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CMT's Lawn Wars Reality TV Contest

Make Your Yard A Reality TV Star!

Ever watched one of those reality landscaping shows and thought, "My yard is waaaay better than their yard."? Here is your chance to prove it! Country Music Television is looking for homeowners with fantastic, fun, creative yards in America for the new series Lawn Wars....

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Video - July Watering

Video: July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

Mitch Baker of American Plant Garden Center offers tips and ideas for watering your garden, lawn and trees in the hot summer months....

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The Perfect Lawn

How To Water Your Lawn For The Best Results

Much stress is placed on our water systems during warm summer months. Many homeowners who water their lawns use as much as 80 percent more water during the summer than they do in cooler seasons. But the average homeowner often waters his lawn too frequently, too lightly and at the wrong time of day,...

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Front Yard Makeover

Postage Stamp Yard Makeover

We love taking a gander at what YardShare members do to turn a yucky yard into a lovely lawn. For some people, this takes years of hard work. But when you have a small plot and a lot of determination, you can make a night and day difference in a single season. Thatís what youíll see in this makeover...

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Landscaping A Big Front Porch

Landscaping A BIG Front Porch

Toni Capito in Clayton actually has a front porch, a back porch, and two side porches. This decking wraps around her house like fashionable wooden Ray-Bans. Pair a huge house with an enormous flat yard, and youíve got a project thatís going to take some extensive landscaping....

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Drawbridge Driveway

A Manís Home is His Castle Ė Medieval Landscaping

Sometimes, when the chips are down, all youíve got is the quarter acre plot of land you call home. If thatís the case, you may start feeling a bit protective about your little slice of property. Thatís the time to consider adding some medieval touches to your landscape design....

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Community Garden

Giving Back With Community Gardens

Having your own garden is a richly rewarding experience; but thereís something even more enjoyable about introducing your friends and neighbors to the joys of landscaping. In the true spirit of YardSharing, some of our members are involved in creating and maintaining community gardening areas....

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Little Yard of Horrors

Little Yard of Horrors

We see quite a few yards in need of a makeover here at YardShare, and this one is probably in the top 10. Owner George Graf describes his yard as downright ďscaryĒ. Itís littered with rotting wood and broken stone....

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Landscape Lighting

Good Landscape Lighting Makes a Night and Day Difference

Have you ever noticed that as we get older, soft lighting makes us look better? Well, the same often holds true for landscaping. Even the most luscious, green, and perfectly manicured yard is even more magical at night when itís been strategically lit....

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Garden Art

Art In The Garden

Many people like to share pictures of beautiful art work they have installed in their yards. We love it when they post examples here at YardShare. It gives us ideas for how we can spice up our own lawns or gardens. Lark from Wisconsin shared quite a few original pieces of artwork......

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Drainage Problems

Good Drainage Could Transform This Disaster Zone

New or neglected lawns can be a problem thatís easy to acknowledge but tough to fix. Sometimes the challenges are so great that homeowners feel helpless to make a difference. These folks want a well landscaped yard but donít know where to start....

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front yard flat

Plain & Flat Ė The Perfect Front Yard Canvas

Itís pretty common for participants here at YardShare to write in asking for help. Hereís an example of a Plain Jane yard posted by Crystal Hebert. The fact that itís not a sloping lawn is actually a good thing from one perspective. ...

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Grasses eliminate much grass cutting

Ornamental Grasses to the Rescue

Ornamental grasses are multi-task plants: they offer attractive foliage, flowers and seedpods; their beauty is heightened by sunlight and they dance with the wind; they require little maintenance; they provide almost year-round interest in the gardenóandóthey are problem solvers for less-than-ideal ...

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small yard

Take Your Yard From Tiny to Terrific

Are you self conscious about the size of your...yard? Having a limited lot isnít anything to be ashamed of. Lots of people have this issue and still manage to live happy and fulfilling landscaping lives....

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Divide and Conquer - Gardening With Bulbs, Part Two

When we last saw Our Gardening Hero, he was carefully noting the locations of clumps of crocuses, daffodils, and the like. He mapped them out in a way designed to show his children that this was not a treasure map, and then he went on to live his life....

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