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Did you just move into that new house only to realize that your lawn needs some serious work? From tips and tricks to step-by-step guides, we have everything you need to know about lawn care. Learn how to cut grass like a pro, revamp your flowerbeds, and even DIY landscape with MYMOVE.

Find the Best Weed Killer to Achieve Your Lawn Goals This Spring

Stubborn weeds can halt progress in your garden and ruin your lawn’s appeal. Fortunately, using the best weed killer can rid your yard of intrusive plants. Learn about the best weed killers of 2022 for your specific lawn needs. Whether you’re a gardener, a pet owner, or need to treat a whole yard, there are […]

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How and When to Aerate Your Lawn

If you’re a homeowner, you know that curb appeal means everything. Even if you aren’t in the process of selling your home, an appealing front yard presentation makes your guests feel welcome and gives you a sense of pride. Using a lawn aerator might be necessary if your lawn no longer absorbs water, and it […]

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8 Essential Warm Weather Lawn Care Tips

Warm weather brings its own hazards to your lawn, which is under attack from the hot summer sun, weeds, insects, and, of course, foot traffic from entertaining guests and kids playing. Whether you have a sprawling estate with extensive landscaping or you live in an urban neighborhood with more shrubbery than lawn, there are always […]

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How Long Does it Take for Grass to Grow?

There are a variety of factors that can affect grass seed germination. Here’s a look at how long it may take your grass seed to grow and why.

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12 Steps to Install a Sprinkler System Yourself

One of the top secrets to a lush and verdant lawn is proper watering. Accomplish this efficiently by using a lawn sprinkler system. Many homeowners choose to hire a contractor to install a sprinkler system, as constructing a DIY sprinkler system can be a challenging project for someone to complete on their own. However, with […]

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12 Landscaping Ideas for Small Backyards

Looking for landscaping ideas fit for a small space? Check out these small backyard ideas and start your next project!

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The Best Riding Mowers of 2022

If you have a large lawn or acreage, a riding lawn mower or lawn tractor can save you plenty of time and hassle. Finding the right machine for your needs starts with understanding the demands of your situation. Someone can tell you a machine is great, but if it’s more power than you need or […]

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The Best Lawn Aerators of 2022

If your lawn has yellow patches, areas of stunted growth, or you just can’t get the rich green lawn you want, a lawn aerator might be something you need. Compact soil often kills well-tended lawns, leaving homeowners baffled when their lawn still looks under-watered after regular maintenance. There are a ton of yard aerators on […]

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How to Stripe Your Lawn

With how many chores a yard entails, deciding to stripe your lawn might seem like an added complication to the whole yard care process. But lawn stripes can give a classy, artistic look to a yard and add some unique visual geometry. The beauty with lawn stripes is that they aren’t hard to get. Most […]

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The 13 Best Backyard Plants to Grow for Privacy

Poet Robert Frost said it best, “Good fences make good neighbors.” But, barricading ourselves behind 8-ft. walls isn’t very practical, and in some cases, your homeowner’s association (HOA) may not even allow that, but creating a private oasis with plants may be the solution.  We’ve gathered some plants that let you be you, without worrying […]

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15 Garden Design Ideas Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Refuge

If you’re looking for garden design ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a collection of photos showing a variety of garden styles to help get you started planning the garden you’ve always dreamed about.The right plants and accessories can set the tone for your ideal outdoor atmosphere — an invigorating escape or […]

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11 Landscape Design Ideas Shaping Up Your Summer Dream Home

Landscape design originally combines creativity and nature, with results that dazzle the mind and push the limits of aesthetics further. Seeing how popular our previous posts, “35 Lovely Pathways for a Well-Organized Home and Garden” and “15 Garden Design Ideas Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Refuge” were, we decided to make today about landscaping […]

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How To Create Your Own Japanese Garden

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to relax and feel peaceful—maybe even downright Zen? That is exactly what happens when you create your own Japanese garden. Japanese gardens are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. What began as a space made for Japan’s ruling elite to find calm within the storm […]

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7 Garden Ideas to Get You Ready for Spring

Maryna Iaroshenko / Getty Images Is it just us or is spring in the air? It’s getting a bit warmer, and that renewing feeling we get as winter lifts is starting. We’re getting inspired to clean up, refresh, and get organized. Of course, there’s a ton of spring cleaning to be done inside. (See our post How to […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Privacy. The most coveted item on all backyard wish lists. Because no matter how fabulous your balcony or how inviting your chimenea, all of the summertime magic comes to a screeching halt when you feel like you’re on display. These 7 yard privacy ideas —stacked from easy to hard — will help you cordon off your […]

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The Best Allergy-Friendly Flowers for Your Garden

Do you feel the urge to sneeze just looking at that picture? You’re not alone. The CDC reports that over 50 million Americans live with allergies. In fact, it’s the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the country. Fortunately, there are still ways to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer without getting stifled by […]

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6 Ideas for Creating a Contemporary Landscape

If you ever want to confuse yourself, take a look at all of the varying definitions of what constitutes contemporary design. Interior Designer Leah Rourke at relish interiors gives one of the best definitions: “Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now … it is ever changing and borrows pieces and styles […]

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Landscaping for Fire Safety

Certain parts of the country used to have a fairly predictable fire season, but the times are changing. California, for example, now has to be on fire alert throughout the entire year. That means there’s no time like the present to prepare your house for a fire. And that doesn’t just mean buying homeowners or […]

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Keeping a Lawn Green Without Constant Sprinkler Use

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Depending on where you live, you may have noticed droughts seeming worse. Droughts are notoriously common, with anywhere from 20 to 70 percent of U.S. land area experiencing abnormal […]

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Make Yard Work Easier With This Tidy Up Checklist

Whether you love yard work and gardening or just see it as a necessary chore, getting organized at the end of the season will make for easy yard work every year. Even in a climate that’s warm year-round, organization is still important. It ensures your yard work tools and supplies aren’t damaged by the elements […]

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Organic Pest Control for the Garden

You put in all this effort getting your garden to finally sprout. Then you go outside one day and all of your plants are chewed to the ground. Sometimes it’s so extensive that it looks like you never had any flowers in that bed at all. But rather than running out and buying the harshest […]

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Home-Buying Millennials are Obsessed with Lawns and Gardens

The U.S. Census Bureau says homeownership is up over last year. In their words, “the national homeownership rate has risen to 64.4 percent.” And Realtor Magazine says that jump is “largely attributed to the rise in new, first-time homebuyers.”These first-time homebuyers are millennials and they don’t care about a fancy eat-in kitchen. Instead, they’re obsessed […]

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The DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick Explains the 2019 Landscaping Trends

Creating the perfect outdoor space is not something that homeowners take lightly. Cutting your grass weekly is a good start, and incorporating Matt Blashaw’s outdoor lighting tips is also a step in the right direction. But what else can you do? Well, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has released its top 2019 landscaping trends. […]

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Lawn and Landscaping Projects You Should Definitely Leave to the Pros

As a homeowner, you probably like the challenge and the cost-savings of handling many of your own lawn and landscaping projects. For example, cutting your grass weekly is a home maintenance task that most DIYers can successfully complete. However, there are other scenarios in which homeowners are taking matters into their own hands – with […]

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