Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Golf Bag Garden Tool Caddy

If you waste time and energy running back and forth from the garden to the shed for tools and garden supplies, use an old golf bag and cart to caddy both long- and short-handled garden tools.

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.

Importance of Keeping Garden Tools Clean

Maintaining garden tools is important to prevent rust and stop the spread of disease from one plant to another. Watch this video to find out how to clean gardening tools.

How to Use a Wheelbarrow Tarp

There's nothing worse than spending a lot of time getting leaves raked and loaded into the wheelbarrow only to have a bump on the path or a gust of wind empty them out for you. Here's a solution that will make collecting leaves easier and keep them in the wheelbarrow.

Juice Jug Tree Cuff

Protect vulnerable shrubs and trees from potential weed whacker or lawn mower accidents. Keep a plastic juice bottle, slit down the side (with the top and bottom removed) tied to your machine. Stop before working too close to plants and slip the bottle around the trunk while you weed or mow in that area. Remove the bottle when you move on.

Soil Sifter

Few of us are blessed with the perfect soil for our lawns and gardens. If yours is the rocky variety, here's a great solution. Take a section of metal hardware cloth (available at home centers with ½ inch or ¼ inch holes) and cut a section slightly larger than your wheelbarrow.

Tomato Wagon

A child's wagon makes an easy-to move base for off-season tomatoes. Two tomato plants in separate 10-gallon containers can easily fit in such a wagon. Let the plants grow outdoors as long as the warm weather lasts; as temperatures begin to fall, wheel the plants indoors overnight and back outdoors during the day.
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.