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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 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 engine repair is all about a clean carburetor.

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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

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


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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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

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


Outdoor Storage Locker

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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


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...

Electric Lawn Mower Reviews: Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Which cordless lawn mower should you buy?


How to Know When You Need a New Lawn Mower

A carbon-coated spark plug can make for hard starting, and so can old gas or a plugged carburetor. All are...


How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower

Keep your mower running smoothly and efficiently.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...

How to Get Nonslip Mower Treads

Retread old, bald lawn mower tires with a knobby bicycle tire for extra traction on hilly terrain.


Make Classic Copper Plant Markers

See how to make classic plant markers


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.



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How to Make Your Lawn Mower Last Longer

Tune up your lawn mower in 5 simple steps.