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How to Set Flagstone in Concrete Porch

Applying a layer of flagstones on a concrete porch can give it an updated look. Flagstones are not as slippery when they are wet as concrete is alone, which can be a big plus for active children and elderly people. The installation process is relatively easy but does take about a week to complete pr

Instructions to Mount an MTD 190-840

The MTD 48-inch snow blade is a very versatile attachment for larger model MTD lawn and garden tractors. Once assembled, the blade may be attached to the tractor in about 30 minutes by systematically attaching it to all four corners of the tractor frame, with the hardware included in the snow blade

DIY Dock Box

Dock boxes are very useful for sailboat or other watercraft owners. These boxes are usually placed on the dock near the boat and are perfect for storing items used frequently for trips out on a lake or ocean.It is best to build your dock box from treated lumber, which will pr

How to Grow Pink Pampas Grass

Pink pampas grass is an ornamental grass that is tall, with pink showy flowers. The green foliage grows a whopping 8 to 12 feet tall. A fast grower, this species is perfect for sunny locations because it becomes a massive plant quickly. Pink pampas is a late bloomer and will add much-needed color to

How to Replace a 12V 88-Watt Landscape Lighting Transformer

Low-voltage lighting needs a transformer to step down the house voltage from 120-volts to 12-volts. Low-voltage transformers are available in different wattage from 44-watts up to 900-watts to operate your landscape lighting. The more wattage your transformer produces, the more low-voltage fixtures

Natural Stone Retaining Wall Ideas

A natural stone retaining wall will add beauty to your yard or landscaping project.Jupiterimages/ ImagesRetaining walls are helpful landscaping tools that hold dirt in place on a slope or hill that would otherwise slide down during heavy rain. They can also be used in an...

How to Install a Wall Shelf

In most homes useful space is at a premium. One way to create more space for storing or even displaying essential items is to install a wall shelf, which you can use for anything from storing cleaning supplies to creating space to displaying a working stereo system. Learn all about the ins and outs

How do I Remove Stumps & Roots?

Mature trees increase your property value by as much as $10,000 per tree, according to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. Tree stumps, however, can be unsightly and removing them is advisable.

Herbicides for Control of Field Sandbur

Field sandbur (Cenchrus spinifex), also referred to as spiny sandbur and burgrass, is an annual weed with sharp edged, spiny burs or bracts. The erect or prostrate stems grow 6 to 1 ½ feet tall. The shallow rooted weed reproduces with seed. A number of herbicides help to control field sandbur

How to Troubleshoot a Toro Wheel Horse Lawn Tractor

With the right care and maintenance a Toro Wheel Horse lawn tractor can provide season after season of trouble free service. But when the lawn mower won't start it can be a real hassle. In order to enjoy a beautiful green lawn all summer long you will need to master some basic troubleshooting skills

The Best Way to Heat a Swimming Pool

A pool is an enjoyable addition to a home. There are many choices for heating the water, but there's a simple, affordable solution. Pool solar blankets are easy to size and can save a lot of money over time. You pay for it once, versus paying recurring electric or gas bills. For this reason, solar b

How to Hang a Hammock From the Ceiling

Hammocks are most often enjoyed outside strung between two trees or mounted on a hammock stand. A hammock is perfect for relaxing as it sways gently in the breeze. Hammocks, however, can be mounted from the ceiling in bedrooms or living rooms to provide a comfortable place to relax in the comfort of

Garden Landscaping Tips For Smaller Gardens

Not all of us are afforded the luxury of a massive garden. This doesn't mean that you should neglect your own piece of nature. There are some great garden landscaping techniques that you can employ to make the most out what space you have.

How to Repair St. Augustine Grass

Dead, brown spots make a lawn look neglected and unattractive. St. Augustine grass has many good qualities, but it also has some negative habits, which make it susceptible to death. Disadvantages include freeze damage, pest problems, spongy turf and turf buildup. Weeds can sprout up among St. August

Uses of Silk Fabric

Image of silk fabricblue silk fabric image by Julia Britvich from Fotolia.comSilk fabric is the strongest natural fabric in the world and is practical for many uses. Silk was discovered in China around 2600 B.C., and China continues to lead the world's silk production, followed by Japan,...

Video: Parsley Plant Care

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Now, Parsley is one of those plants that we often think of as a garnish, and we don't often eat it. You probably should though, because it's a good source of vitamin C, and it's also a good source of iron. Parsley can be used,...

How to Change a Lawn Mower Solenoid

A solenoid is an electrically operated switch that connects a battery with a starter motor. On lawnmowers, the solenoid activates when you turn the ignition switch to the "Start" position. The solenoid then switches the battery power to the starter motor, which begins to turn the engine for ignition

Sod Laying Tips

Fresh sod provides the appeal of a lush, green lawn, almost instantaneously. While it is a relatively easy to install, there are key requirements that must be met to achieve a long lived, lush lawn.

How to Remove a Fallen Tree

A fallen tree is not only an unpleasant eyesore but a hazard that can cause fire, the threat of further falling and even house pests. It's important that you remove a fallen tree from a property as quickly as possible so it causes no further damage. Follow these steps to remove the tree safely and e