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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 Bury Underground Cable

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

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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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...

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How to Build a Patio Chair

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


Planting Succulents in Recycled Glass Jars

Glass yogurt jars are perfect to use as succulent pots, and they make great DIY gifts!


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How to Build an Easy DIY Swing Set

The swing set in the backyard is an indelible childhood memory for many of us. This sturdy and easy-to-assemble swing...


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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How to Amend Soil for a Nutrient-Rich Garden

Here's how to amend your soil's texture, pH and nutrients to maximize garden growth.


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Good Bugs For Your Garden

Among the hundreds of thousands of bug species, some are really beneficial for your yard. Discover the good bugs for...


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...


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Gardening Tips for Brown Thumbs

So you think you can't grow anything? Here are 10 common excuses — and how to turn them into successes.

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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...


How to Build a Covered Sandbox

Build this sandbox for your little sand-loving kids. The detailed plan includes hinged doors as a cover, to help keep...


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Top 10 Tree Diseases (And What to Do About Them)

Trees contribute mightily to a landscape's value, so it's important to keep them healthy. Here's how to deal with 10...


How to Build a DIY Tree Swing

Looking for an easy kids' swing to add to a tree in your yard? All you need is some rope,...


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Not the Greenest of Thumbs? Here’s How to Pick the Best Fake Plants

You want to add some greenery to your home but don't have much of a green thumb. If this sounds...


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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Balcony

Tempt hummingbirds to your balcony with flashy flowers and a trio of tricks.


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3 Ways to Preserve Your Garden Goodies

Don’t toss your harvest at the end of the season. Use these methods to make it last.


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How to Build a Kids Climbing Wall

Kids got you climbing the walls? Get them climbing this wall! Cure your family's cabin fever with this easy-to-build climbing...

How to Build a Compost Bin

This 'log cabin' bin will keep your compost pile from becoming an eyesore. These compost bin plans will give you...


How to Build a Backyard Swing

Easy enough for a beginner, comfortable enough for a perch


10 Worst Garden Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

They may be cute, but birds and mammals can wreak havoc in your garden. Here are some of the most...


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Sprinkler Repair: How to Unclog Sprinklers

Remove mineral deposits from lawn sprinklers quickly and easily.


Restore a Weedy & Patchy Lawn

Work a little, water a lot — then enjoy!


How to Keep Grass Green and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

How to maintain a good-looking lawn with less time and effort