Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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    When Is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture?

    Who says you have to spend a fortune to create an outdoor oasis? Here's the best time to buy patio furniture to save a bundle.

    9 DIY Mini Greenhouse Ideas

    These creative DIY mini greenhouse ideas keep your plants happy while adding beautiful decor to your indoor or outdoor space.

    6 Best Greenhouse Heaters

    You've given your plants shelter from the winter by building a greenhouse. Now you need a heater to take away...

    8 Best Portable Greenhouses

    Harvest plump tomatoes in winter and enjoy beets all summer long. Portable greenhouses create moveable microclimates that stretch the growing...

    8 Best Rabbit Fences for Your Garden

    There are many rabbit-proof fence options. Your choice depends on your budget, your patience for installation and how long you...

    How to Build a Portable Sauna

    DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.

    10 Best Plants To Grow in a Greenhouse

    If your growing season is short, try growing these warm-weather plants in your greenhouse.

    What Is the Optimal Temperature for a Greenhouse?

    A greenhouse extends your garden fun all year long, but what's the right temperature to keep your plants happy?

    From the Beach to the Backyard, Take This Sunshade Everywhere You Go

    Beat the sun everywhere you go with this Family Handyman Approved portable sunshade.

    What Is a Cold Frame Greenhouse?

    Gardening pros don't consider a cold frame a greenhouse, but they agree cold frames are highly useful. Learn more and...

    6 Ways To Keep Deer Out of Your Yard

    Foraging deer can quickly take the fun out of gardening. Fortunately, there are ways to keep those deer out of...

    Greenhouses & Acreage

    The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...

    Random Things You Can Repurpose Into Little Free Libraries

    From wine barrels to filing cabinets, check out objects creative builders repurposed into Little Free Libraries.

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    The Best Cold Frame Greenhouses

    Extend the growing season with a cold frame greenhouse. It's more of a box than a house, perfect for protecting...

    How to Build a Greenhouse

    Extend your growing season with this greenhouse you can build yourself.

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    15 Things to Look for When Buying Land

    Owning a piece of land and getting away from it all sounds great, but you have some homework to do...

    Vinyl vs. Wood Fence: What’s the Difference?

    If you're on the fence between vinyl vs. wood fencing, this guide will help you break down the pros, cons...

    How Much Does a Chain Link Fence Cost?

    If you're looking for a heavy-duty option that won't break the bank, chain link fencing could be the perfect fit.

    8 Decorative Rain Barrels

    Rain barrels can be functional and attractive. Here's a collection of decorative rain barrels for you to choose from.

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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.

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    10 Best Greenhouse Kits

    Purchasing a greenhouse kit is an easy alternative to building one from scratch. From large to small, portable to permanent,...

    What To Know About Metal Fencing

    Wrought-iron is the original metal fencing, but today there are cheaper options that are easier to install. Here's a rundown...

    Tips for Installing a Chain Link Fence

    It might sound intimidating. But with the right equipment, experience and help, you can install a chain link fence in...

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    9 Types of Greenhouses

    In a greenhouse, you can use your green thumb all year. Choose the type of greenhouse that suits your yard,...

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    10 Best Vertical Garden Planters

    Need your plants to grow up instead of out? Create a lush herb, veggie or flower garden with our favorite...

    10 Tips for How To Water Plants

    Watering is an essential part of gardening. Following a few basic guidelines ensures your plants get the water they need.

    Homeowner’s Guide To Soil Ecosystems

    A micro-community within our soils determines how well our gardens and lawns grow. Here's what all of those tiny organisms...

    What To Consider When Building a Wrap-Around Deck

    A wrap-around deck adds usable floor space and can increase the value of your house. It's a great project if...

    8 Interesting Multi Level Deck Designs

    Get inspired by these luxurious multi level decks with sweeping views and multiple seating areas.

    Homeowner’s Guide To Different Types of Fences

    Fence materials vary in cost, durability and ease of installation. Here's a rundown of the most common types of fences.