Exterior & Landscape

Maple Syrup in 5 Minutes From Your Own Trees

Tapping your own maple trees is a rewarding experience. It’s extremely easy to do and typically doesn’t require any tools or equipment you don’t already have.

Removing Small Stumps without Grinding or Using Your Vehicle

If you have a winch handy, it may just be the easiest way to remove a small stump or shrub. We tested on an old shrub and had success with very little effort.

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Cutting down 30 foot high tree branches – without climbing

There is an easy way to cut down high tree branches (we’re talking 30 feet plus) without training to be an acrobat, buying climbing equipment or paying a professional hundreds of dollars.

Battery Didn’t Survive the Winter? Don’t replace it just yet.

If your lawnmower battery didn’t survive the winter, don’t give up on it just yet. It may make a full recovery with a little help.

How to remove a shrub or bush – the easy way

We know that David Hasselhoff would pay a contractor to remove a shrub or bush from his yard but the rest of us usually take care of something like this ourselves.

Trimming high tree branches

Have you’ve ever been crazy enough to stand on top of a ladder, holding a chainsaw with one hand stretched high above your head as the blade shreds a tree limb thicker than a caveman’s neck? If you answered “yes”, read on. There is an easier, and much safer way. This method doesn’t involve any gas-to-oil […]

How to Seal a Driveway – The Idiot’s Guide

Sealing a driveway is something that any homeowner can do. It’s a beginner-level job that doesn’t require any special skills.

Does the Shovel Make a Difference?

For a few reasons explained in the post, a good shovel is worth the very minimal investment of about $25.

The Asphalt Driveway Paving Scam

A quick story on how I almost became a victim of what appears to be a common asphalt paving scam.

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Vinyl Lattice – Install and forget

Vinyl Lattice is an excellent way to improve your deck, porch or garden aesthetics in a maintenance-free way. The installation differs from wood lattice in a few important ways.