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Building a Small Deck

Building a Small Deck General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner with a large carpentry project: rebuilding a small exterior deck. They start by removing the existing deck, which has rotted and become unstable. Together, they build a new deck, including stairs and...Read More

How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick

How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Shopping List for How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick: - Clay pavers (severe-weather-rated bricks) Get enough to line your bed, plus 10 percent. - Paver base Get enough to build a 2- to 3-inch base. (A standard 0.5-cubic-foot bag covers 6 square...Read More

How to Rejuvenate a Lawn

How to Rejuvenate a Lawn Shopping List for How to Rejuvenate a Lawn: - Compost - Soil test kit - Grass seed Tools for How to Rejuvenate a Lawn: - Lawn mower - De-thatcher - Leaf rake - Core aerator - Broadcast spreader - Shovel - Wheelbarrow

How To Revive a Brown Lawn

How To Revive a Brown Lawn Shopping List for Reviving a Brown Lawn: - type 12-24-11 starter fertilizer, used to promote root growth - grass seed, used to create new lawn - compost, for enriching the grass seed Tools for Reviving a Brown Lawn: - garden rake -...Read More

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets Shopping List for How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: - spray-on degreaser or household cleanser used to clean the doors before applying the primer coat - clean cotton rags, for wiping doors clean - 100- and 120-grit sandpaper, for power-sanding and...Read More