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7 Best Garden Rakes for Cleaning Up Around Plants

Treat your plants and flowers with loving care by using the right garden tools. This collection of rakes includes something for every garden.

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Essential Indoor Gardening Tools

Whether you have just a few pots or a house plant jungle, you'll need some essential indoor gardening tools to...


30 Low-Light Indoor Plants That Thrive in Near Darkness

These low-light houseplants thrive without direct sunlight, so now you can have a touch of Mother Nature in every corner...


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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...

10 Best Camping Knives

Every good camper needs a dependable knife, one that can handle a wide range of tasks. Here are some of...


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Best Potting Soil for Every Type of Plant

If your plants are growing in a pot or container, you need potting soil. Here are our picks for the...

How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


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8 Best Pruning Tools for Your Garden and Yard

Pruning is important for keeping gardens and landscapes looking their best. But to do it right, you need good pruning...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

10 Must-Have Products to Make Fall Yard Work a Breeze

Fall yard work doesn't have to be strenuous!


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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7 Best Lawn Aerators

For serious lawn care aficionados, an aerator is the ace up their sleeve. If you're ready to get serious, check...

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Family Handyman’s Vintage True Value Ad from the ’80s

Family Handyman published its first magazine in 1951. In honor of our 70th anniversary of garden advice and tool recommendations,...


How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses

With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...


10 Landscaping and Gardening Myths You Need to Stop Believing

A lot of good gardening advice has been passed down through the generations, but some erroneous recommendations have trickled down...


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


10 Secret Kitchen Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

These common kitchen pantry ingredients will bring new life and color to your garden.


The Coolest Yard Tools You’ve Ever Seen

Prepare yourself for the next digging adventure with these incredible shovels.


Top Experts Reveal the 30 Must-Have Garden Products

Gear up for gardening with one of these amazing garden tools.


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How to Sharpen Garden Tools

After a couple years of service, it's common for your favorite garden tools like garden cutters start losing their edge...

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10 Best-Reviewed Garden Tillers on Amazon

According to Amazon reviewers, these are the best garden tillers you can buy.


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Easy Weekend Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


12 Best Gardening Tools To Begin Planting

Gardening will be easier, more productive and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the right tools at...


How to Use a Fertilizer and Seed Spreader

This must-have lawn tool spreads everything you need for a healthy, attractive lawn.


How to Renew Your Garden Tool Handles

How to restore your garden tools


How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.