Landscaping Projects & Advice

Put your outdoor tools to work creating a landscape you’ll love with tips from our pros.

Curb appeal —making your home attractive at first glance—is a source of pride for many homeowners. Are you doing all you can to maximize your home’s curb appeal? Here are a few tips for trimming and edging, creating lawn patterns, and enhancing appeal with landscape plantings.
By BlackAndDecker

Landscape beds dress up a plain, green yard and provide supple ground for growing perennials, annuals, vegetables, or whatever greenscape you choose to plant. Use your imagination! The shape, size, and location of a landscape bed is really up to you. In the project shown here, you’ll learn how to create a landscape bed with curved edges by using a garden hose to outline the bed shape before you break ground. This bed features plastic edging, which is installed before amending soil.
By BlackAndDecker

Mulch is the dressing on a landscape bed, but its benefits run deeper than surface appeal. Mulch protects plant and tree roots, prevents soil erosion, discourages weed growth, and helps the ground retain moisture. No matter what type of mulch you choose, application technique is critical. Follow these easy steps for mulching this Spring for a healthier landscape all year!
By BlackAndDecker

A firepit is a backyard focal point and gathering spot. The one featured here is constructed around a metal liner, which will keep the fire pit walls from overheating and cracking if cooled suddenly by rain or a bucket of water. The liner here is a section of 36-inch-diameter corrugated culvert pipe. Check local codes for stipulations on pit area size. Many codes require a 20-foot-diameter pit area.
By BlackAndDecker

I created a five-level butterfly garden with pond and rain barrel to provide Monarchs a place to rest and get energy on their annual migration trip to Mexico.
By BlackAndDecker

I used recycled wine and beer bottles to make a dragon that appears to swim through my lawn. The mortar had to be VERY thick.
By BlackAndDecker

The owners manual indicates if the blade isn't moving quickly to lubricate, but the manual does not say what to lubricate with
By Hesbia

I have a gh700 grasshog that spits out the trim emptyes out the spool in about ten minutes after I replace the old spool with a new one. I was looking for help in trying to remedy this problem.
By jeezdad

Once the battery pack has been used several times, how long should I allow to recharge it? It runs out of power in about 45 min to an hour and did not recharge in 2 hours. After about 20 hrs, the hedge trimmer ran again with the rechaarged battery. but was slow and only held the charge for about 30 minutes. What should I expect?
By beverlysimons44

I bought this trimmer last summer, in the beginning the battery would last for about an hour, now it lasts for about a half hour, is the battery the problem,shouldnt it last longer?
By copper1

How long do new 18v batteried need to charged before first us ?
By jeffrya

I can't find the charger for it? Can some one help me?
thank you
By Longtimers3

I have an older model weedwacker, and I cannot get it open to replace the plastic wire.
By Lisa Ann

I bought the small B&D portable battery chain saw, but when I charge it it will only hold for about 10 minutes of med to heavy cutting - barely!
By stevieman7

I bought the display model new without an owner's manual.
By nawalins

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