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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Landscape Edging

    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…

  • Composting Tips

    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…

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