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When you should (and shouldn’t) put used coffee grounds in your garden

How do you know if you should put used coffee grounds in your garden? We’ve researched the pros and cons so you can make your own decision.
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How to choose the best fall lawn fertilizer for a lush yard in spring

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How to level a yard (and 3 reasons why you really should)

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11 bad ideas for your front yard that will kill your curb appeal

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How to finally rid your yard of that obnoxious mushroom invasion

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10 simple yard cleanup tips that will make your life easier

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Can you lay sod over existing grass? What you need to know

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Use these natural, chemical-free crabgrass killers to take back your overgrown lawn

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How often should you water new sod? What you need to know

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What products to use to keep your driveway and yard safe from ice and salt: A winter guide

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The quintessential guide to lawn fertilization for thick, healthy grass

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Manage your overgrown lawn in 8 easy steps

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How to aerate a lawn without a ton of expensive equipment

Lawn aeration doesn't have to be a big production. Here's how to aerate your lawn without breaking the bank.
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This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
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6 kinds of perennials that bloom all summer for a gorgeous garden all season

We've found some incredible perennials that will bloom all summer long to keep your home looking sensational for months.
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Eyesore alert: How to fix patchy grass for a lush green lawn

Don't let patchy grass get you down. Use this guide to get a breathtaking lawn everyone will envy.
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How to kill dandelions and keep them out of your lawn for the entire season

Sick of dandelions infesting your otherwise beautiful lawn year after year? Check out these tips to get rid of the pesky weeds so they never come back.
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10 effective ways to get rid of standing water in your yard

Don't let your yard get soggy with every rainfall. This is what you need to do to eliminate standing water and have a healthy yard.
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How to build a retaining wall for a gorgeous backyard design

Retaining walls are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. These are the do's and don'ts for creating a fantastic space. Learn how to build a retaining wall.
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9 incredible backyard privacy ideas that don’t require a lot of work

Sure, you like your neighbors, but everyone needs a little space. Try these cool backyard privacy ideas.
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How to plant flowers in 6 simple steps for a vibrant, colorful garden

If you're new to gardening, this is the only guide you'll ever need for how to plant flowers.
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Brighten up your walkway with landscape lighting: What you need to know

Add some curb appeal — and safety measures — with outdoor lighting. Here's what you should know.
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The hottest backyard design trends for summer 2022, according to experts

Landscape designers say these are the most popular ways to design your backyard this year.
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How to lay sod yourself for a lush green lawn

We've got everything you need to lay sod yourself.
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Do you really need to rake leaves? What you need to know

This is everything you need to know about ridding your yard of leaves.
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Good, better, best: Leaf blowers that are worth the price

Leaf blowers make yard cleanup easy. These are the best.
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10 lawn care tips nobody tells first-time homeowners

If you’ve feeling lost when it comes to lawn care, here are some important things you should know.
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The 3 best lawn aerators your wallet will love

These lawn aerators are simple to use, and people swear they're great.
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4 ways to prep your flower beds for winter weather

Flower beds will come back in spring, but prepping them for cold weather is critical. Here's how it's done.
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Our ultimate checklist for winterizing your home before cold weather hits

We've got all the tips and tricks you need to prep your home for cold weather, inside and out.
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6 ways to prepare your lawn for winter

Lawn care stops in winter, but it's important to prep your lawn for the colder months. Here's how.
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How to DIY a rock garden for your yard or patio

Put together a beautiful DIY rock garden in a few easy steps. Here are the best ideas.
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How to aerate your lawn in the fall — and why it’s so important

Fall lawn aeration may be the most important thing you do in September. Here's why.
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How to care for your lawn in drought conditions

Drought conditions are sweeping the nation. Here’s how experts say you can care for your lawn and keep it healthy.
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A mid-summer landscaping reality check for every homeowner

Before you get your heart set on a landscaping design, consult experts to figure out if your plans are realistic.
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4 basic lawn care tools every homeowner needs

Everyone with a lawn needs these 4 tools - trust us
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How to spread compost on your lawn – and why you need to

Topdressing is a great way to ensure a healthy lawn - here's how to do it
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How to draw a landscape plan — and why your yard needs one

This is how you can create the most beautifully landscaped yard on the block
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Why your yard needs a landscape design plan

Here's how to put together a landscape design plan for your beautiful yard
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How to keep your garden when selling your home

Want to take your outdoor flowers when you move? A realtor tells you if that's possible.
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Why a pressure washer should be your next home maintenance purchase

Save money and time by investing in a pressure washer - here's what it can do for your home and yard.
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How to change the oil in your lawn mower

Changing the oil in your lawn mower is a must. Our step-by-step guide will walk you through on how to properly change it.
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7 fall lawn design tips your neighbors will envy

Don't forget your lawn when decorating for fall! We will explore some different ideas for your curb appeal that will make you the envy of your neighbors.  
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How do you kill dandelions and not grass?

Pesky dandelions invade your lawn while stealing nutrients and water meant for your grass. We list solutions to kill them and not your grass
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Lawn care for beginners: What everyone needs to know

If you are new to lawn care, worry not; we have compiled everything you need to know right here so you can have the lawn that all of your neighbors will envy.
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What is a hydroponic garden, and should you have one?

Learn how to use a hydroponic garden to grow your favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs all year round. You will love how easy it is

The best garden carts for your backyard load-bearing tasks

Garden carts can be used to transport everything from heavy outdoor equipment to your family pet. Work smarter with one of the best garden carts on our list.
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5 ideas to help your patio home stand out

If you own a patio home, here are five smart landscaping or decorating projects that will improve the overall look of your home.
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Easy DIY landscaping isn’t a pipe dream. Here’s what you need to know to do it right

Are you ready to upgrade your backyard? There are plenty of easy DIY landscaping projects you can take on without any expertise. Get started with this guide.
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Pergolas and awnings that will maximize your backyard privacy this summer

Pergolas and awnings are affordable additions to your backyard that will help provide privacy and look great.