Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Lawn after applying layer of topsoil.

Top-Dressing to Improve the Soil in Your Lawn

A nice, thick lawn requires healthy soil as its base, but this can be difficult to do once grass is established. The process of adding a thin layer of soil on top of your lawn is a great way to improve it without disturbing existing grass. Learn this technique in five easy steps.
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Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.
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How to Harvest Basil from Your Garden and Use it at Home

Mid-summer is the perfect time to reap the benefits of your herb garden. Read on to learn how to harvest basil, use it and preserve it.

Tree Trimming: How To Trim Large Branches

If you're trimming heavy tree limbs, doing it right is actually no more difficult than doing it wrong. Here's how to trim trees in three simple steps.

How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden

Here's everything you need to know about neem oil, a popular choice for organic insect and disease control. Read on to find out more.
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How to Control Black Spot Fungus on Rose Leaves

Want your rose bushes to stay nice and red? Here's how to control a disease that can spread from rose leaves and ruin your garden.
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How to Finish Wood Furniture for Use Outdoors

Read this article to find out how to finish outdoor furniture so it will hold up against sun and rain for years to come.
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How to Calculate Lawn Irrigation Water Usage and Costs

With the price of water on the rise, it’s become increasingly important to know how much water you use to irrigate your yard as well as how much it costs. Check out our lawn irrigation calculator to find out how much it costs to water your lawn.

Choosing the Most Durable Wood for Outdoor Furniture

Garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be fabricated from many materials, but it’s hard to beat wood for its warmth and natural beauty. When using wood for outside furniture; it’s important to choose a durable wood. Read on to find out more.