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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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Patio Table Stump

Landscaping Around Eyesores Got You Stumped?

Sometimes, your budget may hold you back from making major changes in your landscaping. You’ve got to look for ways to create an attractive outdoor environment while saving money. Unfortunately, extreme couponing won’t help you pay for stump removal. ...

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Green Works Reverse Graffiti Gallery

Green Works Reverse Graffiti Gallery

It’s that time of year when we all trudge outdoors during the first sunshine filled weekend of spring and take on the chore of cleaning up the aftermath that winter left behind. And while we’ll all certainly be on our hands and knees pulling weeds, or on ladders trimming trees…we can’t forget about ...

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How To Build A Firepit

Create Your Own Backyard Firepit

The caveman instinct within us comes alive when we cuddle up to an outdoor fire. That need for warmth, a way to cook our food and a hot blaze to light up the night. It’s a comfort that we all instinctively crave....

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Walkway & Pathway Garden Ideas

Walk This Way! Pathways to Add Interest to Your Garden

A beautiful garden path is an attraction in its own right, but pathways can serve many purposes in your yard. They invite you and your guests to stroll through the garden, admiring the plants and landscape. ...

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Step By Step Pond Construction

Toss a Penny in the Pond

Actually, these homeowners tossed 3 million pennies in their pond to make their landscaping dream come true. Thirty grand isn’t a bad price for a water feature of this size and complexity. Here’s a blow by blow of the entire landscaping project....

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3D Landscape Design

YardBusters! Featured Yard: Arnold Design

One of the great things about being a YardShare member is that you get to see examples of model yards created by professional yard designers. It is fun working with graph paper and a mechanical pencil to draw up a layout the old fashioned way; but the 3D imaging software the pros use is pretty cool!...

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Patio on a Budget

Achieve Patio Perfection On A Budget

Vonnie from Texas has the right idea when it comes to creating a private patio space that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Planning an affordable outdoor living space requires looking beyond the initial stages and having an idea of how things can look once you’ve added all the embellishments. ...

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Passion Flower

The Not-So-Subtle Tropical Plant

Tropical plants are prized for their lush foliage, brilliant flowers and bold, exotic appearance. Typically grown outdoors where winters are mild and humidity is high, their ideal climate and growing conditions can be duplicated almost anywhere by moving them inside near a......

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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 “scary”. It’s littered with rotting wood and broken stone....

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fire pit design ideas

Fire Pit Design Tips From The Masters

Building a backyard fire pit is a favorite DIY project. You dig a hole, put some bricks and sand in the bottom, and install a decorative pit border with some rocks or bricks. Sounds simple, right?...

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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 it’s been strategically lit....

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Barbecue Time! Coke-Brined Chicken

Looking for a tasty twist to traditional barbecued chicken? Hit the soda aisle of your grocery store. This cola-tinged twist has become a summertime favorite at our house. It’s perfect for a cookout, with a few unusual techniques that will have your guests crowding around the grill as it cooks and t...

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putting green in backyard

If Jack Nicklaus Landscaped Your Yard...

You’d have a golf course. Or, at least you’d have a putting green. Maybe just a mini golf course? If you’ve got a real tee time addiction, even just a coffee can buried in the ground might do....

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potted plants on the front porch

The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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