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How to Replace the Wheels on a Craftsman Rider Mower?

Wheels on a Craftsman riding mower--also known as a lawn tractor--can be removed for repairs, or replacement. Rot and corrosion can require the wheels to be changed-out, and sealing punctures can require the wheels to be removed, fixed and then replaced.

Uses of Razor Wire

Razor wire in concertina formation.razor wire #1 image by Aaron Kohr from Fotolia.comWhile razor wire is not technically as sharp as a razor, it can cut severely. What most people refer to as razor wire is a variation of the traditional barbed wire, commonly used to fence livestock. While...

Video: Garden Bed Landscaping Ideas

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Marci Degman, The Aspiring Gardener, and today we're going to talk about garden bed landscaping ideas. What I'd like to show you today is what I would call a mixed boarder, and what I'm looking at down here is the lowest level of the bed and what you want to do...

How to Build a Cement Stone Wall

Cement stone walls are common around gardens and other areas where fencing may be required. Using cement walls assures that it cannot be blown over or destroyed easily at all compared to wooden fencing. In order to build the cement stone wall, hard work and a nice, dry day are required.

How to Stop Tree Stump Regrowth on a Fence Line

If a tree stump starts to regrow along a fence line, it could destroy a section of fencing. In a bad situation, this could allow livestock to escape a property. If you don't plan on pulling the stump out of the ground, the best option is to rot the stump so it cannot regrow. While not a quick proces

How to Get Rid of Gas at Home

If you are shutting off the gas in your home and completely switching to electrical power (or wind and solar), ensure all of the gas is turned off. Several areas should be inspected to prevent gas leaks that can result in injuries or death. Fortunately, such preventative measures are simple.

Steps to Proper Lawn Care

Proper lawn care is an essential element of grass growth and overall lawn health. Like other plants, grasses require adequate watering and nutrients as well as optimal soil conditions. The first steps to proper lawn care begin far before the grass is planted and continue throughout the grass growin

Ideas for Partially Covered Decks

A roof on a deck provides protection from the elements. Although some decks are fully covered, many are only partially covered. The benefit of having a partially covered deck is that if you want full access to the sun, or a little less shelter, you can move your chair to suit your comfort.

Why Are There No Flowers on My Gladioli?

A gladiola is a member of the Iridaceae family of flowers. There are more than 260 species of these flowers, also known as sword lilies and corn lilies. Gladioli bloom in a wide array of colors, including pink, purple, yellow and orange, which make a bright statement landscapes. Although this is an

Garden Fountains - Variety to Fit Any Style

Garden fountains can add a wonderful element to your garden.Whether it's the soothing sound of moving water or the sight of water rolling down a tiered fountain, everyone can enjoy a fountain.Here is a look at several types of fountains.

How to Correct a Scalped Lawn

If your lawn contains yellow or brown patches where green grass used to grow you've likely scalped the grass. Scalped lawns remove too much of the healthy blade and expose the turf crown. Not only do scalped lawns look unsightly, but also they can die if not properly taken care of. Although zoysia a

Decorations for a Rock Garden

Outdoor decor and ornamentation add interest to rock gardens, accenting the hardy plants that can grow in a rocky environment. Keep the whole design in mind, choosing items that fit well together and don't detract from the natural beauty of the plants or stones. Use items made from stone or other na

How to Get Rid of Ferns

More than 10,000 species of ferns grow throughout the world. Many of these seedless, vascular plants are used as outdoor and indoor plants for decorative and even air purification reasons. Some species of ferns, however, are invasive. Whether you have intentionally planted a fern or it is a non-nati

How to Build a Freestanding Patio

A mortar-free patio on a flexible foundation turns part of your yard into a place to hold your next outdoor party. Using materials available at the home store, and requiring only basic DIY skills, this project is accessible for most home owners. Make things even easier by outlining a patio that does

Choosing the Right Type of Grass for Your Yard

Determining the right variety of grass for your yard depends on three factors: where you live, who you are and how you live. Keep these in mind when choosing the right kind of grass for your yard and you will enjoy your lawn for many years.

Landscaping Ideas That Are Anti-Deer

Avoid planting deer favorites like roses.deer image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.comDeer are notorious for foraging in gardens and lawns in the late fall and early spring. They venture into hunter-free suburbs or onto quiet farms looking for plants, flowers and shrubs. And when they...