Garden

Projects, tips and ideas for your garden with ways to grow vegetables and plants in raised garden beds, containers and in the ground.

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  • How to Start a Garden

    Create an attractive planting bed for growing flowers, fruits or vegetables with this simple, eight-step process that takes you from planning…

  • Build a Garden Storage Box

    Build this simple storage cabinet right in your garden. It's an attractive feature and keeps small garden tools dry and close at hand. Build it…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Container Gardening Tips

    The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick shares hints and tips for container gardening to ensure you have beautiful, healthy potted plants.

  • Affordable Garden Path Ideas

    Instead of an expensive, labor-intensive formal path, save money and time with one of these casual paths. They'll blend in better, and will look…

  • Build a Garden Archway

    You can make this garden trellis from just $25 of steel rebar. And you won’t have to weld a thing. We’ll show you how to bend the arches and…

  • Build a Garden Arch

    This classic garden arch has just six parts and can be built in less than a day. Create a gateway, frame a walkway in a hedge, or make it part…

  • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening Tips

    Getting a healthy and beautiful lawn and garden isn't rocket science, but it does take time, patience and the right information. We asked…

  • How to Build a Garden Arbor

    You can build this stylish, arched garden arbor with a swing in only a couple of days—it’s way easier than it looks.

  • Finding the Best Garden Hose

    Don’t believe what you read on the garden hose labels. Here’s how to really tell which gardens hoses are kink-free.

  • How to Renew Your Garden Tool Handles

    Restore your garden tool handles to like new condition. Following this tip will make your tools look great and last forever.

  • How to Build a Shed: 2011 Garden Shed

    Below, in Additional Information, is the Materials List and Construction Drawings for the Garden Shed, July/August 2011. These are pdf files…