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5 Ways to Clean Your Charcoal Grill

Keep your charcoal grill in top form by knowing a variety of ways to clean it.


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


Top Tips for Arranging Indoor Plants

Once you know how to arrange indoor plants, you'll see how they can bring life and joy to every room...


How to Save a Houseplant on the Brink

Rescue your indoor plants from these common ailments and go for a new lease on life. Use these tips to...


Heavy Lifting

Lift heavy stuff without breaking your back


A Guide to Getting the Most From Your Air Compressor

Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most from your compressor, and and...


Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks...


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

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

How to Build a Retaining Wall That Will Last

Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid...


How to Install an Outdoor Faucet

Stop lugging around that hose


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Turn Your Fall Leaves into Free Mulch and Compost

Use fall leaves to improve soil, make free mulch and expand your garden beds.


How to Apply Behr Quick Dry Oil Base Wood Finish

Refinishing your deck doesn’t have to take several days if you use a product like Behr Premium® Transparent Quick Dry...


How to Buy Deck Lumber

10 things you need to know about how to buy the good stuff


How to Loosen Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Torches, screw extractors, oil and other tricks to help you free stuck fasteners. These tips work on any fasteners in...


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


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How to Turn a Gourd into a Birdhouse

Gourds are a fall staple, and you can add one to your backyard by turning it into a birdhouse.

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How to Get Rid of Thistle for Good

Learn how to get rid of thistle in the lawn and garden for good — with organic and standard methods.


Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting

Enjoy the beauty of your landscape (and sure footing) after sunset with low voltage lighting. We'll show you how to...


How to Make a Fairy Garden

How to Make a Fairy Garden


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How to Calculate Trex Decking Cost for Your Project

Estimate Trex decking cost and decking cost per square foot. Compare Trex vs pressure-treated wood decks. Learn factors that increase...


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How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging

Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the...

How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot

Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts.


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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

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Learn how to make a picnic table you can build...



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How to Transition Flower Pots From Summer to Fall

Follow these expert tips to keep your flower pots vibrant as summer changes to fall.