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By David Beaulieu

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    • How to Control Dandelions Created: Friday, September 02, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      My pictures of dandelions will help you identify them. Then use my tips for their manual removal or killing them with herbicides." itemprop="description"><...
    • Spring Lawn Care Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      If you neglect spring lawn care, you'll pay for it the rest of the year. But while you shouldn't neglect it, spring lawn care doesn't require nearly as much time as mowing does in summer.
    • English Boxwood Shrubs Created: Friday, November 26, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      English boxwood shrubs are true dwarfs, keeping a rounded, compact form. "Box" makes an excellent hedge or topiary; learn about growing it here.
    • Purple Fountain Grass Created: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn how to grow purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'). This ornamental is also referred to as "red" since that's what its cultivar name means.
    • How to Plant Boxwood Hedges Created: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This step-by-step tutorial walks you through the steps in planting hedges. Through pictures I show you how to plant boxwood shrubs in a straight row.
    • Pictures of Noxious Weeds Created: Saturday, March 03, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The classification is subjective; my pictures of noxious weeds are meant to explore the topic from various perspectives. Some will find them harmful plants.
    • How to Install Landscape Fabrics Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn how to install landscape fabrics, a high-tech solution for weed control. Weed barriers suppress plant pests without suffocating everything under them.
    • Pictures of Poisonous Plants Created: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Pictures of poisonous plants can help you to identify and avoid them. My list includes more than just toxic leaves, berries, etc. that you shouldn't eat.
    • 10 Full-Sun Plants Created: Friday, July 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Full-sun plants are often perfect for rock gardens, for example. Learn about some types of drought-tolerant perennials before you buy a plant for that hot spot." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Impatiens Flowers Created: Friday, March 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Impatiens flowers are valued for the variety and vibrancy of their colors and their shade tolerance. The 'Super Elfin' series is one of the most popular.
    • What is the up-front cost of a heated driveway? Created: Monday, October 27, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Here's an estimate of the cost to build a heated driveway. This cost estimate assumes the snow-melt system will have manual controls.
    • 10 Cat Repellents: How to Keep Cats Away From Your Yard Created: Monday, August 22, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      I'm often asked how to keep cats away from yards. The answer lies in cat repellents, whether by wire, water, or just plain understanding how feline pests think." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • How To Install French Drains for Yard Drainage Created: Thursday, March 25, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Installing French drains is an option for providing yard drainage on land where there is excess water. Learn how to make one in this piece geared to DIYers.
    • How To Build a Stone Walkway Created: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to build stone walkways, if you need to create a sturdy, attractive path from Point A to Point B. You can build a stone walkway that is either curved or straight.
    • Plants for Wet Areas Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use plants for wet areas as a solution to drainage problems. Vegetation (native plants are often a great choice) has the advantage of offering good looks." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Mole Control in Lawn and Garden Created: Monday, March 31, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Mole control is an one element of lawn care and garden pest control. But before you can get rid of them, first learn the difference between moles and voles." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Landscape Design Photos Created: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you need some ideas for the yard, study these landscape design pictures showing some basic principles and learn about the concepts the pros use." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • How Much Slope is Needed in Land Grading Near Foundations? Created: Thursday, March 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Will you be doing any land grading near a foundation to correct drainage issues? To grade properly, you must first know how much slope you need.
    • What's the Difference Between a Mole and a Vole? Created: Friday, May 15, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Garden pests include the mole and the vole, those subterranean, mouse-like garden pests. But what's the difference between a mole and a vole?
    • How to Kill Grass Created: Friday, May 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Organic gardeners wonder how to kill grass and eliminate lawns without using herbicides. There's a natural way to get rid of it before opening up planting beds." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • What's the difference between "cement," "concrete" and "mortar?" Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The terms cement, concrete and mortar are used almost interchangeably by laymen in conversations about cement mixing, but they serve 3 different purposes.
    • Red Salvia (Scarlet Sage, Salvia Splendens) Created: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Scarlet or. Landscaping.
    • How to Build Raised Beds Created: Friday, May 25, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Raised beds offer a number of advantages, including accessibility for people with disabilities and the elderly, easier pest control, and an opportunity to install outdoor benches. Learn how to buil...
    • Cleaning With Muriatic Acid Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Cement products get all over the masonry structures your building with them, and cleaning with muriatic acid is one way to deal with the problem.
    • Snow Removal Equipment: Choices for Homeowners Created: Thursday, November 06, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Read my assessment of the pros and cons of the snow removal equipment options for your home. I also supply tips on shoveling and more." itemprop="description"="description" Thursday, May 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      There's much about installing driveway gates that may not be obvious to homeowners. But it pays to learn, because they provide not only security but beauty." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Landscaping Made Easy With "Landscaping for Dummies" Created: Thursday, September 04, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Read my review of "Landscaping for Dummies" to see if this book would be useful for you, as a novice. Pros and cons of the book are provided, plus an outline.
    • Overseeding Lawns Created: Monday, February 07, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      When cool-season grasses take a beating from the summer's heat, overseeding lawns is the answer to rejuvenate them. This job is best done in September.
    • 10 Dumb Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid Created: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Dumb landscaping mistakes cost you money, cause you extra work, and detract from your yard's beauty. My advice will help you avoid such mistakes.
    • Troy-Bilt Horse sv470 Riding Mower - Review Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      This reviewer gives a thumbs-down to his Troy-Bilt Horse sv470 riding mower -- and to Lowe's, for that matter. Find out why.
    • Corms -- And How They're Different From Bulbs, Tubers and Rhizomes Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      What is the difference between corms, bulbs, tubers and rhizomes? I explain how they are different and offer examples of each that you'll find in gardens.
    • Havahart Animal Traps for Pest Control: "Have a Heart" Created: Friday, January 24, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Havahart animal traps are a humane alternative to other pest control measures. Do you Have a heart? Read my review for more.

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