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  1. How to Restore a Wood Outdoor Bench

    Large wraparound bench and firepit on patio

    Your wood patio bench was once the best seat outside the house — a place to socialize, relax or just sit back and watch your garden grow. But age, wear, sun and rain can take a big toll on outdoor wood furniture, marring its surface and stealing its l

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  2. How to Clean Your BBQ Grill

    Gas grill on patio ready for cooking

    It's time to fire up the grill for a new season of family fun and fabulous food. Of course, you'll need to clean and prepare it before you start cooking. Whether you have a gas

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  3. 5 Tips to Clean & Prep Your Deck for Summer

    Power washer cleaning deck

    Enjoy summer to the fullest with a spruced-up outdoor space. Get your deck, patio and outdoor furniture ready for outdoor living.

    Step 1: Check the C

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  4. How to Install a Pet Door

    Cat entering pet door from outside

    If you have a pet that spends time both indoors and out, you play a constant game of letting him in and out by opening the door time after time. So who’s really in charge? By installing a pet door into an exterior door, you can give him the freedom t

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  5. How to Install a Flagstone Walkway

    Flagstone walkway to house entrance

    A flagstone walkway is a simple and functional way to beautify your outdoor space and provide a useable path to your garage, garden, shed or other points of interest in your lawn and garden. It is durable, requires little maintenance, and blends well

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  6. How to Make a Gravel Path

    Gravel Path with flowers boarding

    A gravel path is a simple and economical way to create a walkway that directs foot traffic across your yard and protect your grass. You can’t just throw a trail of gravel down though and call it a day. It takes a little bit of planning and preparation, b

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  7. 5 Patio Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Oasis

    Seating chairs and coffee table on patio
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  8. How to Hang a Hammock

    Woven hammock in backyard for summer

    It’s the weekend. It’s beautiful outside. You have a cold beverage and some time to spare to lie out and enjoy the weather. Now you just need a hammock. It’s easy to hang a hammock if you have the know-how and the right materials. Get started now so yo

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  9. How to Groom Your Dog

    Trimming hair of Yorkshire Terrier

    Your dog is another member of your family. You wouldn’t let your children go around unkempt and unhealthy — the same should go for your four-legged friend. Making sure he is clean, well-groomed and in fine fettle is better for him and everyone that liv

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  10. How to Get Rid of Fleas & Ticks on Dogs

    Dog receiving shower in soapy bathtub

    Fleas and ticks have long been the nemeses of domesticated dogs the world over. Not only are they an annoyance for your dog, their propensity for spreading disease can also be dangerous to the health of your pet. If your dog spends a lot of time indoors

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  11. 3 Fire Pit Safety Rules for Every Backyard

    Fire logs burning in backyard firepit

    A growing number of people are installing backyard fire pits, but with great family get-togethers around the fire, comes great responsibility to follow all fire safety rules. Make sure your

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  12. How to Build a DIY Trellis: Freestanding or Wall-Mounted

    Cucumber vines growing on garden trellis netting

    Garden trellises maximize garden space and create a pleasant aesthetic effect, whether you’re growing vegetables, fruit or vines. Because they allow plants to grow vertically, the plants receive more sunlight, oxygen and room to grow. Keep reading to f

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  13. How to Lay a Stepping Stone Walkway

    Stepping stone walkway in backyard

    The stone path is one of the oldest forms of paved surface and it is still in use today because it works. It’s a simple and practical way to create a walkway across your landscape. If you want to direct foot traffic and protect your grass, while adding r

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  14. How to Build a Horseshoe Pit

    Horseshoe pit game
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  15. How to Build & Paint a Doghouse

    German shepherd resting in yellow painted doghouse

    Some dogs are simply outdoor dogs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need the comfort and shelter of their very own outside pad. If your dog prefers the outdoors, or you don’t always want to share your home, make a special place just for her by learning how t

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  16. How to Build a Sandbox

    Wood-framed sandbox filled with toys

    The sandbox has been a staple of child's play for decades. You can add this pile of fun and playground magic to your yard by building and installing a sandbox yourself. It just takes a weekend afternoon and a little know-how to get it done.

    Step

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  17. How to Build a Dog Run

    Dog running on mulch enclosed by fence

    Dogs need plenty of exercise and free reign to roam. This often can conflict, though, with your neighbors and the integrity of your landscaping. While a fence around your property can keep your dog enclosed and safe, it doesn’t keep your dog from doing w

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  18. How to Build a Dog Kennel

    Puppies in outdoor dog kennel

    You can’t watch your dog every second. You love Fido, but let’s face it — many pets often need some alternative to round-the-clock supervision. Building a dog kennel might be just the job to offer security and assistance for your dog when you’re not aro

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  19. How to Build a Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fire Pit

    If you want to enjoy a starry summer night and relax around a campfire in your own backyard, you're not alone. A large and growing number of homeowners across the country are jumping onto the hot trend of backyard fire pits. Luckily, learning how to build

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  20. Beautify Your Deck

    Wicker patio furniture set on beautiful deck

    Does your deck look like an inviting oasis? Or something that's been left out in the rain? If the elements have taken their toll on yours — or if it just needs a bit of a lift — you've come to the right place.

    Barbecuing, relaxing and socializing wit

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  21. Gardening 101: Seed Your Vegetable or Flower Garden

    Planting chickpea seeds in rows in spring garden

    It's time to plant the seeds that will get your garden started. Whether you're planting vegetables to eat or flowers to beautify your yard, this guide will get you growing.

    No matter which type of garden you want (veggie, flowers or a combination),

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  22. How to Start a New Lawn

    Laying sod to start a new lawn

    A thriving, green lawn is a source of pride for homeowners. While we do what we can to keep our lawns lush and healthy, sometimes it's necessary to patch or re-do an existing lawn.

    You can do this in two different ways: plant sod or seed your

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  23. How to Prevent & Kill Weeds

    Digging up weeds from landscaping

    Weeds can be problematic for any homeowner, especially since there are thousands of weed species in existence and about 25-30 of them can be found even in well-maintained turf. As you survey your lawn and garden, look for dandelions, milkweed, chickweed,

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  24. 7 Tips to Prep Your House & Yard for Spring

    Spring flower bud sprouting from soil in early spring

    Now that winter has come and gone, it’s time to stop hibernating and start enjoying the outdoors again. Kick off the warm season by tackling some spring cleanup outside your house. Be sure to click on the Project Shopping List to stock up on everything y

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