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5 DIY Outdoor Winterization Projects

Most homeowners focus their attention on the inside of their homes when preparing for winter. However, areas outside of the home should not be neglected when preparing for the cold….

Sprucing up Your Spring Lawn

The first hints of spring find the aisles of nurseries and garden stores stacked high with pallets of fertilizer, weed killer and plant food. Winter is exhausting both for people…

Spring Composting 101

The sun is warmer, the ground is softer and green leaves are starting to poke out everywhere you look. It’s time to get healthy soil back into your yard and…

How to Install Patio Pavers

Installing pavers is a challenging but rewarding project for the do-it-yourselfer. After all, any project you can hang out on after completing it is a winner in my book. Here’s…

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

For nearly a decade, Scott and Pam Condron grilled dinners on an old gas barbecue crammed onto the deck of their Armonk, New York home. “It smelled and looked like…

How to Mix Concrete

There are three challenges when mixing concrete: Adding the right amount of water to get the proper consistency, mixing it efficiently, and getting it from the container wherein you mixed…

How to Build a Shed

Jump-start your spring cleaning by building a simple shed to help reduce household clutter. This small, do-it-yourself project is an inexpensive option for your storage needs. Keep in mind: the…

How to Build a Deck

While it’s not as easy as building a birdhouse, the thought of building your own deck need not lead to a panic attack. A simple, free-standing square deck for the…