Refinished red painted bench on porch

How to Finish Wood Furniture for Use Outdoors

Even furniture made with rot resistant or pressure wood won’t last very long if it’s not finished to withstand the elements. Read on to find out how to finish outdoor furniture to help it hold up against sun and rain for years to come.

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Paper air filter for lawn mower

How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter

If your mower runs rough or is hard to start, you may have a clogged or dirty air filter. Changing or cleaning the air filter is so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner! Read on to find out how to change or clean the air filter on your lawn mower.

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Products containing pyrethrum insecticide

Is Pyrethrum a Safe Organic Pesticide?

“What is pyrethrum? Is it a safe organic pesticide?”

Pyrethrum refers to the daisy from which the insecticide pyrethrin is extracted. Read on for more information about the organic aspects and safety of pyrethrum.

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Ryobi 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Screwdriver

Ryobi 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Screwdriver Tool Review

The Ryobi 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver is one of those tools that I didn’t know I needed until I had it, and now I don’t know what I ever did without it! This little cordless screwdriver is one of my favorite Christmas gifts ever, making “Where’s the Ryobi?” almost as common a question in our household as “What’s for dinner?” Read on to find out more.

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Dead plants

Dead as a Doornail

Last week, I bought some pansies to fill my new-to-me wooden planters from the Habitat ReStore. I was so excited about my pansies that I killed them instantly. Read on to find out what I did wrong.

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Step 5: Install New Spark Plug

How to Change a Lawn Mower Spark Plug

Replacing the spark plug on your lawn mower is an important part of regular maintenance that can make your mower start easier and run smoother. Changing a spark plug can be accomplished in a matter of minutes and costs under $5. Read on to find out how.

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Christmas tree with gifts next to fireplace

Top 10 Tool Gift Ideas for 2010

I’ve got some great tool ideas, from work gloves to cordless screwdrivers, which will brighten up Christmas morning or a special birthday for the do-it-yourself, home improvement enthusiast on your gift list. With prices from under $20 to less than $100, these gifts won’t break your budget either! Read on to find out more.

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Wood chip mulch

How To Make Wood Chip Mulch for Your Yard

Sunny asks, “How can I make my own bark mulch? What equipment do I need?”

Bark mulch is usually made at lumber mills, however, you can use a wood chipper/shredder to make wood mulch for recycling small trees and broken limbs in your yard. Read on to find out how.

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