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Contemporary Pond with Flexible Liner

Contemporary Pond with Flexible Liner

Ceate your own contemporary liner pond to add atmosphere to your yard.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Building a Footing for a Stone or Brick Wall

Building a Footing for a Stone or Brick Wall

Whether you're building a brick wall, a stone wall, or any other wall that requires mortar, the job starts underground with a footing. A mortared wall is rigid and won't flex as the ground moves with seasonal changes. Without the footing, the wall would crack, and weather...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

Bundling Shrubs for Winter

Bundling Shrubs for Winter

Tender shrubs growing in your landscape need your help to survive winter temperatures and harsh winds. Here's how to bundle them snugly until spring. Late autumn, just before weather turns cold for the season, is the time to do this job.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Providing Drainage for Retaining Walls

Providing Drainage for Retaining Walls

The life span of a retaining wall depends largely on its drainage. Dry soil places very little stress on a wall, but wet, heavy soil causes the wall to buckle or lean, and means extensive repairs can't be far behind. No drainage system can handle a flood, but a good drainage...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 2 hours

Planting Your Spring Flower Bulb Garden This Fall

Planting Your Spring Flower Bulb Garden This Fall

Flower bulbs are a great value, winter hardy, and bloom for years and years.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

How to Fertilize

How to Fertilize

Discover how easy it is to feed your turf and enjoy the satisfaction and savings that come from doing it yourself. Learn how much fertilizer your grass requires for the size of your lawn, fill the hopper, and set the dial and go. For best results start with a soil test, this ...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Installing Rigid Liner

Installing Rigid Liner

The key to successfully installing rigid liner is to take your time. Be prepared to adjust and readjust the soil and sand to get the liner perfectly level to ensure attractive results. To that end, measure to make sure the hole can accommodate 1 to 2 inches of sand you'll...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Flower Bulbs for All Seasons

Flower Bulbs for All Seasons

Easy to grow flower bulbs add splashes of bright colour to the garden in spring, summer and fall. By planting bulbs in layers, you can create a succession of colour, even in the smallest gardens, that will last all season long. Here's how.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Raised Flower Bed

Raised Flower Bed

Building a raised flower bed – on a patio, deck or a rooftop – makes it possible to garden above ground.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Create a Thriving In-Ground Garden

Create a Thriving In-Ground Garden

Creating and caring for a beautiful in-ground garden can be easy with a bit of advance planning and the right products.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Building a Dry Stone Wall

Building a Dry Stone Wall

Dry stone walls are built without mortar, which has many advantages and saves a lot of work. Unlike mortared stone walls, a dry stone wall will flex as the ground beneath it shifts, eliminating the need for a foundation. Because no mortar is drying as you work, you can work at...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 4 hours

Laying Out a Wall

Laying Out a Wall

Even the most complicated wall starts out as a few lengths of mason's line stretched between sets of stakes and crosspieces-what builders call batterboards. The ability to make adjustments is especially important when you're squaring up the layout using the 3-4-5 triangle....

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour