famous trees, especially during fall. This tree has a significance attached to it that goes a little bit beyond aesthetic beauty, and this significance is something not a lot of Westerners are aware of. This hub explores the meaning of the Japanese maple tree to the Japanese people and its place in Japanese society and culture.

    Kaede: The Japanese Maple Tree

    Kaede: The Japanese Maple Tree

    by truefaith76

  • You don’t need to have a backyard the size of the one at Versailles Palace to create a French garden. The same balance and eye appeal are easy to achieve, even on a limited budget.

    French Garden Design

    French Garden Design

    by Kaili Bisson14

  • Leaks can cost thousands of dollars on a large landscape if allowed to continue, so they need to be discovered and fixed as soon as possible. This article shows how to find irrigation leaks.

    Water Leak Detection in an Irrigation System

    Water Leak Detection in an Irrigation System

    by watergeek13

  • Homeowners frequently take pride in a good-looking lawn and for good reason. A healthy lawn doesn’t occur without effort, but it doesn’t need to be as labor intensive as some people make it out to be.

    Characteristics of a Healthy Lawn

    Characteristics of a Healthy Lawn

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Learn to build and maintain a reflecting pond by following these 12 easy steps. Includes picture-by-picture examples, tips, and helpful links.

    How to Build a Reflecting Pond

    How to Build a Reflecting Pond

    by Kate P27

  • Here are some tips on where to locate the pond, how to keep it clean, pond liners, some plants, and aeration - all important factors to consider when planning a pond.

    How to Plan for a Small Backyard Pond

    How to Plan for a Small Backyard Pond

    by Dolores Monet1

  • If you can make a mud pie, you can make an oven from clay, sand, and a bit of labor. Here's my account of building a low cost wood fired oven using easy-to-find material. Pizza, bread, and fun!

    Building a Wood Fired Earth (Cob) Oven

    Building a Wood Fired Earth (Cob) Oven

    by Ed Murphy29

  • 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 preparedness, before this kind of emergency destroys years of hard work.

    Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Koi During a Power Failure

    Top 7 Tips to Protect Your Koi During a Power Failure

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Minimize water damage or avert it all together 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!

    How to Prevent Flooding in the Home

    How to Prevent Flooding in the Home

    by Leland Johnson4

  • Having used a Stihl brush cutter for 8 years, we can wholeheartedly recommend the FS85 model. It has been an integral part of the maintenance on our organic coconut farm in Brazil.

    Stihl Brush Cutter Review

    Stihl Brush Cutter Review

    by Mary Wickison12

  • Plant a rain garden to catch runoff from rainfall and melting snow. Our rain garden captures runoff from our house and landscape, and channels the excess water into our rain garden.

    How to Build a Rain Garden for Catching Rainwater

    How to Build a Rain Garden for Catching Rainwater

    by Anthony Altorenna14

  • In the past, it was necessary for people who lived out in the country to know how to split fence rails out of logs for the purpose of building fences to protect their crop fields, their property boundaries, or to contain their livestock. But what's the point in knowing how to do it today? Well, check out this article - maybe I can convince you to give it a try!

    How to Split Fence Rails Out of Logs

    How to Split Fence Rails Out of Logs

    by Rachel Koski10

  • Learn how and where to locate used grain bins. You can use them for grain storage or even for housing. I'll let you know how to tell a good quality bin from one of poor quality.

    How to Find Used Grain Bins

    How to Find Used Grain Bins

    by Joilene Rasmussen47

  • Plants which grow in walls includes stonecrop, valerian, campanula and Maidenhair spleenwort. Find out how to get plants to grow in walls and what makes a suitable plant for growing in a wall.

    Plants That Grow on Walls

    Plants That Grow on Walls

    by Nettlemere33

  • A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.

    How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

    How to Disassemble a Grain Bin: Picture Tutorial

    by Joilene Rasmussen59

  • Changing the oil in your mower helps to reduce wear and prolongs the life of the engine. Anyone with a small amount of technical aptitude can learn to do this, and few tools are required.

    How to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

    How to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

    by Eugene Brennan2

  • All about mesquite trees, sometimes called the Devil Tree. Lots of photos and a video of what those mesquite thorns can do.

    All About Mesquite or Devil Trees

    All About Mesquite or Devil Trees

    by C E Clark127

  • Few things are as cozy on an autumn night than gathering around a fire pit. And although the weather hasn’t turned cool in my area of the country yet, I can’t wait to get the kids outside to just relax around a fire.

    How to Build a Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fire Pit

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • A bit about scythes- why I like mowing with one, and why you might like it, too.

