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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 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 Prune Lavender

Fragrant, flowering lavender is a garden favorite. Keep your plants robust and long-lasting with our guide on how to prune...


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Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...


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What to Know About Tree Swings

A symbol of carefree play, tree swings can be dangerous if not installed properly. Add a fun, safe tree swing...


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Innovative and Safe Sidewalk Salt Alternatives

Clearing ice from your sidewalk is important for your safety and that of others. Salt is one way, but there...

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Where to Store Your RV for the Winter

If you want to store your camper for the winter, you've got a few options, from simple and cheap to...


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What to Know About RV Water Filters

If you own an RV with a water system, understanding RV water filters and how they work is vital. Learn...

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How to Use a Charcoal Grill for the First Time

Want to take advantage of the summer weather and do some outdoor cooking? Learn how to use a charcoal grill...


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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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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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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.

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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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How to Harvest Rhubarb the Right Way (Hint: Don’t Cut It!)

Don't cut those rhubarb stalks! Here's why it's a bad idea, and how to harvest rhubarb the right way.


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How to Choose Composite Decking

Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of seven key issues, among them budget, sunlight, moisture, building codes...

How to Dry and Store Garden Herbs

Stock your pantry with home-dried herbs and save money at the grocery store. Here's how.


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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.

How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers.


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How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

We designed this shed with money saving in mind. Even the dimensions are designed to make the most efficient use...


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How to Grow Hops

Growing hops rewards homebrewers and gardeners. Use these tips for buying, planting and nurturing this fast-growing vine.


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


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10 Common Plant Diseases (and How to Treat Them)

Plant diseases are a fact of life for gardeners. Learn how to deal with the most common plant ailments and...


How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.


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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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How to Tell If Your Plants Need More Sun

It's more show than tell with indoor and outdoor plants. Learn the signs of too little light so you can...


How to Build a Patio Chair

The ultimate easy chair: Easy to build, easy to tote, easy to set up and store.