Patio & Garden

  1. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree
    Christmas tree farm

    There’s nothing like the scent of a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree to put you in the holiday spirit. While a live tree is slightly higher maintenance than an artificial one, as long as you take care of it, the natural tree will provide authentic h

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  2. Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas
    Low-maintenance landscaping for hot and dry environments
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  3. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree
    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  4. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter
    DIY large modern raised planter
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  5. How to Build an Outdoor Daybed with Side Table
    DIY outdoor daybed with side table

    This DIY has been an amazing addition to my backyard seating area. I love to LOUNGE at the end of the day and kick my feet up, so this build is perfect for just that. With the weather getting warmer, its the perfect time to add this to your own home!

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  6. How to Build an Outdoor Concrete Coffee Table
    DIY outdoor concrete coffee table

    Hi, friends! I finally tackled a concrete project! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time and my backyard mini flip with True Value seemed like the perfect time to do so!

    Materials

    • 1 - 2' x 4 ' melamine
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  7. How to Build a Kids' Tree Bench
    DIY kids' tree bench

    This little bench was a fun addition to our backyard and my boys love having it! I strongly suggest you read the entire blog before jumping in. Especially with projects like this, because chances are that your tree circumference is going to be different

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  8. The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Grilling
    Group grilling around a charcoal grill

    Is there a better pastime than firing up the grill on a warm spring afternoon? There's magic in the intense heat, the sound of food searing, and that irresistible aroma wafting through the air. After a long winter stuck inside, most people can't wait

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  9. How to Know Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
    USDA Planting Zones
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  10. Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance
    Guide to Lawn Mower Safety and Maintenance

    Before using a new lawn mower, it’s important to understand the basics of proper operation and maintenance. Doing so will keep everyone safe and help you get the most out of your investment.

    Are Lawn Mowers Safe to Use?

    Since millions o

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  11. Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide
    Find the Right Lawn Mower for Your Needs With This Handy Guide

    The key to keeping a pristine yard is to have the right lawn mower. With so many different types of models on the market, however, it can be difficult to choose the right mower for your unique situation. A lawn mower is a big investment, and you don’t w

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  12. How to Prune Rose Bushes for Beautiful Results
    Gardener pruning a rose bush with pruning shears

    Cutting back a beautiful rose bush seems counterintuitive, but regular pruning actually encourages new growth, helps shape the plant, and gets rid of dead wood to reduce the risk of fungal disease. While learning how to prune roses takes time and practice,

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  13. Tips for Maintaining an Irrigation System
    Popup lawn sprinkler watering lawn

    To continue working efficiently and effectively, irrigation systems require regular maintenance. When you take the time to maintain your system, you may be able to save water. It’s also something that you can mainly do yourself. Here’s how.

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  14. 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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  15. Definitive Guide to Building a Simple Bench
    Definitive Guide to Building a Simple Bench

    Building your own furniture can be especially satisfying. Not only will it make you feel accomplished, but it will also allow you to personalize the project to your preferences. To build a simple DIY bench, you’ll need a few basic skills, some tools, a

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  16. Top Mosquito Repellents and Mosquito Control Methods Guide
    No Mosquito

    Summer is a great time for barbecues, pool parties, and outdoor adventures. However, mosquitoes can quickly put a damper on the warm-weather fun and leave everyone feeling itchy. Fortunately, there are several ways to put an end to those tiny nuisances.

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  17. Displaying the American Flag With Dignity and Honor
    American flag hanging from front porch of house

    As a leading symbol of the United States and its people, the U.S. flag is a common sight at public buildings throughout the country. Many Americans also choose to fly or hang the flag at their residences or on other privately owned property. If you display

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  18. Show Your Stripes With a Flagpole Holder
    American flag in a flag holder on a front porch of house

    Whether you want to fly your colors year-round or show your patriotism on U.S. holidays, a flag holder for house mounting will keep your flag secure. Learn where you should place a flagpole bracket and the tools you need to streamline flagpole installation.

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  19. 5 DIY Bird Bath Projects That Beautify Your Backyard
    Birds Bathing in a DIY Bird Bath

    Bird baths come in all shapes and sizes, just like your feathered friends. From rustic to rococo, a bird bath is a great addition to your outdoor landscape. It adds a distinctive flair and focal point to flowerbeds. As a bird magnet, it provides a water

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  20. How to Build an Outdoor Fountain/Water Feature
    Adding Border Stones around DIY Backyard Pond

    Looking for a unique yet easy-to-create feature that will add some personality to your backyard? Consider building an outdoor fountain. There

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  21. Deadheading Flowers: How to Make Your Garden Look Healthier
    Deadheading petunias flowers

    How do you keep flowers blooming? How do you make flowers healthier? One answer to these questions may be deadheading. What does deadheading mean in gardening? If you have never heard of this practice, learning about it could be the answer to your flower

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  22. Reasons for a Cloudy Pool and How to Treat It
    cloudy swimming pool

    Summer is the perfect season to hit the pool. Most pool owners want sparkling clean water, but it can be a fight to keep it looking good. Sometimes, that water might have a cloudy or green appearance. No one wants to swim in dirty water. It is up to you

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  23. 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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  24. Fencing 101: Finding the Best Fencing for Your Yard
    Fencing 101: Finding the Best Fencing for Your Yard

    Your choice of garden fencing is more important than you might realize. A property's fence influences its curb appeal. Not only that, but it can impact your yard's safety and privacy. Ultimately, it can change how you use your backyard and approach outdoor

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