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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Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


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Lawn Sprayers: What To Know Before You Buy

Planning to apply liquid lawn care products to your yard? Make the job easier with the right lawn sprayer.


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What Gauge String Trimmer Line To Use

String trimmers quickly trim and edge your lawn, cut weeds and clear brush. Using the right size and type line...


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...


6 Best Patio Awning Ideas

Make your patio more fun and functional by adding an awning. The protection and privacy make your patio everyone's favorite...


How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.


5 Best Lawn Mower Attachments

Your lawn mower can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.

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 2022

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.