Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Reach Farther & Cut More with This Hedge Trimmer

Mature shrubs often have branches that are too thick to cut — but RYOBI's hedge trimmer gets the job done.

Landscaping and Gardening: Sharpen Your Lawn Care Technique

These lawn care techniques will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!

Laying Sod over Existing Grass

David asks, “Can I lay new sod right on top of a dead patch of grass?"

Whether to remove grass before laying sod is open to debate. However, I'd definitely recommend digging out the old grass first. Read on to find out why.
Crabgrass growing in lawn

How to Control Crabgrass

Dusty asks, “How do I get rid of crabgrass? I have tried all the over counter products, and I can't seem to get rid of it.”

Since crabgrass is a grassy weed, it's not easy to eradicate without killing your grass, too. Read more to find out how to go about it.
Modified trash can lid with plastic bag inside for bagging leaves.

How to Bag Leaves the Easy Way

Find out how to easily gather leaves in your yard using a plastic garbage can and plastic bags. Watch this video to find out more.

Brown Spots on Lawn: How to Identify the Cause

Brown spots in lawns are frustrating to deal with! Read on for a checklist to help you determine the cause in your yard.
Using a bicycle inner tube to hold the bag in a trash can.

Tip for Holding a Leaf Bag Open

Watch this video for a tip on how to hold a leaf bag open in a trash can with a bicycle inner tube when raking leaves.

How to Kill Weeds Using Boiling Water

You don’t have to buy expensive herbicides to kill weeds in the cracks of a driveway or sidewalk. Simply pouring boiling water on the weeds will do the trick without toxic side effects.
Planting groundcover in holes in burlap to prevent erosion.

How to Plant Ground Cover to Prevent Erosion

Water is good for your yard, but too much in one area can lead to erosion of the soil. To prevent erosion from occurring, install a layer of burlap before planting groundcover. Watch this video to find out how.