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    7 Best Patio Trees for Shade

    Here’s a list of ornamental trees in a variety of sizes to create shade for any patio.


    5 Best Palapa Umbrellas for Your Backyard

    Get some shade in your backyard and add some style with one of these palapa umbrellas.


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    Our Favorite Garden and Patio Finds on Amazon For Less Than $25

    These garden and patio finds from Amazon will help you fight pests, clean the grill and get your outdoor space...


    8 Ways to Shade Your Deck or Patio

    Is your outdoor area too hot and sunny? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies...

    Family Handyman Reader Projects: Outdoor Spaces

    We asked Family Handyman readers what kinds of projects they tackled during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The results were...


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    How To Clean Outdoor Cushions

    Keep your outdoor cushions looking and feeling fresh with these smart and easy cleaning methods.

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    5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

    When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...


    Why Composite Decking Makes Sense for Deck Rebuilds

    Composite decking costs a little more than natural wood, but benefits like its sharp look, ease of maintenance, and durability...


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    Azek Decking vs Trex: Which is Best for You?

    Decide whether Azek or Trex is the best choice for your specific project, with this summary and comparison of these...


    Building a Deck: What’s Involved

    A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...

    10 Inspiring Deck Designs

    Whether wood or composite, decks offer a place to relax, soak up the sun and entertain while also adding value...


    How to Clean Trex Decking

    You probably love your Trex decking because it's durable and low-maintenance. But you still have to clean it occasionally to...


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    We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

    If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


    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...


    How to Pressure Wash a Deck

    Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.

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    10 Best Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas

    A cozy fire pit is useless without the right seating. Create a relaxing outdoor oasis with help from these creative...


    15 Perfect Patio Designs

    From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home....


    50 Breathtaking Patio Designs to Get You Thinking About Summer

    You won't want to go back inside after seeing these patios.


    Amazon’s Best Patio Deals

    Is your patio summer ready? It's about to be with these killer Amazon deals.


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    Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?

    Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can...


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    Are You Ready for a Built-In Grill?

    If grilling is your passion and favorite pastime, do you think you're ready for a built-in grill? Here are some...


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    Outdoor Kitchen: What To Know Before You Build One

    Outdoor kitchens make the perfect focal point for outdoor living spaces. If you're planning on building one, here's what you...


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    10 Tips To Help You Renovate Your Yard on a Budget

    If your backyard needs a renovation but your budget won't support big spending, check out these 10 pro tips for...

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    7 Deck Paint and Stain Color Ideas

    Create the deck of your dreams with these paint and stain color ideas — tried and true, beautiful blue and...


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    How To Choose the Best Pool Decking Option For Your Backyard

    Make the most of your backyard pool by wrapping it in pool decking. Here are some of the most common...


    When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021: What Every Shopper Needs to Know

    The question on everyone's lips is, "When is Amazon Prime Day?" and rightfully so: Amazon Prime Day deals are quite...


    Homeowner’s Guide To Next Generation Grills

    If your looking to up your grilling game beyond a basic gas or charcoal grill, here are three new evolutions...


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    How To Clean and Maintain All Kinds of Patio Furniture

    Whether your patio furniture is made of metal, wood or plastic, keep it in top form with these tips for...