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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.

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...


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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....


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.


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What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?

5 DIY Pool Floaties Your Dog Will Love

If your dog is always whining to join you in the water, why not make them a DIY pool floatie...


Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.


10 Must-Have Products to Make Fall Yard Work a Breeze

Fall yard work doesn't have to be strenuous!


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...

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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...


50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door


Outdoor Storage Locker

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A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big...

Garden Closet Storage Project

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This compact outdoor closet fits in a small yard and...


How to Build a Backyard Beverage Stand That Doubles as a Lawn Ornament

Take your backyard beverages to the next level with this super-simple DIY drink stand.


10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


Severe Weather Guide: How to tie big items down

You've probably seen the photos of plastic drinking straws driven into telephone poles during a hurricane. If high winds can...


How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight