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Green Solution: Rubber Mulch

Carter Oosterhouse shares green-building ideas for backyard makeovers, including rubber mulch.

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Photo 3 of 3Turn bare areas into lawn by adding new sod.

Laying Sod(3 of 3)

You can instantly improve bare areas in a lawn by adding new sod. When laying sod squares, be sure to stagger each row. This allows the sod to grow better, ensuring a firmer and tighter hold.