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When To Stop Watering the Lawn in Fall

Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.

Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were...


10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


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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Best Zero Turn Lawn Mowers for 2020

Here are our picks for the top zero turn lawn mowers in six categories.


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What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


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Zero Turn Mower Buying Guide

A zero turn mower allows you to move faster and navigate impossibly tight turns. If you've got a demanding yard,...

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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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How Do I Repair Dry Grass?

Dry grass can test the patience of any homeowner. Identifying the cause and following these simple steps can make dead...


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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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This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it...


11 Tacky Lawn Ornaments That Need to Stay In Storage

These lawn ornaments had a good run. Some of them were even funny when they first came out. Now, it's...

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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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Stuff We Love: Yard Maintenance

Make some green while keeping it green with this lineup of pro yard tools from Ego.


11-Year-Old Mowing Lawns to Raise Money for Social Justice

Meet Jack, a young boy giving up the money from his summer job to support the Black Lives Matter movement.


Deals We Love: Lawn Care

Make your lawn care easy and enjoyable with this forward-thinking mower and classic self-propelled sprinkler.


5 Main Benefits of a Smart Sprinkler System

Want to help out your lawn, your wallet and the environment? Get a smart sprinkler controller.


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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.


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15 Best Lawn Care Products for 2020

Get your yard looking great with help from these top-rated lawn care products.


Best Lawn Edgers You Can Buy on Amazon

Whether you're going for a professionally-landscaped look or doing a quick clean-up before those summer graduation parties and backyard BBQs,...

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Ergonomic Household Products That Will Save Your Back

Use these 10 ergonomic tools to get more done in your home, garage and garden, while avoiding the painful aggravation...


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Home Gardening: Easier Weeding and Watering

These great tips will help you create an ideal, low-maintenance and beautiful outdoor living space.


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5 Ways to Keep Your Neighbor’s Weeds Out of Your Yard

Weeds can originate anywhere, but often they sprout close to home. Here are some ways to keep neighboring weeds from...


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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3 Ways to Reuse and Recycle Yard Waste

Enrich your lawn and garden with these economical, chemical-free greenscaping practices.


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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...