Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

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.
Pomegranate fruit

How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.
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.
Landscape fabric installed around shrubs in house foundation bed.

How to Install Landscape Fabric and Plastic

Landscape fabric and plastic can help prevent weeds and control erosion by holding the soil in place and keeping weeds from sprouting. It's easy to install, and we'll tell you how, step-by-step, including some important information you need to know about the products that are available. Read on to find out more.
Man holding standard and pruning blades with reciprocating saw.

Use a Reciprocating Saw to Prune Tree Branches Faster Than Ever

Watch this video for tips on how to quickly and easily prune tree limbs and branches using a standard reciprocating saw equipped with a special pruning blade.
Shrubs in containers ready for planting.

Can I Plant Trees and Shrubs in Late Fall or Winter?

Dee asks, “We just bought some shrubs at a late fall sale. Can we plant them now, or should we try to store them until spring?”

With a little care, you can plant trees and shrubs in late fall. Read on for tips on how to help late season plantings make it through the winter.
Tree swing

How to Install a Tree Swing

Nothing says summertime like a tree swing. Here are tips to safely install one in your backyard!
Clipper trimming tree branch for spring tree care

When to Trim Trees and Shrubs

The best time to prune or trim trees and shrubs is during the late winter while they're dormant, but there are exceptions. Read on to find out more.

How to Protect Your Garden from Freezing Temperatures

Gardeners often worry about freezing temperatures and frosts that can kill plants and damage crops. Here's how to protect tender plants when the mercury drops below freezing.