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    Buying a Place for Plants Shouldn’t Be a Pain in the Grass—Shop These Deals and Save on Greenh...

    No matter what space or budget you're working with, there's a greenhouse deal for you. Shop the 10 best, handpicked by our Sales Editor.

    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

    Amazon’s Affordable, Portable Greenhouse Protects Plants All Winter

    This wallet-friendly, highly-rated, portable greenhouse on Amazon will keep all of your plants safe from frost and furry...

    The 8 Best Ping Pong Tables for Your Home Game Room

    With these must-have tables, you can play ping pong just about anywhere.

    Can I Trim Bare Trees in the Winter?

    Many people are surprised to learn winter is a good time to prune bare trees — weather permitting, of course.

    How To Drain a Pool

    If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...

    How to Build a Shed: 2011 Garden Shed

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    Want to build this stellar storage shed? The full project plans are available for...

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    Make a Tiny Oasis in Your Backyard with the Coolaroo Shade Sail

    Here's an easy and inexpensive way to throw some shade in your yard or campsite.

    7 Unconventional Ideas for Greenhouses

    From old buses to recycled windows and pallets, these crafty DIYers thought outside the box when building their repurposed greenhouses.

    6 Best Glass Greenhouses

    Glass greenhouses add a classic, high-end look to your home, and their impressive light transmission provides the ideal environment for...

    Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

    We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...

    10 Best Plants To Grow in a Greenhouse

    If your growing season is short, try growing these warm-weather plants in your greenhouse.

    From the Beach to the Backyard, Take This Sunshade Everywhere You Go

    Beat the sun everywhere you go with this Family Handyman Approved portable sunshade.

    Greenhouses & Acreage

    The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...

    Random Things You Can Repurpose Into Little Free Libraries

    From wine barrels to filing cabinets, check out objects creative builders repurposed into Little Free Libraries.

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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.

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    Family Handyman Approved: Blue Sky Ridge Fire Pit

    There's no place I'd rather be on a warm summer night then relaxing with family and friends around a crackling...

    8 Best Solar Path Lights

    Functional and eco-friendly, here are the best solar path lights to help you find your way around at night.

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    Take Your Cookout on the Road with This Family Handyman Approved Portable Pellet Grill

    Take your passion for cooking nearly anywhere with this Family Handyman Approved portable pellet grill.

    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...

    How To Grow Radishes

    Radishes are easy to grow in the spring but did you know there are varieties of radishes you can grow...

    Buyer’s Guide To Outdoor Benches for Your Backyard

    A properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you...

    How to Build Custom Composite Benches

    Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.

    How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

    What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...

    Homemade Suet Recipes and Suet Feeding Tips for Birds

    We've got the best suet recipes and tips for feeding suet to backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds...

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    9 Gardening Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox

    Looking for a perfect gift for plant lovers? Gardening subscription boxes deliver seeds, indoor plants, flowers, tools and more to...

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    Tips for Adding Drainage To Your Retaining Wall

    Proper retaining wall drainage can be the difference between a sturdy wall and one that leans. Learn how to prevent...

    Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

    Our favorite seasoned adventurers recommend gift ideas big and small, including camp stoves, a jeweler's loupe and THE best travel...

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    What To Do With Outdoor Patio Furniture During Winter

    Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on outdoor furniture. We asked an expert for tips on what to do with...

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    How To Prepare a Boat Dock for Winter

    Have a boat dock you need to prepare for winter? Winterizing your dock varies depending on climate and dock type....

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    How To Winterize Outdoor Water Fountains

    Here are eight steps to winterizing your outdoor fountain so it can provide peaceful pleasure again next spring.