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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. Landscape Edging

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

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Build a Garden Bench

    Project

    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.

  2. 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.

  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 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.

  7. 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.

  8. How to Build a Cedar Potting Bench

    Project

    You don’t need any special woodworking skills to build this handy gardener’s bench in a weekend. We’ll show you everything you need to construct the bench, without having to hassle with complicated joints. And you can build it using basic carpentry tools. So make gardening easier and build this bench this weekend.

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