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Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were impressive. Here we take a look at 10 amazing outdoor projects readers completed during that time.

10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...

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What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


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.

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...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


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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.


10 Smart Google Home Devices to Automate Your Home

From switches and plugs to kitchen gadgets and lawn care products, say "Hey, Google!" to control these smart devices.

Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


How to Fertilize Your Lawn

Avoid the top 4 lawn fertilizer blunders


Here’s Why Dogs Kick Up Your Lawn After They Pee

Yes, there's a reason why the dog is scratching up your lawn!


50 Easter Egg Traditions You’ve Never Heard Of

Easter traditions have shifted through centuries and vary greatly from country to country. Here are some Easter egg traditions you've...

10 Earth Friendly Lawn Care Products to Buy

Grow and maintain a beautiful lawn without harming humans, pets or the environment.


Garage Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

Is your garage stuffed to the gills with stuff? You're not alone. Nearly everyone's garage can use some organizing and...


How to Clean Brick

Keep water stains from ruining your house's appearance



The Best Lawn Care Organization Tip

Keep your lawn care products straight with this fantastic organizing idea


Severe Weather Guide: How to tie big items down

You've probably seen the photos of plastic drinking straws driven into telephone poles during a hurricane. If high winds can...


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.


Home Care Myths Busted!

Experts weigh in on common myths and misunderstandings.

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