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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 a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.

Caulk Tube Bulb Driver

Try this great trick for unscrewing a tough-to-reach light bulb.


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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

Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall

Put a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. We'll show you how to build a pond waterfall...

How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade.


Tips for Easier Gardening

Love to garden but short on time? Here are some tips that will help you plant, water and weed more...


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How to Build a Garden Bench

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Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how...


Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.

Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck

Plans for a rectangular reflecting pond with ground-level boardwalk.