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  • 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 Sustainable Sue6

  • 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 Clark123

  • 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

  • What's involved with taking out a patio of pavers and replacing it with concrete? Here's our project which shows the steps.

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    Replacing Pavers With Concrete

    by Virginia Allain4

  • 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 Faceless3927

  • 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 Apse2

  • We needed help on our farm, and the Husqvarna tiller was the answer. More manageable than a tractor for tight spaces whilst still rotavating the soil for clearing weeds.

    Husqvarna Tiller Review

    Husqvarna Tiller Review

    by Mary Wickison6

  • 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 Sustainable Sue2

  • 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 ngureco19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Koski30

  • 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 watergeek10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Sustainable Sue23

  • 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

  • Can do-it-yourself builders really benefit from premium wood shed plans? Read this free tutorial to learn how I get professional results every time. I consider myself a wood shed plans expert, having built dozens of wood sheds. And, the two most...

    What You Need to Know About DIY Shed Building and Design

    What You Need to Know About DIY Shed Building and Design

    by Jim Brown186

  • 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

  • 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 Smith40

  • 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 Rasmussen42

  • 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

  • Rust is beautiful, old objects that have been discarded in bygone days can be re-purposed as yard art. One man's junk is truly another man's treasure.

    Unique Yard Art - Rust Is Beautiful

    Unique Yard Art - Rust Is Beautiful

    by Sherry Hewins35

  • 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 Altorenna22

  • 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 Deuschle42

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Sustainable Sue9

  • 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 Sustainable Sue2

  • 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!

    Flooding in the Home: A DIY Guide for Treatment and Prevention

    Flooding in the Home: A DIY Guide for Treatment and Prevention

    by Leland Johnson2

  • 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 Lawson180

  • 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 lindacee20

  • 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 Bee58

  • What decisions and steps are involved in designing and building a steel building? This article reviews plans for a 40 x 60 shop, a very common building on ranches and dairies. Robert A. Avila, PE has designed hundreds of steel buildings in the U.S. and abroad.

    How to Build a Shop

    How to Build a Shop

    by Steel Engineer12

  • Before you plant, first think about why you want to plant and get involved with yearly sago palm care and maintenance. A total guide to the "Cycas revoluta" and its problems.

    10 Reasons Not to Plant the Sago Palm

    10 Reasons Not to Plant the Sago Palm

    by Sherry Venegas62

  • A microclimate is a good thing to know about if you plan to put a plant in the garden and have it live well.

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    Microclimates Are in Your Yard

    by Juli Seyfried0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brennan53

  • Winterberry is a native plant that will add a splash of color to your winter landscape as well as provide a welcome buffet for wildlife.

    What Is Winterberry?

    What Is Winterberry?

    by Caren White6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Goodman2

  • In maintaining a healthy lawn, there are certain tasks that are seasonal. You plant new grass in the spring, not the fall . . . or do you? Here are seven lawn maintenance tasks to carry out in fall.

    Lawn Care Maintenance: 7 Tasks for Fall

    Lawn Care Maintenance: 7 Tasks for Fall

    by Sustainable Sue1

  • 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

  • If you are looking to add spectacular color in your garden landscape, consider adding the flaming red “burning bush” that changes from dark green to bright red almost overnight.

    How to Care for the Burning Bush Plant

    How to Care for the Burning Bush Plant

    by Diane Lockridge1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Mills37

  • 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

  • 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

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