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  • Try These Great New Plants in Your Garden

    One of the joys of gardening is to be able to experiment with new varieties every year. Thanks to advances in plant breeding, new outdoor plants…

  • How to Make Your Own Holder for Garden Hose Storage

    DIY Hose Holder If you want to beautify your garden area, try a few easy DIY upgrades to make a house look expensive, like this high-end looking…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Aromatherapy Garden Plants

    The power of scent is remarkable. Just a whiff can transport us back in time to a distant memory. Scent can also affect our mood, appetite,…

  • Colorful Shade Tolerant Plants

    By Sally Roth Just a few years ago, the words “shade garden” brought to mind hostas, ferns, impatiens and maybe some astilbe. Shade gardens were…

  • Square Foot Gardening

    Text and photos by Donna and Tom Krischan What do you get when you combine the analytical brain of an engineer, the organizational tactics of an…

  • Reader Project: Elevated Vegetable Garden Planter

    Jan Ryan loves garden-fresh vegetables more than she loves working on her hands and knees. So she built a 4 x 8-ft. “planting table” for…

  • How to Start a Garden

    Create an attractive planting bed for growing flowers, fruits or vegetables with this simple, eight-step process that takes you from planning…

  • Mulch Guide

    Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. It reduces evaporation, slows weed growth, improves soil quality, and makes your gardens…

  • How to Build a Cedar Potting Bench

    You don’t need any special woodworking skills to build this handy gardener’s bench in a weekend. We’ll show you everything…

  • Late Summer Container Plants

    Your best bet for late-season container color? Annuals! And many of them will reward you with garden color all summer long and right into fall.…

  • 12 Ways to Prepare for Your Spring Garden While it’s Still Cold

    Now’s the perfect time to start planning your spring garden, so put on your warm slippers, grab a mug of hot cocoa and start looking at…

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