Black & Decker has introduced an upgrade to their cordless trimmer/edger with a 24V model. It’s still light, strong and maneuverable but with much more power than their 18V offering. Hits: Ease of operation, Battery life, Clean, Power Boost Misses: One battery Uses: Trimming around trees in small to medium […]
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I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces. Not all of us can afford a penthouse garden, but I still wanted to know what those homeowners request […]
Did you know that bamboo grows faster than any other plant on earth? The owners and tenders of this perennial evergreen understand this fact all too well. Not only can giant varieties reach heights upwards of 100 feet, but also bamboo has been known to surge two feet or more […]
If you have the need to retain soil or prevent erosion, a wall may be just the thing. Any projects under 18″ in total height are simple and straightforward. Once you go over that height the project becomes more complicated, but with the proper machinery and prep, it’s still entirely […]
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Summer is in full-swing and hopefully your backyard is ready for the first holiday event this weekend as we all celebrate our country’s independence on the 4th of July. We’ve gathered some helpful articles to help you prep your home and yard for friends, family, guests, and cooking for all […]
Our planter box (above) didn’t come out quite as nice as we had hoped but next time we’ll be sure to follow these great instructions from Danny Lipford for building a patio planter. He recommends pressure treated pine and if you’ve got the right tools you could finish this project […]
Green thumbs rejoice! The long-standing Illustrated Guide to Gardening from Reader’s Digest has been recently revised and updated to include color photos, illustrations, and is entirely focused on organic solutions. The nation has recently focused on the south lawn of the White House as the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has […]
It’s time to fix that sagging wooden gate that scrapes along the ground. Until this is remedied it will continue to mark your pathway as well as damage the bottom of your gate and place unnecessary stress on the hinges and planks. There are some kits available that can be […]
This outdoor sink station keeps the dirty work in your yard and away from your kitchen. Clean vegetables, pot plants, and wash your hands at this convenient garden stop.
Lawn burn is characterized by unsightly brown patches of grass and is typically caused by dog urine and over-fertilization. Once your lawn is “burned” you’ll have to replace the grass but there are measures you can take to prevent this from happening again. You may have to confine your dogs […]
We like thisbamboo composter we posted about on ReadyMade but if you need better aeration then check out this bin made of recycled black plastic that has plenty of holes to keep your compost growing.
This over-sized hammock from Brookstone is self-contained and can easily be moved anywhere in your yard. It comes in your choice of 7 reversible-patterns and is made of weather-resistant fabrics. Treat yourself for the rest of summer and enjoy naps out in your beautiful yard.
Matt Haughey, a contributer to Lifehacker, has put together a step-by-step for building your own deck. He includes great photos, sources for inspiration, and a tools list. As great tip for DIY newbies he suggests first building a practice deck as a test for new tools and materials. If you’ve […]
Now that the weathers warm and the days are longer it’s time you put some effort into your outside space. Start with performing a thorough cleaning of your front, back, and side yards. Remove anything from your yard that isn’t absolutely necessary. This includes old mulch piles, leaves, sticks, trash, […]
Here are some tips from Lou at Ace Hardware to keep your yard and lawn looking fresh and green year-round. Make Your Yard Thrive [Ace Hardware]