Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Cordless rechargeable drill with battery and charger

How to Care for Rechargeable Cordless Tool Batteries

Rechargeable cordless tools are convenient, portable, and ready to use at a moment's notice. Cordless tool batteries last for several years; and with proper care and storage, you can extend battery life and your investment. Read on for some dos and don’ts to help you get the most out of cordless tools batteries. How to care for cordless tool batteries.
Repaired garden hose

How to Repair a Broken Garden Hose

A garden hose that leaks is both an annoyance and a waste of water. The good news is that repairing a garden hose is easy to do in about five minutes for less than $5. Read on to find out how.

How to Clean and Sharpen Garden Tools

Properly maintained quality garden tools are a joy to use and can last for generations. And, like most things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regularly cleaning and oiling your garden tools will prevent rust, keep them sharper, and allow the handles to stay strong.
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How to Remove Rust Using Electrolysis

Electrolysis is a great way to remove rust and restore metal without damage the surface as sanding or scraping would. The process works by passing a mild electrical current through an electrolyte bath in which the tool is suspended. While it may sound daunting, the process is actually quite simple. Read on to find out how.
Joe Truini root remove

A Simple Tool to Remove Roots

Joe Truini shares a Simple Solution for removing roots in your yard.
Danny Lipford using homemade screed on rake to level dirt.

How to Make a DIY Homemade Screed from a Rake

Find out how to make a homemade screed to smooth concrete or level dirt by attaching a 1x4 board to a garden rake using steel strap. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Dig a Circle Around a Tree

For a professional finish around trees planted in the lawn, loop a rope around the tree trunk and the shaft of a spade. Adjust the length so that the spade reaches to the drip line of the tree. Scribe the outline of a circle, then remove the rope and retrace the circle, sinking the spade vertically to make a neat, clean edge.
Completed portable potting bench and garden cart.

How to Build a Portable Potting Bench / Garden Cart

If you spend a lot of time gardening, you know how handy a potting bench can be. Watch this video and check out our plans to build a portable potting bench for your yard.
Gloved hands planting spring plants in the garden

6 Tips To Prepare Your Garden For Spring

Use late winter/early spring to prepare your garden for new blooms, plants and flowers. Follow these 6 steps for the best results.