Lawn & Garden

Decorated live Christmas tree

How to Choose and Care for a Living Christmas Tree

Decorating, enjoying, and then planting a living Christmas tree can be a wonderful “green” holiday tradition. Living Christmas trees require a little extra attention to acclimate them indoors and to plant them afterwards, but the rewards are well worth it. Here’s what you need to know to choose, care for, and plant a living Christmas tree.

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Fall Lawn Care Guide

Fall and spring are the most important times of the year for establishing and strengthening lawns, as well as preparing them for the harsh temperatures of winter and summer. Read on to find out how to take care of your lawn during the fall.

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Trimming Trees? Do This to Extend Your Reach 5 Feet

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 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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Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Really Work?

Ultrasonic electronic pest and insect repellent devices claim that their high frequency sound waves are intolerable to rodents and insects. However, simply plugging one of these devices in probably won’t end your pest woes. Read on to find out more about the effectiveness of electronic pest repellents.

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How to Keep Mice, Rats, and Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders

Mary Lou asks, “We love feeding birds, but they drop seeds on our balcony which attracts mice and rats. What can we do to keep rodents away?” Birds and rodents both love to eat seeds. Try these tips to discourage rodents from your bird feeder.

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How to Make a Wood Pallet Turkey

How to create a rustic turkey for your porch using a pallet.

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Homemade bird feeder baffle on pole

Do It! How to Guard Your Bird Feeder from Squirrels and Raccoons

While feeding birds is a popular pastime, feeding squirrels and raccoons is not.To keep the furry critters away from your bird feeder, make a DIY guard from a piece of stovepipe.

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