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    If Birds Peck at Your Windows and Mirrors, This is What it Means

    Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain why birds engage in these behaviors, and what you can do to prevent it.

    Buyer’s Guide To Outdoor Benches for Your Backyard

    A properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you...


    Here’s What to Do If Your Lilacs Aren’t Flowering

    It's disappointing when a lilac bush doesn't bloom. Here's how to evaluate your non-blooming lilac and take steps to ensure...


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    How to Clean Your Charcoal Grill

    The secret to a successful cookout is a clean grill. Here's how to get your charcoal grill in tip top...


    10 Fun Outdoor Seating Ideas for Your Backyard

    Transform your backyard into the perfect relaxing hideaway with these cozy outdoor seating ideas. Now all you need is a...

    Traeger’s Redesigned Timberline Grill Series Looks Like a Gamechanger

    They're not cheap, but the convenience, versatility and consistency of the Traeger Timberline grills could be worth the investment.


    What the Color of Your Garden Soil Means

    Some soil colors are gardening gold, while others are a bust. Here's what your soil color means for gardening success,...

    8 Creative Floating Deck Designs

    If you want a deck without the hassle of digging and pouring deep footings, check out these great-looking floating deck...


    How To Make a Hedge Maze in Your Backyard

    A hedge maze is a living puzzle you can grow in your own yard! Intrigued? We'll help you determine if...


    3 Types of Patio Doors

    A great patio door is simple to use, enhances the overall style of your home and allows easy access to...


    Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

    Everyone is looking for their place in the sun. Whether it's a tiny balcony or a grand three-level deck, it's...

    9 Summer Gardening Tips from the Pros

    Learn how to grow a flourishing garden that lasts through the summer with these nine helpful tips from seasoned gardening...


    How to Build Custom Composite Benches

    Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.


    What Is a No-Till Garden?

    Less work, less money and healthier ecosystems. Here's why no-till gardening might be your next move.


    How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

    What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...


    How to Build a Propane Fire Pit Using Gabion Baskets

    A fire pit is the perfect backyard complement. Here's a propane fire pit you can build in a weekend.

    Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Lawn Grass

    Here are some attractive alternatives to a traditional grass lawn.


    Homeowner’s Guide To No Mow Grass

    Hate mowing your lawn? Plant a no mow lawn and reduce that chore to once or twice a year while...


    Key Differences Between Lilac Bushes and Lilac Trees

    Lilacs are a beautiful, sweet-smelling sign of spring, whether in shrub or tree form. What differences between the two do...


    How to Plan and Build an Outdoor Kitchen

    Design and construct the outdoor cooking center of your dreams.


    How to Build a Composite Boardwalk and Accent Walls

    Lead friends and family into your backyard with a beautiful, maintenance free boardwalk and accent walls that you can build...


    Upgrade Your Backyard with Gabion and Stucco Walls

    Give your backyard a new look with these two DIY projects.


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    This Family Handman Approved Lawn Aerator Will Keep Your Yard Looking Great

    To stimulate root growth, and keep your lawn healthy and looking great, check out the Family Handyman Approved Corona Yardbreather...


    10 Inspiring Garden Fences

    These garden fence ideas will add style to your yard, define the gardening space and keep animals away.

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    How To Build and Plant a Raised Vegetable Garden in 3 Hours

    Everyone's excited to get outside and plant. Build this raised garden bed kit with a greenhouse cover and you can...


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    The Family Handyman Approved Ryobi Cordless Tire Inflator Is a Worthy Addition to Your Garage

    Air compressors require a lot of work if you only need them for a minute or two to top off...


    12 Best Rake Tips and Tricks

    Rakes don't just clean up leaves. They can do lawn care and so much more.


    Buyer’s Guide To Fire Pit Grills

    Evolve your fire pit from simply toasting marshmallows to preparing fine meals. We'll review what to look for in a...


    What To Know About Leveling a Yard

    Leveling your yard in the spring pays dividends all year round. It solves standing water issues and gives you a...


    5 Ways to Turn Your Patio into a Living Room

    The best outdoor spaces feel like an extension of the house. If you’re looking for extra living space, or just...