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Check out our favorite ideas, projects, tips and tools for creating the ultimate backyard
Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping, lawn, and equipment.
Storing Your Lawn Mower for the Winter
Learn the correct way to store your lawn mower over the cold winter months. Gasoline...
13 Incredible Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools
Shoveling snow and scraping ice doesn't have to be a back-breaking chore. Snow removal tools...
12 Tips for Your Backyard Ice Rink
With a few days of work and a handful of materials, you can spend the...
16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman
Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers...
Reader Project: Backyard Stone Fireplace
It may look like the work of a veteran mason, but this backyard stone fireplace...
Clip-and-Snip Holiday Wreaths
Venture into your backyard to gather materials for these fresh and easy-to-make wreaths. It's the...
Reader Project: Backyard Putting Green
Reader Shane Graham built this backyard putting green in just one weekend. He leveled the...
12 Great Backyard Fire Pit Ideas
A fire pit can be the centerpiece to a backyard. Check out some of these...
Oil Change Trough
You won't spill a drop of used oil on the ground or on the machine...
Tin Can Water Bottle Holder
I recycled a tin can into a water bottle holder for my lawnmower. I removed...
Grass Seed Broadcaster
Plastic berry containers have more uses than simply keeping your fruit fresh. The holes in...
10 Fall Turf Tips from a Pro Greenskeeper
Most homeowners assume that at the end of the summer, their grass care duties are...
Reader Project: Fabulous Fire Table
Reader Project: Backyard Pond
Using tips from The Family Handyman’s Backyard Pond project, reader Janice Ferguson and her...
How to use Big Pavers for a Small Patio
We used large salvaged pavers to improve the usability of this small brick oven patio.
9 Fun Fall Outdoor Container Ideas
When summer fades and cooler temperatures prevail, it's time to jazz up your outdoor living...
How to Winterize an In-Ground Pool
It's important to winterize your in-ground pool for the colder months, especially if temperatures in...
11 Trees With Great Fall Foliage
Watching the foliage turn color is one of the greatest joys of fall for a...
Ornamental Grasses You Should Get to Know
Ornamental grass is beautiful, boisterous and bountiful. They're also easy to grow and pretty much...
15 Perfect Projects to get Your Home Ready for Fall
As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change, it can be tempting to...
Colorful Shade Tolerant Plants
A shade garden isn't doomed to dreary, colorless choices. Today's shade tolerant plants are more...
Removing a Small Hill is a Not-So-Small Project
12 Ways to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall
Make your life easier in the spring by being proactive in the fall! Check out...
14 Tips for Dealing with Leaves Like a Pro
Take a few minutes to read the following tips to save yourself hours of work this fall.
Riding Lawnmower Round-Up
There are more choices than ever when it comes to riding mowers: rear engine, front...
How To Install a Birdhouse Post
Learn how to install a post for your birdhouse.
How to Make Concrete House Numbers
Welcome visitors (and help out pizza delivery people) by creating these cool concrete house numbers...
Space-Saving Trees for Today’s Smaller Gardens
Don't have room for a tree? You might be surprised at what is available these...
How to Correct Soil PH
Watch and learn
Cutting Down a Tree
Felling a tree can be a dangerous, but you can do it safely if you...
Mowing the Lawn to the Right Height
There is more to a healthy lawn than watering and fertilizing.
How to Kill Weeds
The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to apply concentrated broadleaf...