    Mowing With a Scythe

    Mowing With a Scythe

    by Rachel Koski31

  • Whether you choose to install a scarecrow to protect your plants from pesky critters, or just want to decorate your yard (or porch) for autumn, building a scarecrow is easy with a few simple supplies.

    Instructions for Making a Scarecrow

    Instructions for Making a Scarecrow

    by Diane Lockridge0

  • Find the best tree saw for any job around your backyard or garden. Pruning, tree cutting, clearing fallen branches or just keeping...

    Which Tree Saw Is Best?

    Which Tree Saw Is Best?

    by Will Apse9

  • Find out how the top string trimmers match up in power, weight, and amenities. If you use or are buying a string trimmer, this comparison will help you know which string trimmer to buy.

    Comparison of Echo and Stihl String Trimmers

    Comparison of Echo and Stihl String Trimmers

    by Joseph Davis6

  • Let me show you how to make a beautiful goldfish pond that will give your property such added beauty and be such a wonder for you, your family and friends to enjoy for years to come!

    How to Make a Beautiful Goldfish Pond

    How to Make a Beautiful Goldfish Pond

    by Jackie Lynnley103

  • Rhododendrons are plants with large and beautiful flowers that have a wide variety of colors. Both cultivated and wild species of the genus Rhododendron exist. The genus includes azaleas.

    Rhododendron Photos, Facts, and Care Tips

    Rhododendron Photos, Facts, and Care Tips

    by Linda Crampton34

  • If you've been to a cemetery to visit a loved one, you probably noticed many stones, especially older ones, in desperate need of repair or at least a good cleaning. There are specific to dos and not to dos, when cleaning a headstone. The steps provided here will take you through cleaning a stone without harming it further.

    How to Clean an Old Headstone

    How to Clean an Old Headstone

    by Keely Deuschle47

  • Most people hate crabgrass. Advertisers teach us to when they promote their many products for killing it. Although it has benefits and farmers love it, homeowners would much rather be rid of it.

    How to Kill Crabgrass You Don't Want

    How to Kill Crabgrass You Don't Want

    by Susette Horspool3

  • The best formal hedge plants are twiggy and grow back quickly after pruning. Get an overview of the most popular and versatile hedging plants in the US.

    The Best Hedging Plants for Formal Hedges

    The Best Hedging Plants for Formal Hedges

    by Will Apse3

  • Well-planned landscapes have an overall "look" to them that can be classified as a style. This article introduces native styles from around the world that are considered exotic in other locales.

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    Landscape Design Ideas, Styles, and Themes

    by Susette Horspool9

  • Finding easy care grasses for small lawns so homeowners can enjoy life more is rating high on DIY lists. Use this handy-dandy guide to help determine which grass suits your needs.

    Small Area Grasses We Want to Run Across

    Small Area Grasses We Want to Run Across

    by RTalloni16

  • Unused outbuildings can be the perfect place to put a sauna. Here is how my family converted a small outbuilding into a sauna, with step by step descriptions.

    How to Convert a Shed Into a Sauna

    How to Convert a Shed Into a Sauna

    by Chris Mills41

  • Think twice before cutting the lower limbs from evergreens. Limbing up the trees may seem like a good idea at the time, but it may introduce problems.

    Why Not to Limb Up Evergreen Trees

    Why Not to Limb Up Evergreen Trees

    by landocheese7

  • A pole hedge trimmer is the perfect tool for taller and bigger hedges. Which is best: cordless, electric, or gas? Should you buy or rent? Find the best models here.

    The 5 Best Pole Hedge Trimmers

    The 5 Best Pole Hedge Trimmers

    by Will Apse3

  • When you apply the three pillars of sustainability in your landscape design––ecological, economic, and social––you prepare your landscape to survive hard times and thrive in your natural locale. How is your garden doing?

    Definition and Impact of Sustainable Landscaping

    Definition and Impact of Sustainable Landscaping

    by Susette Horspool8

  • Learn about starting a mower properly, solving fuel, oil and ignition system problems, carburetor fault finding and lots more troubleshooting tips.

    How to Fix a Lawn Mower That Won't Start

    How to Fix a Lawn Mower That Won't Start

    by Eugene Brennan57

  • Residential landscaping doesn’t require a ton of money. You just have to be creative and put some thought into your choices. Find out how your yard can be the envy of the neighborhood without draining your bank account.

    Landscaping on a Small Budget

    Landscaping on a Small Budget

    by Linda Chechar20

  • Many people think a backyard pond is just too much work, or they don't have enough space. Neither of these things are true. You can get a pond to fit any size and its just a matter of digging to put it in....and have your own backyard water feature!

