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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.

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021: What Every Shopper Needs to Know

The question on everyone's lips is, "When is Amazon Prime Day?" and rightfully so: Amazon Prime Day deals are quite...


Camping Checklist: What You Need for Survival

If you plan on camping or exploring the great outdoors, you have to be prepared. Here are the essential survival...


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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...


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


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.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


This Trio of Tools Will Save Your Sanity

These tools will come in handy over and over again.

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

Fall yard work doesn't have to be strenuous!


10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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.


Best-Reviewed Snow Shovels on Amazon

Upgrade your snow shovel this winter to a product that's Amazon reviewer approved. Find your best snow shovel here.


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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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How To Remove Rust from Metal

Learn three ways how to remove rust from metal and two ways to prevent rust from coming back

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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,...


Our 9 Best DIY Christmas Gifts

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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Top Fall Tasks to Winterize Your Deck

These 7 winterization tasks keep your deck looking great and can prevent expensive repairs down the road.


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...


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How to Winterize a Chainsaw

Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season