Lawn Care projects
Cures for a Patchy Lawn
Fall is a great time to thicken up patchy areas of your lawn, so you'll have thick, healthy grass in the spring. Start by aerating…
How to Eliminate Lawn Weeds
Eliminate weeds in your lawn and prevent their return by maintaining healthy grass, using a minimum of weed killers and good timing. We show…
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.
Sod vs. Seed
Can’t decide whether to use sod or seed? If you’re trying to green up a shady part of your lawn, seed is probably the way to go.…
Fixing Dead Spots in Your Lawn
You can easily restore healthy grass to areas killed by such contaminants as over-fertilization or doggy doo-doo by cleaning the soil first.
Fall Lawn Care Guide
Surprisingly, fall is the season to develop a lusher, greener, healthier lawn. This is the time for aerating, the critical time for…
How to Grow Greener Grass
Our staff expert tells you the six secrets for growing greener grass. You’ll keep your lawn healthier, greener and thicker with a lot…
Growing Grass Under Trees
The key to growing grass under trees is to match shade-tolerant varieties with your local climate. Red and tall fescues work in cool-weather…
Grass Seed Broadcaster
Those plastic berry containers from the store have more uses than simply keeping your fruit fresh. The holes along the bottom make them perfect…
Tin Can Water Bottle Holder
I recycled a tin can that was going to be thrown away into a water bottle holder for my walk-behind lawnmower. I removed the can label and used…
Oil Change Trough
Changing the oil in your walk-behind lawnmower, snowthrower and other outdoor machines can be messy and a pain to clean up. But this reader has…
11 Tips for a Lush Lawn
Use these tips to have the best lawn in the neighborhood!