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Best Practices for Peak Summer Season Lawn Maintenance

Best Practices for Peak Summer Season Lawn Maintenance

The heat is on, and hopefully your lawn is thriving. What worked in Spring doesn’t always work in Summer, so lawn equipment experts at Husqvarna shared some tips and best practices for peak summer season lawn maintenance.

Yard and Lawn Tips For Spring Through Summer

Yard and Lawn Tips For Spring Through Summer

Enjoy your time spent gardening even more with these tips and new tools from Lowe’s and Kobalt.

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

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 […]

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

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 […]

Bamboozled? Turn Excess Cuttings into an Ornamental Border

Bamboozled? Turn Excess Cuttings into an Ornamental Border

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 […]

How To Install a Retaining Wall (So It Won’t Fall Over)

How To Install a Retaining Wall (So It Won’t Fall Over)

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 […]

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

+ Sprinkler System Install + Laying Sod + Shear Willpower + Love the Golden Barrel Cactus + Water Saving Gadgets for Your Garden

Prep Your Home for July 4th Festivities

Prep Your Home for July 4th Festivities

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 […]

Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

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 […]

Fix a Sagging Wooden Swing Gate

Fix a Sagging Wooden Swing Gate

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 […]

Outdoor Sink Station

Outdoor Sink Station

Make your own outdoor sink station is with a standard laundry room wash bin and an outdoor table.

Repair Lawn Burn

Repair Lawn Burn

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 […]

Compost Bin

Compost Bin

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.