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  • Ten Handy Mowing Tips

    You can water and fertilize until the cows come home but still end up with a pasture if you do not mow properly. Here are some great tips to help make your yard the envy of the neighborhood

  • Top Ten Mower Safety Tips

    Even if you have been mowing injury-free for decades, we have some safety tips that you may have never thought of, tips to help you continue mowing injury-free for decades to come.

  • 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…