Lawn Care

Grow greener grass and get a great looking yard with this lawn care guide and tips.

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  • 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!

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