Landscaping & Design

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How to Plant Trees and Shrubs on a Slope

Planting on a slope? Take these 6 steps to ensure your landscaping grows strong.

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How to Install Landscape Lights

Want to add ambiance to your yard? Add landscape lighting — it’s easier than you may think!

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How to Build a Stackable Block Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be a great way not only to help with erosion and water drainage, but also to create beautiful, usable garden space. And thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, this project can be completed in a weekend.

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How to Trim Out-of-Reach Trees

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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How to Recycle a Christmas Tree

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, consider recycling them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to do that.

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5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Solar Lighting into Your Exterior Design

Solar-powered lights are a low-maintenance way to add ambience to your home. That’s because they require just one power source: the sun.

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How to Remove Standing Water in Your Yard with a French Drain

Standing water in your yard is an eyesore and can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Installing a French drain is a great way to remove standing water from your yard. Watch this video to find out how to construct a French drain.

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This Household Product Doubles as a Low-Cost, Non-Toxic Fertilizer

This household staple isn’t just for sore muscles, small wounds and dry skin. Joe Truini explains how it can be a low-cost fertilizer.

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