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Yard and Garden: Tips and Step-By-Step Guides

This Section covers many important yard and garden repair topics. Get information and how-to guidance on landscape and decks.

Off-Season Snow Blower Storage
How to prepare a snow blower for off-season storage.

How to Refinish a Wood Deck
Wood decks provide increased outdoor living area but require periodic maintenance including refinishing. Refinishing a wood deck involves a few steps such as inspection, cleaning and wood brightening, power washing, sanding, staining and sealing. This detailed tutorial will walk you through all the major steps of refinishing your wood deck...

How to Stain a Wood Deck
This tutorial describes the technique of staining a wood deck with oil based stain.

Deck Sanding
This tutorial will describe how to sand a wood deck after power washing where wood grain may have been raised and in preparation of final staining and finishing.

How to Power Wash a Wood Deck
This tutorial reviews the steps and issues you need to know about safely cleaning your wood deck with a power washer without damaging the wood.

Wood Deck Cleaning and Brightening
Wood decks require maintenance just like any other part of your home. This tutorial will walk you through the steps necessary for wood deck inspection and cleaning prior to refinishing.

Replacing a Deck Plank
This step by step guide walks you through how to replace a deck plank or board.

Deck Board Installation - Bark Side Up or Down?
Learn about the ways deck boards warp and whether you should install bark side up or bark side down.

Organic Yard Care - Aerating and Mowing
Organic lawn care allows your yard to be safe for children and pets while still having it look great. Learn how to organically care for your yard and prevent the pollution of our earth and water supplies caused by chemicals and toxins used in many lawn care products. This tutorial deals with organic mowing and aeration.

How to Lay a Flagstone Patio
Here's a helpful tutorial on how to lay a flagstone patio in a sand base. This type of patio flooring is more rustic than concrete or brick, but a beautiful addition to any yard or garden.

Tree Trimming Equipment Options
Maintaining the yard means keeping the trees and their limbs in check and away from your roof. This review looks at three common types of tree trimming equipment:
  * Pole Tree Pruner
  * Chain Saw
  * Wood Chipper

Yard and Garden Safety Tips
Essential safety tips you need to read for home lawn and garden safety.

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