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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 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 Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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Why Are There Mushrooms In My Lawn?

Find out why there are mushrooms in your grass and how to treat them.


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What Are Fairy Rings and Why Are They in My Grass?

Learn how to recognize and eliminate those pesky fairy rings.

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How to Save Your Grass From Summer Heat

Summer heat can wreak havoc on your lawn. Here's how to keep your grass growing and healthy in the long...


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How to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn

Lawn weed control: Six strategies to eliminate invasive weeds from your lawn and keep them from creeping back in.


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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12 Most Common Kinds of Weeds (and How to Remove Them)

Grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn...

How to Build a Compost Bin

This 'log cabin' bin will keep your compost pile from becoming an eyesore. These compost bin plans will give you...


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Sprinkler Repair: How to Unclog Sprinklers

Remove mineral deposits from lawn sprinklers quickly and easily.


Restore a Weedy & Patchy Lawn

Work a little, water a lot — then enjoy!


How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door

How to Install an Outdoor Faucet

Stop lugging around that hose


How to Loosen Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Torches, screw extractors, oil and other tricks to help you free stuck fasteners. These tips work on any fasteners in...


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How to Get Rid of Thistle for Good

Learn how to get rid of thistle in the lawn and garden for good — with organic and standard methods.


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How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging

Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the...


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


14 Tips for Dealing with Leaves Like a Pro

Take a few minutes to read the following tips for how to get rid of leaves to save yourself hours...


Outdoor Storage Locker

Buy this PDF & Cut List

A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief...


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button

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Lawns: How to Reseed

How to kill off the old grass and seed a healthy new lawn


How to Build Cornhole Boards

Looking for a reason to get out of the house and play some lawn games? This classic backyard game is...


The Best Garden and Lawn Edging Ideas & Tips

Three simple, attractive, low-maintenance garden and lawn edging ideas to inspire.


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If My Lawn Turns Brown this Summer, What are the Best Ways to Make it Look Green Again Soon?

Why does grass turn brown in the summer? We'll show you some common causes of brown spots and dying grass,...


How to Fertilize Your Lawn

Avoid the top 4 lawn fertilizer blunders


Lawn Mower Won’t Start

Learn the reasons why a lawn mower won't start after winter or during peak season, and how to fix those...