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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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Three Ways to Build a Campfire

Here's how to light a roaring campfire on the first try, then put it out when you're done.

How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...


How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.

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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


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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Best Outdoor Pizza Oven Tips and Techniques

There's a learning curve when you begin to use an outdoor pizza oven. But, you'll get the hang of it...


How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

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


Raising Patio Pavers

Remove and reset pavers with this easy four-step method.

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


10 Best Curb Appeal Before and After Makeovers

Give your home a curb appeal makeover and get your neighbors thinking someone else moved in.


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.


How to Resod Grass: Replace Dead Grass Patches

Re-sod a bad spot in your lawn in minutes

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 Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

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


How to Build a Privacy Fence

Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.


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.


How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

This wooden privacy screen works as a fence-like barrier between your patio or deck and your neighbors.


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 an Umbrella Table

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This woodworking project will give you an umbrella table that...


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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


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How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing