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The Best Way to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Every now and then the rotary blades inside a lawn mower need to be sharpened. Years and years of cutting can cause these blades to go dull, and not only will this make them less effective, it could cause grass and debris to clog the lawn mower. It is important to follow proper procedure when sharpe

Weber Q Grill Specifications

Weber offers a full line of gas, electric, charcoal and smoker grills used for outdoor grilling. The Weber Q series grills boast a similar appearance and are built to withstand rugged conditions. They feature cast-aluminum grey lids with black cast-aluminum bodies, an aluminum...

Three Things To Consider Before Hanging A Porch Swing

A great many individuals have desired to have a porch swing. Has the time arrived where you are in the position to acquire one? Maybe you just purchased a home, and would like to have one on your patio or front porch. Either way, there are some things to take into consideration before getting one. T

Landscaping Rocks: How To Use Rocks To Make Your Garden Come Alive

Using landscaping rocks can be a great source to add variety and uniqueness to your garden and make it really come alive. Whether you decide to use artificial landscaping stones and rocks or boulders or simply real rocks, adding landscaping stones can really spice up your garden for years to come. Y

How to Apply Miracle-Gro to Newly Seeded Grass

Not every lawn is going to be able to grow grass quickly. Depending on the soil and the sunlight on the area, some lawns may only have a couple of patches of grass growing. When your lawn refuses to grow grass, you may need to employ the help of Miracle-Gro. Applying Miracle-Gro to your newly seeded

Landscaping Tips That Will Surely Make Your Yard Attractive

People are very conscious about the looks of their house that is why many are doing their best to make their house look great. And when it comes to home beautification, the yard is one of the most important parts of the house that needs attention, as it is the first area being seen by visitors.

How to Level the Ground Area for a Pool

To enjoy your above-ground pool, it must be on a level surface. If done right, you will have many enjoyable hours with your family and friends. If not done right, it could cause you hours of headaches and backaches, not to mention gallons of water to drain and refill.

Teak Garden Benches and a Taste of the Tropics

Creating your own tropical escape is easier than you think. While it comes naturally to those in the southern states, the rest of us have to work a little bit harder to find a paradise that we can call our own year round.

Victorian Gazebo

For most people, having a gazebo and their front lawn or backyard or in any part of their outdoor areas, a gazebo is the most popular choice for many home owners to upgrade the attractiveness and the exterior looks of their outdoor areas. Not only that it makes your area lot more beautiful, it is al

How to Kill a Tree Stump With Oil

After a tree has been cut down, its living stump continues to send out tiny branches. The only way to ensure the stump will not sprout is to kill it. The use of motor oil together with fire forms one very effective method of eliminating a stump. Spreading the motor oil over the tree roots is not eno

How to Grow Lake Emerald Grapes

Grapes bear sweet, juicy fruit for raw eating, wine production, baking and jam making, but always require precise conditions for survival and fruit production. The Lake Emerald grape hails from the University of Florida, where breeders sought to cross wild grapes with domesticated cultivars to produ

Dormant Seeding of Cool Grasses

Dormant seeding your cool-season lawn can be a good option if you have poorly draining soil that doesn’t dry out early enough to work in the spring. The freezing and thawing of the soil over the winter and spring help pull the seed down into the soil, increasing chances of successful germinati

Some Basic Lawn Care Tips For the Summer Months

If you have a fairly well sized lawn and you want to keep it in tiptop shape during the summertime, then there are number of things that you will need to make sure of. As such, here are a few tips on lawn care that you should always try to remember. Of course, one aspect that we need to consider fir

Customized Ideas For Outdoor Living

Many people perceive Arizona as a little bit of heaven on earth and for good reason. The weather is magnificent and people spend as much time as possible in the natural outdoor atmosphere. Make your property as much of a haven as your indoor home with unique and professional patio and landscaping id

Chain Link Fence Mesh Repair

You can repair the mesh in a chain link fence in just a few minutes. Damage to a chain link fence negatively effects the structural integrity and effectiveness of the barrier. A breach in the mesh of a chain link fence may allow a pet to get loose or a small pest to pass through. The new chain-link

What Are Old Barns Worth?

The value of an old barn varies widely depending on its condition, location, size and the materials with which it was constructed. As with any unique item, an old barn is worth what someone is willing to pay for it, so a motivated buyer can substantially increase a particular barn's selling price.

How to Repaint a Wood Fence

A beautiful wood fence is one of the best features of the back yard. It creates privacy, security and a perfect enclosure for an outside retreat. One of the most important things to consider is the necessity of paint to protect the fence. It can be a challenge, but the secret is in the products used

How to Install a Mower Deck Belt on a Sabre Lawn Mower

When you are mowing with your Sabre lawn tractor and you have the deck blade engaged, but it isn't cutting the grass, there is a good chance that the mower deck belt is to old and stretched out or the belt has broken. You can easily replace the belt in your own yard with a few supplies and save your

How to Measure for the Number of Pavers Needed for a Walkway

Paving-stone walkways have a classic look that improves the appearance of any landscape. Homeowners often build the walkways as do-it-yourself projects. One of the first steps in this process is determining the materials necessary. Homeowners who have prepared a plan for the walkway are ready to cal

Measurements for a Traditional Deck Rail

Adding a traditional deck rail to your deck provides style and function to the space. In addition to its design tying in with the rest of the deck, the railing also makes the deck safer, especially if it's high off the ground. Take a number of measurements into consideration prior to starting work o