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Create the Perfect Outdoor Retreat for Your Home

Spring has arrived and summer isn’t far behind, making this the ideal time to enhance the outdoor living space on your home. Read on to find out how I created the ultimate, low maintenance, backyard retreat to accommodate everything from a relaxing family cookout to formal outdoor entertaining.
Pink Rose Bush

‘New Dawn’ Rose Not Blooming

If it's blooming only once, there is a good chance the rose plant has reverted back to its parent variety, the single-blooming 'Dr W Van Fleet' rose.
poppy flowers in field

How To Grow Oriental Poppies in Your Garden

Oriental poppies are long-lived and easy to grow perennials, but they don't behave quite like other garden plants. Read on to find out what you need to know to grow and enjoy Oriental poppies in your garden.
House generator

How to Maintain Portable and Home Standby Generators

Whether you own a portable or whole-house standby generator, it's important to perform regular maintenance to ensure maximum performance.

Man-made pond in a beautiful, well-designed garden

Garden Design: 5 Tips for a Beautiful, Sustainable Backyard

When it comes to the state of our planet, each one of us can do something to reduce our carbon footprint — start with these garden design tips.

3 Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal

Want to boost your home's curb appeal? These 3 simple projects can make a big impact.

Lawn Care Tips — How to Mow Like a Pro

The difference between spending time cutting grass and enjoying backyard life comes down to having the right mower.Exmark mowers deliver a perfect cut in...
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Critter Control: How to Keep Animals Off Your Lawn

Want to learn how to keep unwanted animals off your lawn or out of your garden and trash? If so, join landscape designer Doug...


How-To

A Plant Shelf That Won’t Damage Vinyl Siding

This plant shelf will save valuable patio space and not damage your vinyl siding!
Applying roofing cement to gap between metal flashing and chimney.

How to Find — and Repair — Chimney Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find and repair roof leaks around fireplace chimneys, which are usually caused by gaps and cracks between the chimney and flashing.
filling joints in patio pavers

Filling Joints in Patio Pavers

The joints between patio pavers are usually filled with sand, which has a tendency to wash out of the cracks over time. PowerLoc Jointing Sand from Quikrete is a polymer based product that prevents it from washing out or cracking. Simply pour it out and sweep the jointing sand diagonally into the cracks with a push broom. To lock it in place, mist the surface down with water from a sprayer, going over it three times within an hour, and let dry.
Attaching stringers to posts when building a wooden fence.

Wooden Fence Building Tips

Watch this video for tips on aligning, leveling, and plumbing the posts, stringers, and pickets when building a wooden fence in your yard.


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