Lawn Care

Learn the best ways to mow the lawn, take care of those pesky weeds and create the backyard of your dreams with these lawn care maintenance and repair tips.

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This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it comes to lawn care, there is a right and wrong way to mow the grass.


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How To Convert Your Lawn and Garden To Be Organic

Organic lawn care might seem overwhelming, but it's actually pretty simple and affordable to convert your yard or garden. Here's...


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If Mushrooms Are Growing in Your Lawn, This Is What It Means

Gardening expert Melinda Myers explains why mushrooms sprout on your lawn and trees and what to do about them.


The 8 Best Pool Tables for Your Home Game Room

Cue up some family-friendly competition with the most classic party game. Here are the best pool tables on the market.

Amazon’s Affordable, Portable Greenhouse Protects Plants All Winter

This wallet-friendly, highly-rated, portable greenhouse on Amazon will keep all of your plants safe from frost and furry...


The 8 Best Ping Pong Tables for Your Home Game Room

With these must-have tables, you can play ping pong just about anywhere.

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How To Grade a Yard for Proper Drainage

The land around every house should be graded to protect the foundation from water damage. Here's how to grade a...


How To Drain Gas From a Lawn Mower

When a lawn mower needs to be winterized, draining the gas is an important step. This detailed guide shows you...


Here’s Why Mowing Leaves Is Better Than Raking Them

Mulching leaves is better for your yard, your back and your budget


Can You Really Fertilize Your Lawn with Beer?

Some say your lawn needs beer as much as you do after a long day of lawn care! Let's find...

How Much Fall Garden Cleanup Is Really Necessary?

We know that overdoing fall garden cleanup can destroy insect habitats, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your gardens...


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Make a Tiny Oasis in Your Backyard with the Coolaroo Shade Sail

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to throw some shade in your yard or campsite.


How To Stripe a Lawn, According to a Stadium Groundskeeper

Stripe a lawn like a pro. Create your own field of dreams and make a big-league impression with these professional...


Wide-Open Spaces

Whip your acreage into shape with professional-quality machines from Kubota


Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...

How To Save Your Lawn During Water Restrictions and Drought

From skipping the fertilizer to sharpening your mower blades, here's how to help your lawn survive when water is scarce.


What Are Palm Fronds?

If you've never grown a palm tree, you may not know how to take care of those brown palm fronds....


From the Beach to the Backyard, Take This Sunshade Everywhere You Go

Beat the sun everywhere you go with this Family Handyman Approved portable sunshade.


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Cut Through Yard Work with This Stihl Cordless Pruning Saw

Kiss those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye. Try this Family Handyman Approved battery operated pruner instead.


Things Other Than Books You Can Put In A Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries aren't just for books. Here are other brilliant options.


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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


The Best Multitool for Big Jobs? Check Out the Zippo AxeSaw

This Family Handyman Approved multi-tool is the master of the campground, the yard and more!


John Deere Recalling Two Lawn Tractors Amid Crash Concerns

John Deere has recalled two lawn tractors due to defective wheel hubs. Find out if this affects you, and what...


We Tried Amazon’s Best-Selling Cordless String Trimmer

If you need a lightweight cordless string trimmer that's easy to use, this 12-inch model from Worx is perfect for...

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Family Handyman Approved: Blue Sky Ridge Fire Pit

There's no place I'd rather be on a warm summer night then relaxing with family and friends around a crackling...


Tips for Installing Artificial Turf Grass

Installing artificial turf grass is a lot like laying carpet. Artificial turf works best on a flat, compacted, well-draining substrate.


12 Best Sprinklers for Kids

The best sprinklers for kids turn any yard into a home-based water park. Our home expert, a mom of five,...


Types of Sod for Your Lawn

Install sod, rather than planting grass seed, if you want an instant lawn. But don't expect much choice in types...


Family Handyman Approved: Ranger Ready Repellent

Check out the buzz surrounding this DEET-free, Family Handyman Approved insect repellent.


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Family Handyman Approved: Toro Timemaster 30 Lawn Mower

Want to trim the time it takes to mow your grass? The Toro Timemaster 30 Lawn Mower will do the...