Cutting back tree and hedge growth keeps plants healthy, fosters growth and makes for a more attractive landscape. To get the best results, you should first understand the whys, whens and hows of trimming foliage for best results. Keep reading to learn
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
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.
Your lawn takes a beating, season to season, from winter-weather salt damage, insects, rodents and birds, family pets, weeds and thatch. While there's not much you can do to prevent damage once it's been done, you can make repairs to get your lawn looking
Crabgrass is the bane of many lawn-loving homeowners. Not only does it muss the appearance of a perfect parcel of grass, it can also take it over, competing with grass for the water and nutrients it needs. Don’t give up your turf to this common invader.
With the turn of a knob, an underground sprinkler system can efficiently and evenly water your lawn. It's not a project for inexperienced DIYers, but installing a sprinkler system is something a handy homeowner can do to keep the lawn looking its best.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
A gravel or rock path is a simple and economical way to create a walkway that directs foot traffic across your yard and protects 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
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