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Whether you are planting flowers in the garden, adding a water feature to the yard or just need to mow the grass, Family Handyman covers all your outdoor needs.

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      10 Best Ground Cover Plants

      These hardworking landscape plants make gorgeous ground covers, whether you want to fill in gaps or replace turf grass completely.

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      How to Start a Garden

      This step-by-step process explains how to start a garden from scratch.


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      10 Amazing Front Yard Fence Ideas

      Refresh your curb appeal with these stunning front yard fence ideas from Instagram!


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      How to Prune Roses

      If you grow roses and want those much-beloved flowers to blossom, you'll need to prune them. Here's how to master...


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      How to Plant and Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree

      These beautiful trees put on a spectacular show in the spring, offer lovely summer shade and are not particularly hard...

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      Fence Paint: 10 of the Best Color Ideas

      If your faded fence is ready for a makeover, get your paint brush ready and check out these stunning paint...


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      10 Bad Gardening Habits You Should Drop

      Just because others are doing it, doesn't mean it's right. It's high time to ditch these common gardening mistakes.


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      How to Prune Tomato Plants

      Vine-ripened tomatoes are a summer treat. But should you prune your tomato plants? Read on to learn when it's best...


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      When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

      The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


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      5 Deer-Resistant Flowers for Spring

      Tired of watching your tulips come up in spring, only to be eaten back down to the ground? Plant these...


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      How to Prune Lavender

      Fragrant, flowering lavender is a garden favorite. Keep your plants robust and long-lasting with our guide on how to prune...


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      Exterior House Paint: 5 Colors That Could Devalue Your Home

      The 2021 housing market is hot, hot, hot, but a few exterior colors are not. Here are some insights, tips...


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      8 Best Lawn Dethatching Rakes and Tow-Behinds

      Eliminate problem thatch buildup in small or large yards with these top manual and tow-behind dethatching rakes.

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      Lawn Dethatchers: Our Best 8 Picks

      Looking for a rake or electric dethatcher? How about a simple attachment? Read on to learn about some of the...


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      Deals We Love: Cordless Leaf Blowers

      Two great leaf blowers from reputable manufacturers offered at reduced prices just in time for fall. What could be better?


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      What to Know About Solar Umbrellas

      Solar umbrellas offer convenient access to alternative energy and a nice shady spot on your patio. What's not to love?


      5 DIY Pool Floaties Your Dog Will Love

      If your dog is always whining to join you in the water, why not make them a DIY pool floatie...


      14 Incredible Ice and Snow Sculptures

      One of the most enjoyable aspects of cold weather is the ability to play in the snow. Whatever your age,...


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      Will a Pool Add Value to Your Home? Experts Weigh In

      A pool’s impact on your property value depends on these variables.


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      What Are the Different Parts of a Gas Grill?

      Everything you need to know about gas grill parts and some of the most common items that need replacement from...


      10 Fun American Flag Facts

      Brush up on your flag knowledge with these fun American flag facts and historical notes.

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      This Trio of Tools Will Save Your Sanity

      These tools will come in handy over and over again.


      40 Show-Stopping Home Projects You’ll Want to DIY

      These stunning projects may look a little intimidating, but they are actually easy to DIY with our step-by-step plans. Which...


      The Original Grill Pad

      The Original Grill Pad works to protect your deck surface, preserving the quality of your deck by preventing stains and...


      Ready to Raise Chickens? These Are Our Favorite Coops!

      Give your feathered friends a home they'll love with our favorite chicken coops available on Amazon.