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  1. How to Plant a Tree

    Young maple trees in nursery ready for planting

    Planting a tree is a simple step anyone can do to beautify their yard and do their part for the environment. Invite friends, family and neighbors to help out or to do the same in their yard and make it a fun outdoor event. Follow this step-by-step tree-planting

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  2. How to Make a DIY Compost Bin

    DIY compost bins made with chicken wire and wood posts

    Making compost is good for your garden, wallet and the environment! It's a simple way to practice organic gardening since you will reduce, reuse and recycle waste to maintain a healthy, beautiful garden. Adding compost to your garden can prevent plant

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  3. How to Compost Household Waste

    Open compost bin with food scraps

    If you’re looking to get your hands dirty with organic gardening and landscaping, look no further than using compost. Compost is good for your plants, the environment and your pocketbook because it reduces waste and prevents plant disease while decreasing t

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  4. Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

    Girl planting in grandfather's eco-friendly garden

    A healthy and vibrant yard or garden is a plus for any homeowner and the best way to have one is to do it the natural, eco-friendly way. The EPA calls it greenscaping, a practice that improves the health and appearance of your landscape while preserving

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  5. Water Conservation: How to Build a Rain Barrel

    Rain water draining from gutter to barrel

    Homeowners use a lot of water every year watering the lawn or garden, which means that a lot of water and money goes, as they say, down the drain. Installing a rainwater collection system at the end of your gutter downspouts controls excess surface water

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  6. Lawn Mowing 101: Tips to Do It Right

    Mowing tidy lawn and landscaping

    Mowing your yard correctly is the first step to a great-looking lawn. Even if you feel you’re handy with a mower, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on your skills. Here are some basic lawn care tips on how to mow and manicure a lush lawn that looks spectacular.

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  7. Control Weeds in Gravel and Paved Areas

    Weeds growing in gravel landscaping

    Weeds are a common nuisance that can make your yard or flower beds look unkempt and uncared for. Unwanted plants also look bad growing out of cracks in sidewalks and driveways, and can bring down the entire appearance of your home.

    But, you don't

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  8. How to Clean & Store Garden Tools

    Lawn and garden tools ready for cleaning and storage

    You don't have to wait until the end of the season to protect your tool investment. It's good practice to rinse your tools off after each use, dry them thoroughly and apply a light coat of oil to all metal parts. Use a stiff-bristle brush to clean stubborn,

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  9. How to Remove Snow from Roofs & Trees

    Shoveling heavy snow on roof

    It looks beautiful when winter snow blankets your home and landscape. However, the snow’s weight builds up on your roof and trees and can cause damage over time if you don’t remove it. While you may be used to shoveling and blowing snow from your sid

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  10. How to Reseed Your Lawn

    Lush lawn covered in frost

    After a long summer of hot weather your lawn can look tired and worn out. Heat, foot traffic, drought and pet damage take their toll. However, you can revive your lawn and prepare it for the coming cold months by fertilizing and reseeding. Come spring,

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  11. How to Protect Your Landscape from Road Salt

    Bushes by street covered in snow and salt

    It's the perennial winter tug-of-war: How do you make snow- and ice-covered walkways safe while protecting your landscape from harmful deicers and road salt? Salt and other ice-removal compounds can be very hard on the grass and shrubbery adjacent to

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  12. Winter's Coming: Prep Your Perennials for Next Spring

    Chrysanthemums in autumn frost

    Perennials are a fairly hassle-free way to enjoy colorful vegetation each year. Once they are planted, with the right care and attention, they come back every spring. As long as you put in a little work in the fall to prepare them for winter, they will

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  13. How to Protect Your Trees in Winter

    Pine tree branch covered in frost in winter

    If you thought you wouldn't have to think about your trees until spring — much less care for them — you wouldn't be alone. However, trees should be nurtured and protected year-round to make sure that they stay healthy.

    Step 1: Keep Trees Cle

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  14. How to Build a Backyard Bird Habitat

    Cardinal splashing in bird bath in lush garden

    If you're a bird lover and want to draw a diverse range of bird life to your yard, you'll need more than just a birdbath or bird feeder. You need to attract birds the way a natural habitat would.

    Creating a habitat for birds in your yard is not

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  15. How to Make a Bird Feeder (Easy & Advanced Projects)

    Bird feeder made from plastic bottles

    A bird feeder is a great addition to your backyard that your entire family (and your feathered friends) can enjoy. There are many types of bird feeders and various ways to build one. This project covers how to build two styles of feeders: One is a wooden

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  16. How to Paint a Stone Fireplace

    Stone fireplace painted white with classic decor

    A natural stone fireplace can be a compelling, rustic centerpiece for a room. However, if you’re looking to blend the fireplace with a different aesthetic when moving into a new home or you are simply looking for an update, try painting the fireplace t

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  17. How to Paint an Ombre Wall

    Blue and white ombre effect on stucco wall

    If you’re looking for an interior ambiance that is a little bit out of the ordinary yet contemporary and fashionable, look no further than ombré painting. Ombré is a hot trend in interior painting that adds drama and interest to walls by gradually ble

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  18. How to Paint a Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fan and support beams painted white

    Updating a ceiling fan is often part of a room makeover or remodel. You don’t have to replace the fan though. You can simply refurbish it with a coat of paint to match your room’s new look. Keep reading for tips on how to put a new spin on an old, dat

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  19. 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.

    Step 1

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  20. How to Clean Windows, Inside & Out

    Cleaning window with microfiber cloth and spray

    When windows are extra dirty, they make better doors. Keep sightlines clear and your home looking sparkling clean by washing your windows at least twice per year. Keep reading to learn how make your windows look like they were cleaned by professionals.

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