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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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      Build a Classic Garden DIY Bench with Dowel Construction

      Dowel construction makes it solid-and surprisingly simple.


      Slanted Garden Tool Rack Plans

      This may take the record for the world's simplest yard tool storage project.


      DIY Bench, North Woods Style

      An inexpensive, easy-to-build classic


      Composting Tips

      Get compost fast


      How to Build a Garden Arbor

      Elegant and surprisingly easy to build


      How to Build a Campfire Bench

      Simple, sturdy bench that'll last a long, long time


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      How to Build a Garden Bench

      Make this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it with simple biscuit joinery.


      Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

      Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.

      Construct a Classic Wooden Cart

      This perfectly balanced workhorse rolls up and down hills with ease


      How to Build an Arbor with Built-in Benches

      Shade, privacy and seating for your deck or patio


      How to Build a Pond & Fountain in One Day

      Add life to your backyard with this affordable fountain


      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...