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Why the Rufous Hummingbird is the Toughest Bird on the Block

Get to know the feisty rufous hummingbird.


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Hummingbirds Love This Plant

Grow this nectar-rich salvia to feed more hummingbirds.


Coffee Filter Dirt Stopper

Stop dirt from flowing out of your planters every time you water.


Warning! This Wild Plant Could Give You Serious Burns

Brushing up against a wild parsnip plant isn't in your best interest.


Plan Your Fall Bulb Planting Now

Would you like a spectacular garden next spring? If so, prepare in summer, plant in fall. Here's how to plan...


10 Seriously Useful Gardening Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know

Gardening is more rewarding when your efforts meet with success. These gardening tips will help make that happen.


The 5 Fruits People Always Get Wrong

These common and delicious vegetables hold a surprise: Technically, they are all fruit! Read on to find out why.


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Beyond Feeders: 5 More Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

What's the relationship between spiderwebs and hummingbirds? Find out with these 5 tips to help you attract hummingbirds to your...

Reader Project: Floating Feeder for Feathered Friends

"We like to watch birds and have had bird feeders for years.  However, the birds are pigs and dump bird...


9 Home and Garden Tools That are Easy On Your Back

Caring for and maintaining your lawn and garden can be backbreaking work. Ease that pain with these ergonomic tools and...


11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and...


Repurpose Ducting for Containing Hostas

Control your hosta growth with this simple gardening trick using only galvanized duct.


The Best Advice for Growing Tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes win the taste test over supermarket impostors time and time again. And, since growing tomatoes is so easy,...


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9 Expert Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Attracting hummingbirds is easy when you start thinking like a hummingbird! Experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain what these birds...


Garden Shears Turned Insulation Trimmer

Here’s a faster, cleaner way to cut fiberglass insulation.


Reader Project: Cedar Garden Shed and Fire Pit

The Family Handyman reader Kurt Schmatzhagen sent us photos of the shed he built in his backyard using our Ultimate...

Houseplant Pot Liner

Keep some extra coffee filters nearby


Truck-Bed Liner Extension

Run a piece of plywood over your tailgate when you have to haul dirt and leaves


Holey Weed Bucket

Save your plastic pots and repurpose them in the garden


5-Gallon Bucket Hack: Better Tree Watering

This 5-gallon bucket hack will slice your time doing yard work


Turn an Old CD Case Into a Seed Library

Don't toss that old CD case just yet

Fly Trap Hat

Divert those annoying flies from your face


How to Grow Grapes in the Home Garden

Whether growing them for healthy snacking or craft wine making, grapes have a place in the home landscape. Here's a...


Which Royal Garden Will Be Meghan Markle’s Favorite?

She loves roses, peonies and all pink blooms. And soon Meghan Markle will have a host of royal gardens to...


Garbage Bag Holder

Keep your garbage bag in place with sections of old garden hose.


Why You Should Consider Creating a Garden Bed Edging

Garden beds can be fun to plant and tend, but as soon as unwanted plants invade, the battle begins. Your...


Blow Out Your Hoses

Make sure all the water in your garden hose really is gone before storing it.