Lawn and Garden

Yard and lawn care is an important part of maintaining a home. Learn about landscaping and get yard tips and advice from the experts at HowStuffWorks.


We can find cork in just about any wine bottle. Have you ever wondered where the cork comes from and how is the cork made into a bottle stopper? Find out the answer to those questions in this article from HowStuffWorks.

Dursban is a chemical that is widely used in the agricultural industry to help keep pests away from crops. Find out how the pesticide Dursban works with the help of this article.

Every year, there comes a time to pull out the oscillating sprinklers. Ever wonder just what makes an oscillating sprinkler oscillate? Find out!

In built-in lawn sprinkling systems, there is a device called an anti-siphon valve. What is it for and how does it work? Find out what this part of an irrigation system does with the help of this article.

What is fertilizer and why do plants need it? What do the three numbers on most bags of fertilizer mean?

Mowing your lawn is a chore that has to be done by many homeowners to keep up the curb appeal of their home. But what is the most efficient way to mow your yard? Find out with the help of this article.

Roundup is a chemical used to kill weeds in yards. Is it toxic to people like it is to plants? Find out the answer to this question and learn how Roundup works with the help of this article.