Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan

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Top Five Questions About Buying a Gas Grill

A gas or propane grill can be a big investment. And these days there are so many models and features to consider, it can be hard to know if you’re getting the right grill for your needs. Here are the answers to the top five gas grill questions customers ask us at The Home Depot. […]
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How to Make a PVC Flag Pole and Custom Flag for Tailgating

  Give your tailgating camp a true mark of distinction—and make sure your friends can find you as they file into the party—with this do-it-yourself PVC flag pole and custom flag. We made a stencil with our very own logo using a simple computer printout. You can get crafty customizing your own tailgating logo—so let […]
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American Flag Centerpiece

This brick flag centerpiece transforms a modest but sturdy building material into a fun and quirky bit of Americana. With its rough brick edges against pretty flower petals, it is a surprise on a serving table. And this DIY centerpiece is simple enough to put together on the day of the party. Here’s what you’ll […]
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Turn an Old Suitcase into a Tea Party Set Holder

One of my earliest childhood memories is of holding tea parties. When it was teatime, I would drag all my stuffed animals and dolls down two huge flights of carpeted stairs from my room to the front lawn. I remember placing  my plush little friends in a circle, then pouring what I’m sure was a […]
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Spring Garden Project: How to Make Compost

The secret to a healthy garden is right in your trash. Composting your organic waste keeps it out of your local landfill, and it creates a nutrient-rich humus that boosts the fertility of your soil naturally. Composting is easy, too. If you’ve never had a compost bin before, you might be surprised at how much […]
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Spring Garden Project: Mailbox Garden and Makeover

Curb appeal doesn’t start with a brightly painted front door or perfectly trimmed hedges. The first impression of your home’s personality is the often-overlooked mailbox. Giving yours this cheerful makeover will set you back less than $50, but will make a big first impression. In addition to planting a ring of flowers, we upgraded the […]
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Spring Garden Project: Raised Garden Bed

When you grow veggies yourself, they just taste better. Creating a raised garden bed is an almost foolproof way to do it, since it takes the problem of dry, rocky or nutrient-void soil out of the equation. The raised bed project is also great for its adaptability. A novice can pick up a kit and […]
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Spring Garden Project: Create a Container Garden

Creating a container garden is a quick weekend project that provides lots of visual pay-off. Choosing the plant combinations is a fun, creative trip to The Home Depot and the project is easy to pull off in an afternoon (really!). Follow these step-by-step instructions to create these gorgeous containers that truly transform a patio. Also, […]
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DIY Project: Space-Saving Herb Garden

Vertical Gardening has been quite the trend in the last few years. From salad gardens built on hanging wooden planks to the inventive use of hanging shoe organizers. And why not? It is the classic cook’s conundrum: You want to have fresh herbs at arm’s reach, but you haven’t got the space for an entire herb garden—or you live in an […]
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