Landscaping Information

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7 Big Landscaping Projects to Finally Tackle

Create some special areas to rest, entertain, and grow food.

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How to Install Lawn Edging

Support healthy growth with good boundaries.

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Landscape Inspiration Slideshow

What's your dream landscape type? There are so many options!

A landscaped backyard with a pair of orange lounge chairs.
Landscaping for Beginners

Before you rack up a large bill of flowers and shrubs, refer to these money and time-saving tips.

A pink house surrounded by floodwaters.
How to Revive a Flooded Yard

Bring your yard back to life after a flood with these DIY tips.

A patio with a brick firepit and bench.
Beginning Home Masonry Projects

Turn your creative masonry ideas into reality with these easy projects.

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Grow Your Own Home Security System

Security doesn't need to be expensive or sophisticated to be effective.

A dry creek bed as part of a xeriscaping landscape.
How to Create a Dry Creek Bed

Consider building a dry creek bed to reduce water issues and add character to your landscape.

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How to Make a Drainage Swale

Use your natural water flows to your benefit.

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Hedge Trimming Clean Up Techniques

There are several ways to clean trimmings.

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Landscaping on a Hill: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Bring in color, height, and a natural appeal.

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Level Your Yard with a Retaining Wall

A sloping yard can look great though it isn't always useful or functional.

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Treating Brown Patches in Bermuda Grass

If you have a lawn of bermuda grass you may already know that it is susceptible to brown spotting.

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How to Protect Your Mailbox from Snow Plow Trucks

With winter comes snow, and with snow comes the big threat to your mailbox: snowplows!

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How to Landscape on a Slope

Landscaping on an incline doesn't have to be difficult when you follow our tips.

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Installing Wooden Lawn Edging

Lawn edging is necessary for your garden.

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Facts about Lava Rocks

Many people like to use some lava rocks in their garden for a variety of color, shape, and texture.

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Disguise Your Septic Tank Cover: 3 Ideas

Septic tanks are a basic need for rural homes to function properly.

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Drought Resistant Landscaping

Frustrated by dry spells and browning gardens? Think local.

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4 High Impact, Low Cost Landscape Projects

Spruce up your yard in an afternoon.

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How to Clean a Landscape Stone Wall

If you like the look of fresh stone, give it a spray.

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Alternatives to a Landscape Stone Wall

A variety of materials can make a stunning retaining wall.

Water Wise Advice From a Sustainable Landscaper

Prepare your landscape for climate challenges.

A bush trimmed in the shape of an elephant.
How to Trim a Bush in Fun Shapes

Create an interesting focal point in your yard or garden with a unique bush!

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Plan and Prepare for Landscaping Stone Steps

Accent your entryway, path, or yard space.

10 Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid

Benefit from the blunders of others.

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H├╝gelkultur: A Lazy Gardener's Dream

Create the conditions for years of healthy growth.

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How to Build Landscaping Stone Steps

Landscaping stone steps will add drama.

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Repairing a Leaning Retaining Wall

It's better to fix it before a serious collapse.

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A Shady Guide to Curb Appeal: How to Achieve Beautiful Landscaping

Follow these four tips that involve long-term planning.

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Creative Ideas for Garden Edging

Garden edging is moving in a green direction.

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3 Ideas for Landscaping around Trees

Find out which trees and plants are compatible partners.

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8 Ways to Fight the Climate Crisis With Your Garden

Help protect the natural world with these simple tips.

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4 Uses for Lava Rock

Lava rock is the product of volcanoes and filled with air bubbles.

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Materials and Techniques for Landscape Edging

Creating a border between beds and grass makes it easier to mow and adds visual appeal.

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Retaining Wall Drainage Mistakes to Avoid

It is important to consider retaining wall drainage in the process of building your wall.

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How to Remove and Prevent Weeds in Walkways

Keep your outdoor stepping spaces neat and beautiful.

A wood retaining wall.
How to Repair a Wood Retaining Wall

Keep your wood retaining wall in good condition with these steps.

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How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall

For function and rustic charm, build a railroad-tie retaining wall.

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Beautify Your Backyard Landscape on a Budget

You don't have to break the bank to beautify your backyard.

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How to Build a Dry Rock Stream

Dry rock streams are a pretty, practical outdoor solution to drainage problems.

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Landscaping Around Your Rock Waterfall

Adding landscaping around your rock waterfall is a fairly easy way of adding beauty and value to your home.