Yard Work

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Capture Clippings For Free Fertilizer

Use a catch-bag on your mower to grab the last leaves and grass clippings of the season and create your own perfect pile of free fertilizer.


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Caring For Snow-covered Shrubs

Do you have to go around cleaning the snow off your shrubs? No. Do I? Well, for some shrubs…I do.


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Leave Leaves In Compost Pile

Those leaves covering your yard are the best fertilizer money can buy — except they’re free!


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A Gardening Gift For Dad

If you’re short on cash or your dad doesn’t want gifts, maybe for Father’s Day you could help out in the yard.


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Prepare To Grow Better Grass

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Growing grass is sort of like painting a wall – the secret’s in the prep work. If you want a lush lawn of green grass growing where you currently have weeds, or […]


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Hand Rakes

‘Hand Rakes’ are sort of like small plastic snow shovelheads with a strap on the back to slip your fingers through, and then easily pick up leaves and muck.

You know how you go around with your hands gathering stray leaves and piles of garden debris in your yard to stuff into a wheelbarrow or a bag? These turn you into ‘Edward Rake-Hands,’ so you can clean up the yard a lot faster without getting your gloves gunky with leaf litter or garden goo.

Hand Rakes are plastic, so they’re lightweight and won’t rust, they’re one-size-fits-all, and so simple a kid could use them – in fact send me a kid, and I’ll put them to work and show you. I found Hand Rakes at a garden center, they cost around five bucks – what a great gift. The cashier looked at them and said – ‘Where were these? I need to get some before I go home today!’ And then she said the same thing you’ll probably say. ‘Hand rakes. Why didn’t I think of that?’


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Don’t Let Leaves Leave Your Yard

Instead of bagging, dragging and getting rid of your leaves, gather them in a compost pile and, over time, they breakdown into fabulous free plant food you can use to improve the soil, top-dress your lawn, and help your garden grow.