    How to Make Your Own Backyard Pond

    How to Make Your Own Backyard Pond

    by Mary Craig91

  • First of all a let me say this; fruit trees do not need to be pruned to produce fruit. The fruit production of a tree is a natural occurrence which ensures the survival of a tree. That means a gardener may choose not to prune and on that note why...

    How to prune fruit trees: Pruning made easy!

    How to prune fruit trees: Pruning made easy!

    by Zsuzsy Bee57

  • Trees are beautiful additions to any landscape and yard. However not all trees are created equal. Many beautiful trees are prone to shedding not only leaves, but branches, nuts, cones, or other debris throughout the year. Here are five trees that are require a lot of maintenance.

    5 Worst, Messy Trees For The Lazy Landscaper

    5 Worst, Messy Trees For The Lazy Landscaper

    by Jayme Kinsey27

  • A basic sprinkler system troubleshooting and repair guide for the homeowner. Easy step-by-step diagnostic instructions help simplify most common irrigation system problems.

    Troubleshooting Sprinkler Systems

    Troubleshooting Sprinkler Systems

    by Bert Holopaw0

  • DIY step-by-step instructions with photos on how to sharpen your lawn mower blade. Save money by sharpening your mower blade yourself.

    How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

    How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

    by Anthony Altorenna23

  • Here is how I removed a tough layer of grass and weed lawn and converted our muddy clay soil to a nice, fluffy garden plot for planting. All without power tools, just my own labor and sturdy tools.

    How I Turned a Grass Lawn Into a Garden Plot

    How I Turned a Grass Lawn Into a Garden Plot

    by Chris Telden22

  • Help save endangered species by making a beautiful frog pond! This easy-to-follow guide will show you how.

    How To Make a Frog Pond

    How To Make a Frog Pond

    by Adele Cosgrove-Bray26

  • In Ohio, our ever-changing spring weather determines when the most popular species of magnolia trees will start to bloom.

    Ohio’s Blooming Magnolia Trees

    Ohio’s Blooming Magnolia Trees

    by Teri Silver2

  • A complete guide for the homeowner with a bahiagrass lawn. When properly cared for, this low-maintenance grass creates a lush ground covering that will look good for many years.

    How to Care for a Bahiagrass Lawn

    How to Care for a Bahiagrass Lawn

    by Bert Holopaw0

  • To summarize my review of the DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum, I would have to give it an A. I think it is built very well and will last a very long time. It is easy to use and is a huge time saver!

    My DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum Review

    My DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum Review

    by Sheila Brown7

  • Having a small yard does not mean that you can't plant trees. Many trees grow no larger than 30 feet, and many shrubs can stand in for trees. Here is a list of small trees and tall shrubs for your landscaping.

    Small Trees (Under 30 Feet) for a Small Yard or Garden

    Small Trees (Under 30 Feet) for a Small Yard or Garden

    by Dolores Monet25

  • Cities across the nation are passing ordinances that make gas-powered leaf blowers illegal to use. This is a boon for those of us who work from home, but what are the alternatives for gardeners?

    Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

    Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

    by Susette Horspool23

  • These two plants are often found together in nature, but one is poisonous and the other is edible. This article helps you identify and differentiate these two, in every stage of growth. Many photos!

    Milk Thistle and Hemlock: The Prickly and the Poisonous

    Milk Thistle and Hemlock: The Prickly and the Poisonous

    by Barbara Radisavljevic63

  • Mowing, weeding, and fertilizing bring lush, green grass to yards and landscapes. In Ohio, lawn grass needs constant care to keep turf healthy.

    Caring for Ohio Lawn Grass

    Caring for Ohio Lawn Grass

    by Teri Silver1

  • An electric start feature makes mowing so much easier and more convenient. Here is my top 3 list regarding the best electric start lawn mowers currently available.

    Top 3 Best Electric Start Lawn Mowers 2018

    Top 3 Best Electric Start Lawn Mowers 2018

    by Paul Goodman3

  • Manual pole pruners keep you safe on the ground, allow you to see clearly what you are doing and often have greater reach than gas or electric rivals...

    The 5 Best Manual Pole Pruners

    The 5 Best Manual Pole Pruners

    by Will Apse5

  • If you want to build or create a fishing lake this article will tell you virtually everything you need to know to ensure your project is successful.

    How to Build an Artificial Fishing Lake

    How to Build an Artificial Fishing Lake

    by Cindy Lawson183

  • Here below are the steps on how to build a greenhouse with PVC. The choice of PVC piping material as used in electrical conduits and water pipes is specifically targeted to low income people in developing countries since the PVC materials are...

    How to Build a Low-Cost Greenhouse With PVC Pipes

    How to Build a Low-Cost Greenhouse With PVC Pipes

    by ngureco21

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