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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 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also known as “boles.” This idea presented design possibilities for both woodworking and lighting, which combine in these decorative path lights.

How to Build Custom Composite Benches

Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.


Homemade Suet Recipes and Suet Feeding Tips for Birds

We've got the best suet recipes and tips for feeding suet to backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds...


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How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.


How to Clean Trex Decking

You probably love your Trex decking because it's durable and low-maintenance. But you still have to clean it occasionally to...

How to Pressure Wash a Deck

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


50 DIY Treehouses Made From Reclaimed Materials

DIY treehouses have been a staple of childhood backyards for decades—and now they're becoming popular getaways for adults, too. Be...

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How to Make a Bee Watering Station With a Bowl of Marbles

This bee waterer will make your backyard an oasis for hardworking pollinators. It's easy to DIY, too.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


Terrarium Twist: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter Table

Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.


How To Make a Natural Woodland Path

Build a low maintenance, low impact, inviting path to the lake, utilizing on-site materials.

Homeowner’s Guide To Next Generation Grills

If your looking to up your grilling game beyond a basic gas or charcoal grill, here are three new evolutions...


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How To Clean and Maintain All Kinds of Patio Furniture

Whether your patio furniture is made of metal, wood or plastic, keep it in top form with these tips for...


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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


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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How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven

An outdoor pizza oven is a major undertaking that results in a beautiful backyard showpiece. Here are the basics of...

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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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

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



8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had...


One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond

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If you can build a box, you can do it!


Retread & Grow: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Hanging Planter

Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

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


How to Build a Treated-Wood Retaining Wall

No heavy timbers—build this sturdy retaining wall with lightweight, off-the-shelf treated lumber


How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall

Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic

The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...