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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

Installing Plumbing

Installing Plumbing

The work you'll be doing on your water feature with pipes, fittings, and tubings is so simple. It's nothing more than selecting the right materials and then installing them in a process that often takes just minutes. The key to the kind of plumbing you install is the...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Starting a New Lawn From Seed

Starting a New Lawn From Seed

The least expensive way to start a lawn is by seed. Starting a lawn from seed is a snap, especially on an area that is relatively flat. The biggest task is preparing the site and making sure the soil is of good quality. Choosing the right seed is a matter of looking at your yard...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

Grow a Salsa Garden

Grow a Salsa Garden

Put some sizzle in your veggie patch with the ingredients for a summer salsa - plant tomatoes, hot peppers, green onions and cilantro for a zesty harvest. Just follow these easy steps.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 4 hours

Starting Sunflowers from Seed

Starting Sunflowers from Seed

Easy to grow sunflowers, with their bright, nodding heads, are versatile annuals. In country gardens, plant them in a field to form a maze children will love. In city and suburban gardens, grow dwarf varieties in containers, and larger ones at the back of a sunny border.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

Fiesta Inspired Above Ground Pond

Fiesta Inspired Above Ground Pond

Installing a fiesta-inspired above-ground pond in your yard.

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

Gardening Without Weeds: Let  Mulch Do Your Work

Gardening Without Weeds: Let Mulch Do Your Work

Mulch is the time-stressed gardener's best friend. Applied at the beginning of the season when the soil has warmed up, it helps control weeds by smothering weed seedlings and creating a barrier between the soil and weed seeds. It also looks attractive, giving your garden a professional...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Winterizing Roses

Winterizing Roses

Protect your roses from winter damage by using earth as an insulator.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour

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

Installing Board-and-Batten Fencing

Installing Board-and-Batten Fencing

Board-and-batten fencing mimics the siding once applied to farm sheds, barns, and similar outbuildings. An important part of this fence is the cap rail. Without it the end grain of every board would be exposed to the weather, shortening the life of the fence.

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 3 hours

Build a Privacy Fence

Build a Privacy Fence

Here's a fence that will have enormous impact in the garden. Lengths of lumber in two sizes are butt-jointed to fence posts. The grey stained planks are precisely placed in a linear pattern, creating a stunning contemporary wall that has just enough privacy without compromising...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

Design a Zen Corner

Design a Zen Corner

Basic garden ingredients can be used to great effect even if space is tight. Harness the power of simplicity and repetition in this project, which incorporates a raised-garden kit, soil, simple gravel and drought-hardy plants.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours