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

  1. How to Build a Garden Bench

    Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Construct a Raised Garden Bed

    Project

    Build a raised garden bed from natural rough-cut stone that blends perfectly into the landscape. Using standard tools and a diamond-grit circular saw blade you can build this project in two weekends.

  2. Composting Tips

    Project

    Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to 6 weeks.

  3. Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

    Project

    Control aggressive plants that have spreading root systems with a simple plastic container.

  4. Mulch Guide

    Project

    Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens look more attractive. And more, it's inexpensive and easy to apply.

  5. Garden Closet Storage Project

    Project

    This outdoor shed/closet is small, but compact. It'll hold most of your gardening and lawn care tools and supplies and keep them close at hand and well organized.

  6. How to Clean a Bird Bath

    Project

    Dirty bird baths can become unpleasant for both birds and humans. Here's how to get rid of the slimy gunk and clean up your birds' bathing and watering hole.

  7. How to Build a Rain Garden in Your Yard

    Project

    Nurture the land in your yard and protect the environment by channeling rain water and runoff from gutters into a rain garden planted with deep-rooted, colorful native plants.

  8. Build a Garden Storage Box

    Project

    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 from a single 8-ft. 1x12.

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