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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    Tips for Staining a Fence

    If your to-do list includes giving that old fence a fresh new look, these tips for staining a fence will help you do the job right.

    How To Choose the Best Greenhouse Materials

    Considering buying a greenhouse kit or building one from scratch? Expert Shelby DeVore has some advice to help you choose...


    Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

    We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...


    How To Grow an Avocado Tree

    Yes, you can grow your own avocados, if you have patience and the right climate. Or just grow one from...


    Signs You Have Moles in Your Yard

    Mole tunnels have rooms, including kitchens for storing earthworms to eat later. Learn the signs of moles in your yard.

    8 Popular Wood Fence Styles

    Choose the wood fence style that best matches your needs, whether you want traditional pickets or natural, rustic charm.


    Homeowner’s Guide To Trampolines

    The kids want a trampoline. Should you get one? Are they safe? Are they a hassle? Unfortunately, the answers are...


    8 Best Grow Lights for a Greenhouse

    Whether you're setting up a traditional greenhouse or something customized for your specific needs, grow lights may be your key...


    Guide To Choosing the Best Indoor Greenhouse

    Ready to take your gardening game indoors? An indoor greenhouse might be exactly what you need to reach your indoor...


    Can This Popular Vinegar Mixture Really Keep Weeds Out of Patio Cracks?

    Is vinegar really the natural weed killer that will take care of all your weed problems?


    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...


    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...


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    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.