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How to Recycle Leaves in Your Yard

Instead of sending your leaves to the landfill, consider recycling them to feed the plants in your garden. Leaves are a great, free source of nutrients and insulation for your garden if used correctly, and you can keep your lawn neat while still allowing nature to work its magic. Read on to find out how to recycle the leaves in your yard.
Fall leaves in a wheelbarrow after being raked.

November Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Fall gardening is an exercise in delayed gratification – new plants barely put down roots before going dormant, and amended beds won't show their gratitude until spring. Read on to find out how to clean up, organize, and take stock of your yard during November.

The Best Way to Kill Weeds at the Root

Kill tough weeds starting at the root with this grass and weed control spray.
Raking leaves during the fall

10 Chores to Take On This Fall

The fall list is now available, with help from our friends at The Home Depot, for must-do chores to keep your house clean and comfortable. Learn more here!
Gutters filled with fallen leaves

Tips to Prevent and Handle Roof Damage in the Fall

Regular roof maintenance is important, especially before fall and winter.
Danny Lipford shares fall and winter yard maintenance tips in a segment on The Weather Channel on how to work smarter, not harder.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Yard Maintenance for Fall and Winter

The fall and winter months bring on extra yard maintenance. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to work smarter, not harder to remove leaves and snow.
Using homemade vacuum attachment to clean under a refrigerator.

Tip for Cleaning Under the Refrigerator

People are usually pretty diligent about cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, but cleaning the outside is important as well, especially underneath where the cooling coils are located. Here's a tip for cleaning this hard-to-reach area.
Rake on the ground, resting after a day of raking leaves


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Fall leaves preserved with glycerin

How to Preserve Fall Leaves and Branches with Glycerin

There are many ways to preserve fall leaves, from pressing to waxing to drying. Preserving with glycerin is unique, however, because it keeps the leaves soft and preserves quite a bit of the color. Glycerin-preserved leaves are perfect for crafts, arrangements, and wreaths; and the process is incredibly easy. Read on to find out how.