Landscaping

Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping and equipment.

How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before winter freeze-up. If you have an air compressor you can do the job yourself and save the hefty service fee.

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  • Landscape Edging

    Hate the look of plastic landscape edging? For a more informal, natural border around planted areas, try trench edging and mulch borders.

  • Use Pins and Staples to Prevent Gaps in Your Garden's Landscape Fabric

    Sections of landscape fabric often pull apart after winter or heavy rainfall, allowing weeds to grow. Landscape fabric staples will hold the…

  • 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.

  • Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways

    Give the front of your home curb appeal by adding a trellis, arbor and low wall. These projects are all low-cost and easy enough to do yourself.…

  • Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

    Building brick paths and stone walls creates a magical landscape. It's also hard work. These tips will help you work smarter and faster and…

  • Best Way to Control Weeds

    Reduce that tiresome weeding chore with a thick layer of organic mulch or a high quality landscape fabric. Both are easy to apply and…

  • Mulch Guide

    Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens…

  • 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 Build a Rain Barrel

    This DIY rain barrel costs less than $100 and works just as well as the expensive one you can buy. Get complete how-to instructions and start…

  • Tree Pruning Techniques

    Here's how to prune your tree without taking a big swath of tree bark along with it. Safely remove midsized branches for a healthier, better…

  • Easy Lawn Care Tips

    Reduce yard chores and create a better lawn and gardens by following this expert advice, including establishing easy-mow borders and walks,…

  • Fall Leaves

    Learn different methods for dealing with the annual problem of fall leaves. Field Editors from around the country share their tips for fall…

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