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    This Rechargeable Hand Warmer has 14,000 Amazon Ratings—Here’s Why We Love it

    Kiss chilly hands goodbye with this toasty little gadget that keeps your hands warm all winter long.

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    When To Stop Watering the Lawn in Fall

    Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.


    What is Heat Lightning … and Is It Dangerous?

    Ever seen flashes in the sky on a hot day you can't quite explain? You might be witnessing what some...


    5 Best Digging Shovels of 2021

    Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2021 no matter what kind of digging you have...


    Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

    We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were...

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    We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

    If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


    How to Pressure Wash a Deck

    Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.

    7 Best Generators for Powering Your RV

    Choosing the right RV generator matters. Here are our recommendations based on power output, noise level and quality.


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    What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

    Often hard to detected, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.


    10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

    Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


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    10 Best Plants for Rock Gardens

    These 10 plants work well in rock gardens in just about any climate and can add beauty and interest to...

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    10 Ways to Throw a Greener BBQ This Summer

    Make your picnic or BBQ a greener affair with these ingenious products for an eco-friendly outdoor gathering.


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    What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain

    Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.


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    These 8 Houseplants Are Worth a Lot of Money!

    If you have one or more of these houseplants, you might be sitting on some extra cash, as cuttings and...


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    Essential Indoor Gardening Tools

    Whether you have just a few pots or a house plant jungle, you'll need some essential indoor gardening tools to...


    5 Wayfair Memorial Day Sale Finds for Home and Yard

    Get ready to shop! You can save on indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, decor, storage and more with the Wayfair...

    How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

    Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


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    Tips for Renting an RV

    RV trips can be memorable. But do your research before climbing behind the wheel of what's probably the largest vehicle...


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    What to Know About Hay Bale Gardening

    First things first: Hay bale gardening bales are most often made of straw. They're a smart, economical version of container...


    The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

    Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...


    Create a Backyard Oasis

    With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never...


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    Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

    Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


    How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

    Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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    How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

    These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...

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    How to Prune Lavender

    Fragrant, flowering lavender is a garden favorite. Keep your plants robust and long-lasting with our guide on how to prune...


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    20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

    These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


    13 DIY Projects Your Whole Family Can Do Together

    Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put...


    10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

    Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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    8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Hummingbird Nectar

    To attract Mother Nature's version of the hovercraft and keep them coming back, avoid these common mistakes with hummingbird nectar...


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    10 Outdoor Wall Art Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

    From wall planters to large metal sun+moon signs, these outdoor wall art ideas will have you spending more time outside.