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  1. Construct a Raised Garden Bed

    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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Sod vs. Seed

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    Can't decide whether to use sod or seed? If you're trying to green up a shady part of your lawn, seed is probably the way to go. Here's why.

  2. How to Fertilize Your Lawn

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    Fertilize your lawn the right way or your grass will be more susceptible to disease than it would be if you don’t do anything. Here’s how to save money, get greener grass and fewer weeds by avoiding the top four fertilizing mistakes.

  3. Mulch Guide

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    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.

  4. Bush Pruning Tips for Healthier Bushes

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    Regularly pruning bushes and shrubs can make the difference between a ragged, scraggly garden and an attractive, lush showplace. These tips will guide you through the basics.

  5. Landscape Edging

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

  6. How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger

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    We'll show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base, compacted base material and good drainage. The masonry wall looks great from the front, too, and will enhance the look of your yard.

  7. How to Plant a Tree

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    The key to a thriving, beautiful, mature tree is knowing what you’re doing on planting day. It’s all about selecting the best tree, digging the hole the right way, handling the tree properly and placing it in the right location. Here are 10 of the best tips for planting and caring for your new tree ...

  8. DIY Garden Cart

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    This DIY garden cart carries more than a wheelbarrow, easier to load and carries larger loads. We’ll show you how to build it in just a handful of steps.

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