Landscaping

  1. How to Plant Nursery Plants Outdoors
    Planting shrub bush outdoors

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance the appearance of your yard is by adding plants, shrubs and trees. So, if you're looking to add some color or a little shade, here are some great, simple landscaping and gardening ideas, as well as

    Read more »
  2. 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

    Read more »
  3. How to Know Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
    USDA Planting Zones
    Read more »
  4. 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

    Read more »
  5. 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

    Read more »
  6. 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

    Read more »
  7. 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,

    Read more »
  8. 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.

    Read more »
  9. From Boring to Breathtaking: How to Hang Outdoor String Lights
    String lights hanging from house in backyard

    Need a little more light in your backyard, balcony, or patio? String lights are a fantastic alternative to traditional floodlights and stake

    Read more »
  10. Hot Weather Lawn Care: How to Keep Grass Healthy
    Dried up lawn during a hot summer drought

    The Basics of Hot Weather Lawn Care

    Heat waves are an unavoidable part of summer in many places. However, they do not inevitably ruin lawns. With the right hot weather lawn care tips, you can help your lawn survive a scorching summer. This guide

    Read more »
  11. The Ultimate Guide on Fall Lawn Care in 3 Steps
    Man pushing a lawn mower through green grass and mulching the leaves

    When Should I Start Fall Lawn Care? The Ultimate Guide

    When the high temps finally start dropping, your lawn care routine changes. There are several things you can do in the fall to make your lawn look better next year. Also, proper fall lawn

    Read more »
  12. Alternative Mulch Landscaping Ideas
    Rubber mulch on landscape fabric to prevent weeds

    Mulch is a vital tool in any home gardener’s shed. It retains moisture, insulates plant roots and reduces weed growth, all while enhancing the visual appeal of flowerbeds and other landscaping features. While many people rely on shredded wood or bark m

    Read more »
  13. How to Dethatch and Aerate Your Lawn
    Dethatching lawn with thatching rake

    As fall fades into winter, it's time to combat two common lawn enemies: thatch and soil compaction. Thatch is the buildup of dead organic matter and, along with compacted soil, it can prevent your lawn's roots from getting enough water and air. Dethatching

    Read more »
  14. How To Remove a Tree Stump
    Tree stump to be removed from yard

    Tree stumps are often left in the ground for a reason — they can be very difficult to remove. Removing a tree stump is not as impossible as it seems though. In fact, with the right advice and tools, you can do the job yourself. Here are a few ways to g

    Read more »
  15. How to Remove Dog Spots from Your Lawn
    Dog inspecting yellow spot on lawn

    The unsightly yellow or brown spots on your otherwise lush, green lawn often are the work of man’s best friend, whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s. While it’s true that once you see the dog lawn spots, it’s too late to prevent that damage, you can t

    Read more »
  16. 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,

    Read more »
  17. How to Stripe Your Lawn Like a Pro
    Tidy lawn mower stripes

    You keep your lawn healthy and well-manicured but you can take it to the next level by mowing stripes into your yard. If you want your grass to have the professionally trimmed look of a baseball field or golf course, follow the steps below and make your

    Read more »
  18. 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

    Read more »
  19. How to Fertilize Your Lawn
    Spreading fertilizer on healthy lawn

    If you don’t regularly fertilize your lawn, you should. Fertilizer keeps grass healthy and green, and helps prevent weed growth. And, a vibrant lawn makes the rest of your home’s exterior look more appealing.

    Choose a Fertilizer

    Adding

    Read more »
  20. 4 Tips for Organic Lawn Care
    Kids laying in healthy green grass

    Homeowners spend quite a bit of time and money in the quest for a beautiful, lush green lawn. While chemical fertilizers and pesticides are often the go-to products for greener pastures, using them too much can be detrimental to your soil and the surrounding

    Read more »
  21. 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

    Read more »
  22. Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas
    Low-maintenance landscaping for hot and dry environments
    Read more »
  23. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance
    Cleaning fall leaves in yard

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

    Read more »
  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

    Read more »
Page
Thanks for signing up!

Please add truevalue@message.truevalue.com to your address book.

Shop a Local Store

Find a Store

Join True Value Rewards

Sign Up

Learn DIY Projects

Explore

Shop Your Local Store

Our True Value stores are independently owned and operated. Enter your City & State or zip code to see stores near you.
You can use the format: [City, State] or [zip code]