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.


    The Best Roll Up Shades for Your Porch

    Sometimes you want a little less sun beating down on your deck. A roll-up shade is an easy to way...


    Our Favorite Garden and Patio Finds on The Home Depot For Less Than $50

    You can update your outdoor space without spending a lot. These garden and patio finds from The Home Depot will...


    22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

    Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...

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    Safe Lawn Weed Control Around Lakes and Rivers

    Balance a beautiful lawn and yard with clean water best practices by following this advice from pros in the know.


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    8 Best Weed Killers for Lawn

    The eight best lawn weed killers to keep your precious plot of green weed-free.

    Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

    We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were...


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    9 Best String Trimmers of 2021

    String trimmers (also called weed whackers or weed whips) create clean lines after mowing. Here's how to find the best...


    The Best Alternatives for Products and Materials Facing Supply-Chain Issues

    Everything seems like it's out of stock this summer. Here are reliable alternatives to some things that are in high...


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    7 Reasons You May Not Want to Kill Dandelions in Your Yard

    What if you could give up the fight and call a truce with dandelions? Here are seven reasons why you...

    Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Pruners and Loppers

    Pruning a tree is a lot easier if you have the right tools. Here's everything you need to know about...


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    10 Best Tools for Getting Rid of Weeds

    The right tool for weeding makes the task easier and more effective. These are some of the best weeding tools.


    What to Know About Digging Bars

    Learn more about these versatile and powerful digging tools here.


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    What Does Nutsedge Look Like and How Do I Get Rid of it?

    If you don't know what nutsedge looks like, you're not alone. This troublesome lawn weed is not easy to spot...


    15 Common Backyard Birds You Should Know

    New to birding? Learn to recognize 15 common backyard birds, and discover ways to attract them to your yard.

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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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    Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers: What to Know Before You Buy

    What are the key features to look for in a self-propelled mower, and how do you know if these mowers...


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    What Is Wild Garlic and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    In the kitchen, the aroma of garlic is a pleasure. In your yard, not so much. Here's what to do...


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    What Is Speedwell and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    Despite its pretty blue flowers, too much speedwell can be an eyesore on an otherwise tidy lawn. Here's how to...


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    What Are Cutworms and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

    These insatiable pests munch your grass, leaving unsightly bald patches. Here's how to spot them and eliminate them.


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    Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

    Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


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    Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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    What Are Wild Violets and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

    These delicate blooming plants can be a challenge to banish from your yard. Here's how to rid your lawn of...

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    What Is Henbit and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    Although colorful in the spring, henbit becomes a nuisance if allowed to proliferate. Here's how to keep this aggressive weed...


    19 Crazy Cool Backyard Putting Greens

    Your golf game may not look tour-ready, but you can feel like a pro by stepping out into one of...


    10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

    Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


    When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021: What Every Shopper Needs to Know

    The question on everyone's lips is, "When is Amazon Prime Day?" and rightfully so: Amazon Prime Day deals are quite...


    10 Signs Your Lawn Mower Blade Needs Sharpening

    Notice your lawn looking a little uneven? That could be a sign it's time to sharpen your lawn mower blade.


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    How To Get Rid of Dandelions in Your Lawn

    The yellow flowering weed is notoriously difficult to eradicate. Read on to learn how to get rid of dandelions in...