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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.
How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips
Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’...
Zero Turn Radius Mowers
Here's the info you need to know about zero turn radius mowers.
The Best Features to Look for When Buying a Lawn Tractor
Lawn tractors come in a wide price range. Even the lowest-priced models can cut your...
Rider, Lawn Tractor, Garden Tractor: What’s the Difference?
Here's the info need to know about lawn tractors, rear-engine riding mowers and garden tractors.
Before You Buy a Lawn Tractor: 6 Questions to Answer
Here’s the info you need to choose the best lawn tractor model for your yard and budget.
Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planting a Tree
Reap rewards from your investment of time and money by planting a tree correctly. Avoid...
Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Gardening Tips
Yard maintenance: Our experts weigh in with their best tips ever about how to get...
Restore a Weedy & Patchy Lawn
Work a little, water a lot — and then enjoy!
How To Buy Quality Lawn Seed
Reseeding is a job you can do in a weekend if you have an average-size lawn.
Here’s What’s New in Outdoor Path Lights
Path lights not only help guide you along an outdoor walkway, but can be used...
10 Lawn Care Myths You Really Need To Stop Believing
When to fertilize, when to water, how short to cut the grass. You've surely heard...
13 Incredible Human-Powered Snow Removal Tools
Shoveling snow and scraping ice doesn't have to be a back-breaking chore. Snow removal tools...
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...
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.