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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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      Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

      Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours


      Garage Storage Project: Shovel Rack

      Keep your long-handle yard tool up and out of the way.


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      How to Make Your Lawn Mower Last Longer

      Tune up your lawn mower in 5 simple steps.


      Schoolhouse Storage Shed

      If you've got big storage needs and are looking for style, this is the shed for you.


      How to Build a Garden Path

      This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime


      How to Sharpen Garden Tools

      Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.


      How to Build a Water Garden Stream

      How to build a pond and waterfall using preformed shells.


      How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

      An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.

      How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

      Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing


      Installing Large Garage Cabinets

      With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon


      Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

      Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


      How to Build a Garden Pond and Deck

      Plans for a rectangular reflecting pond with ground-level boardwalk.


      12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

      Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...


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      How to Reseed a Lawn

      If your lawn is weedy or your grass is in poor shape, establish a healthy new lawn by starting over....


      10 Easy Vegetables Any Gardener Can Grow

      Now that you've got some time on your hands, it's time to tackle that vegetable garden. Growing vegetables is easy...


      Try These Great New Plants in Your Garden

      One of the joys of gardening is to be able to experiment with new varieties every year. Thanks to advances...

      Five Solutions for a shabby deck

      To revive a shabby deck, there are five main directions you can go, and we'll guide you through them all.


      13 Tips for Getting Rid of Crabgrass for Good

      Follow these tips to defend your turf from crabgrass and be one step closer to having a perfect lawn


      Let’s Get This Garden Started

      Whether you have one window box or an acre of land, it's never too early to start thinking about next...


      Tips for Making Portable Tools for Your Workshop

      In the workshop, garage, basement or shed, having wheels on your tools and equipment means you can easily move them...


      11 Essentials for Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

      These jobs are best done during warm months, so make them part of your regular spring home maintenance routine.

      Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening – Here’s What to Do in May

      Bid the frost farewell and treasure the blooms. No matter what U.S. region you're in, one of these guides will...


      Homemade Tool Caddy

      How to create a simple tool caddy for your garage or shed.


      Time to Deal with Crabgrass!

      Get started now and save headaches later.


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      Fall Lawn Care: Keep a Healthy Yard Through Winter

      Lawn care tips you need to do in winter.


      Drip Irrigation for Vegetables

      Learn how to get stress-free vegetable garden irrigation.


      How to Choose a Pond Pump

      To help you size a pond pump, measure how high the water needs to be lifted.