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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.

How to Build a Treated-Wood Retaining Wall

No heavy timbers—build this sturdy retaining wall with lightweight, off-the-shelf treated lumber


How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall

Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


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How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.

Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


How to Build a Retaining Wall That Will Last

Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid...

How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.


Build a Long-Lasting Block Retaining Wall

Anyone with a strong back can stack up a bunch of blocks and build a pretty retaining wall. But it...


How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material

Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls


Planning a Retaining Wall: What’s Best For Your Home

The knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. When choosing blocks for a retaining wall, some types of block...

10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...



Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall

Hilly, small or ho-hum yard? Modular pavers and blocks let you carve out a unique retreat darn near anywhere!