Wildflowers That Do Well in Home Gardens
Wildflowers are a good option for the gardener who wants plants to do the "heavy lifting" without a lot of help from them. The secret is to…
How To Start Seeds Indoors
The following tips can help gardening enthusiasts of all levels grow plants indoors successfully. Then, when the climate is right, move your…
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11 Sparkling Shrubs for Today’s Yards
Shrubs have come a long way since the days of "blink and you'll miss seeing it bloom" forsythias. Advances in plant breeding have resulted in…
Reader Project: Copper Trellis
Reader Chuck Davis recreated The Family Handyman’s Copper Trellis, originally published in the April 2004 issue, in his own backyard. Photo:…
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds
Use these techniques to help prevent the spread of weeds — and learn what they can teach you about your soil
Hate the look of plastic landscape edging? For a more informal, natural border around planted areas, try trench edging and mulch borders.
11 Awesome Greenhouse Ideas for Spring
Ah, spring! If you’re getting excited about planting season, here are 11 awesome greenhouse ideas to suit every backyard and budget.
How to Sharpen Garden Tools
After a couple years of service, it’s common for your favorite garden tools to start losing their edge – literally. Shears, shovels,…
How to Clean a Bird Bath
Dirty bird baths can become unpleasant for both birds and humans. Here’s how to get rid of the slimy gunk and clean up your birds’…
DIY Compost Barrel Tumbler
Drum composters convert yard waste to finished compost much faster than stationary compost bins do because they allow you to churn and…
Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4…