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How To Build a Rain Garden Step-by-Step

Rain gardens are perfect solutions if you want to prevent stormwater runoff from flooding and damaging your yard, driveway, and home’s foundation. After heavy rain, water might pool in your yard due to poor soil drainage, often collecting pollutants from fertilizer, pet waste, pesticides and chemicals from the streets and gutters. The excess water can…

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20 Backyard Privacy Ideas for Every Type of Homeowner (+ Printables)

Stígur Már Karlsson/Heimsmyndir/E+ via Getty Images If you live near a busy street or have neighbors with a clear view into your backyard, you may find it difficult to enjoy your space in peace. Some houses sit too close to one another, which can make a backyard feel cramped. Whether it’s to block unsightly views…

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How To: Build A Gas Fire Pit in 10 Steps

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Home Building and Remodeling Expert. A fire pit is a great way to enjoy time outside. This easy DIY project is great for all skill levels and customizable to your own backyard or patio. It can be built in grass, on concrete, or patio pavers. Gather around a warm and cozy…

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The Ultimate Dog-Friendly Landscaping Guide

A backyard is an enjoyable place for dogs and humans, but it’s important to make sure your space fits your needs as well as Fido’s. Dog-friendly landscaping and human-friendly landscaping aren’t automatically the same thing. While you may view your outdoor space as a spot to relax or grow a vegetable garden, your pooch doesn’t…

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13 Affordable Patio Ideas

The idea of spending time with loved ones in a freshly designed outdoor space is exciting, and a revamp could be just the refresh your outdoor area needs. Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to create a patio space you love. Below is a list of cheap patio ideas that will help you…

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Best Way to Kill Carpenter Ants

The best way to kill carpenter ants is to bait them and find their nests within your walls. You can then drill holes and use boric acid to eliminate them or call in a professional exterminator. Fix leaks, replace damaged wood, and keep trees and bushes trimmed to prevent carpenter ants from coming back. On…

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Best Way to Get Rid of Flies Outside

The best way to get rid of flies outside your home is to use either a homemade or store-bought trap. Insecticides may kill some flies on contact, but it can be toxic to other animals in your yard. Clean up debris and standing moisture to prevent fly infestations, and use natural repellants, like fans and…

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24 Tips for Low-Maintenance Landscaping

Low-maintenance landscaping makes your lawn upkeep easier and is more beneficial to the environment. It can also be very visually appealing. Check out our recommendations on how to make easy and eco-friendly decisions when designing your yard.

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How to Hire a Gardener for Your Lawn and Garden

A high-quality gardener should be licensed in their state, have liability insurance, possess a surety bond and have a business license. Most states require a person to have at least three years of experience before they can work on their own as a gardener or landscaper, and other specialty licenses may be required for certain…

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Affordable Landscaping Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Landscaping Landscaping is the best way to enhance the beauty of a land. It is also one of the most affordable options out there. The average landscaping budget usually depends on what kind of style you are going for. The average cost of cheap landscaping is…

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