DIY Projects & Ideas

  1. How to Make a DIY Boot Mat
    Colorfully painted, wood boot mat

    Keep wet, muddy footprints outside and add a splash of color to your entryway by building a vibrant DIY boot mat that is so charming you’ll never want to get it dirty. Learn how to build and paint it with this great advice from Rust-Oleum.

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  2. Garden Longer: How to Extend Your Growing Season
    Harvesting vegetables from extended growing season

    Sometimes the vegetable gardening season can seem too short. Because Mother Nature dictates when plants will grow and thrive outside, you have to work with her schedule. However, there are ways to extend your growing season and increase your vegetable

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  3. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents
    Kids trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes

    Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for kids and adults alike. But with great fun comes great responsibility to keep it safe. Whether you need tips on costumes and trick-or-treating safety or want to decorate your home with care, here are

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  4. How to Properly Use & Maintain Your Fireplace
    Well-maintained fireplace burning clean fire

    The fireplace is a centuries-old home feature that, prior to forced-air heat, was often a source of warmth for an entire home. Now that most modern homes have a furnace, the fireplace is usually decorative, or a source of additional heat for a cozy family

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  5. Ladder Safety: 4 Tips to Avoid Injury
    Safely hanging wallpaper on ladder

    Ladders are essential tools for home improvements and maintenance. Their use can lead to injury though if utilized incorrectly or carelessly. Before climbing a ladder, be sure you know how to properly use one so that you complete the job successfully

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  6. How to Paint Wood Siding
    red painted siding building with white trim

    If you have wood siding, you know how great it looks when it's well-maintained. You may have also noticed how worn it looks when time and the elements have gotten the upper hand.

    A new paint job will increase your home's beauty while protecting

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  7. Fall Season Safety: 4 Outdoor Hazards to Avoid
    Burning fall leaves in metal drum outside
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  8. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
    Fall project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    Try these autumn-inspired ideas for lawn, garden and home

    1. Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Fall is the ideal time to get your yard ready for winter and prep for a lush, green lawn come spring.

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  9. Definitive Grass Seed Buying Guide for Home Gardeners
    Grass seed in garden shovel

    Nothing impacts home landscaping quite like a well-kept lawn. And it's not all about impressing your neighbors. In addition to looking nice, a healthy lawn absorbs excess rainfall, reduces soil erosion, filters groundwater, produces oxygen and improves

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  10. Split Hosta Plants: How and When to Split Your Hosta Plants
    Gardener splitting a clump of hosta plants

    People love hostas because they are lovely shade plants. They are easy to grow and give gardens a good foundation. To keep your hosta

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  11. 7 Easy and Affordable DIY Fire Pit Ideas
    Fire Pit

    If you'd like to make memories around the bonfire this summer, building your own fire pit is a terrific way to go. Although premade fire pits are readily available, they tend to be pricey and somewhat generic. By rolling up your sleeves and getting a

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  12. Annual Tree and Shrub Pruning Helps Your Garden Thrive
    trimming hedges with hedge shears

    Trimming hedges, bushes and trees in your garden yields several benefits. Not only does trimming keep your landscape looking its best throughout the year, but it also promotes healthy plants. Before you get to work with your pruning

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  13. DIY Fire Log Holder
    DIY fire log holder on patio

    For me, fall means leaves crunching, apple cider sipping and fire-crackling good times. To maximize the frequency of these good times, we recently created a cozy outdoor space with some new furniture and an outdoor fireplace. It is a great spot to land

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