Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Weed free lawn.

How to Have a Weed Free Lawn

Anita asks, “My front lawn is mostly weeds, but I'd like to have grass. Where do I start?”

You can conquer a weedy lawn if you keep one thing in mind: weeds are a signal that your grass isn't happy. Read on to find out how to transform your lawn.
Lush green lawn

How to Lay Sod and Plant Grass Seed in Your Yard

Sod is great for an instant lawn, but it can cost 10 times as much as grass seed and require more labor to install. Watch this video for some helpful tips on how to go about planting grass seed or laying sod in your yard. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Measure Soil Temperature for Planting

Whether you're planting seeds or targeting weeds, it's important to check your soil temperature before beginning. Read on to find out what you need to know to properly measure the soil temperature in your lawn or garden.

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.

How to Recycle Leaves in Your Yard

Instead of sending your leaves to the landfill, consider recycling them to feed the plants in your garden. Leaves are a great, free source of nutrients and insulation for your garden if used correctly, and you can keep your lawn neat while still allowing nature to work its magic. Read on to find out how to recycle the leaves in your yard.
Bags of winterizer lawn fertilizer.

How to Winterize the Grass in Your Lawn

Your lawn's nutrient needs change in the fall in preparation for the cold weather ahead. If all the conflicting advice about whether or not to winterize your lawn has left you confused, you're not alone! But figuring out what to do may not be as hard as it seems.
Wood compost bin, seen near a brick fence in a backyard

How to Build a Compost Bin: 2 DIY Alternatives

Composting lawn and garden waste is a great way to obtain organic material for your garden while reducing the environmentally negative aspects of trucking yard waste to the landfill. This DIY compost bin is easy to build and made from pressure treated wood so it will last for many years to come.
Compost bin

How to Build a Compost Bin (2 DIY Alternatives)

Composting lawn and garden waste is a great way to obtain organic material for your garden while reducing the environmentally negative aspects of trucking yard waste to the landfill. This DIY compost bin is easy to build and made from pressure treated wood so it will last for many years to come.