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    Setting up a New Garden: Choose the Right Site

    Spring has sprung, and if you're thinking about setting up a brand new garden, here are some tips to get...


    Drip Irrigation for Vegetables

    Learn how to get stress-free vegetable garden irrigation.



    Five Easy Ways to Reduce Yard Work

    Make yardwork less of a chore with these tips.


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    Fall Lawn Care: Keep a Healthy Yard Through Winter

    Lawn care tips you need to do in winter.


    Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

    13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!


    11 Tips for a Lush Lawn

    Use these tips to have the best lawn in the neighborhood!


    Garden Shed Illustrations and Materials List

    These illustrations and this materials list are a part of the Garden Shed that appeared in the July/August, 2008 issue...

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    How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

    Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers.


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    8 Leaf Blowers We Love

    Shopping for a leaf blower? Here's a list of great picks for every need, including something for every budget.


    6 Most Common Types of Maple Trees

    Learn the species of maple trees most commonly found in the United States, and how to tell them apart.


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    11 Best Leaf Rakes of 2022

    Some rakes are better suited to certain tasks than others. Learn about different types of leaf rakes — and which...


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    Best Flowers for Bees

    Help the pollinators around your home by planting flowers for bees, many of which are easy to grow and low...


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    Fence Toppers: What To Know Before You Buy

    If you're looking to refresh rather than replace your fence, or you just need more privacy, fence toppers might be...


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    9 Best Garden Hose Reels of 2022

    Whether you tend an acre plot or a tiny vegetable patch, garden hose reels keep your yard neat and tidy...


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    What Happens To Leaves During Winter?

    Understanding the purpose of winter leaves can create a healthier lawn, while giving soil and wildlife a boost.


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    How Can You Reuse and Repurpose Dry Leaves?

    Instead of tossing them, turn dry leaves into free fertilizer, mulch, bird refuges and more.

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    Leaf Blower Buying Guide

    If the idea of spending your weekend raking leaves and sweeping grass clippings sounds like a chore, it may be...


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    How To Close Down Your Vegetable Garden for the Winter

    While fall winds down, there's still some garden winterization to do. Here's how to handle your final harvest, plus tips...


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    How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

    For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend winterizing your yard.


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    10 Tips on How To Protect Outdoor Furniture

    Learn how to protect your outdoor furniture so you can enjoy it for multiple seasons. We talked to the experts...


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    13 Tasks to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

    Make your life easier in the spring by being proactive in the fall. Check out these tips for getting your...


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    Lawn Winterization Guide: What to Know

    The days may be growing shorter, but the list of lawn and garden chores only seems to grow longer in...

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    10 Perfect Plant Gifts for Any Home or Host

    Need the perfect gift? Plants are always on trend! Find the right one to suit any personality or occasion.


    7 Best Outdoor Flood Lights to Light Up Your Property

    The best outdoor flood lights are a smart way to secure your home, add curb appeal and brighten up your...


    The Best Outdoor TV to Upgrade Your Backyard or Patio

    Find the best outdoor TV for alfresco entertaining—perfect for watching sports, hosting movie nights or binging a favorite show.


    Earn up to 50 Carhartt Bucks When You Shop Carhartt Gear

    Refresh your performance gear wardrobe and earn Carhartt Bucks at the same time! Shop for all your favorites during this...


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    How To Plan and Build a Deck

    Family Handyman editor Mike Berner walks you through the process of building a deck from concept to finishing touches.


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    Tips for Planting a Winter Vegetable Garden

    Winter vegetable gardening may seem impossible to some. For others, it's not only possible, but loaded with potential.