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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.

Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...


Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material

Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls

How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion

Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...