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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 a Pond & Fountain in One Day

Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain


Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours


Garage Storage Project: Shovel Rack

Keep your long-handle yard tool up and out of the way.


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How to Make Your Lawn Mower Last Longer

Tune up your lawn mower in 5 simple steps.


Schoolhouse Storage Shed

If you've got big storage needs and are looking for style, this is the shed for you.


How to Build a Garden Path

This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime


How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.


How to Build a Water Garden Stream

How to build a pond and waterfall using preformed shells.

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


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon


Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


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How to Reseed a Lawn

If your lawn is weedy or your grass is in poor shape, establish a healthy new lawn by starting over....


Homemade Tool Caddy

How to create a simple tool caddy for your garage or shed.


Drip Irrigation for Vegetables

Learn how to get stress-free vegetable garden irrigation.


How to Choose a Pond Pump

To help you size a pond pump, measure how high the water needs to be lifted.

Garage Organization: Finding Space on High

How to store stuff high in your garage.


Entrance Gates: Replacement Tips

How to create a sturdy gate for your fence.


Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!


Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...