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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    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,...


    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.


    8 Types of Moss To Grow in Your Yard

    Whether you have shade or sun, want a deep-green carpet or a fluffy mini forest, here's how to choose what...


    10 Rabbit Repellant Plants

    If you struggle to keep rabbits from eating your flowers and vegetables, try growing plants they won't eat.


    Homeowner’s Guide To Fence Installation

    Got a fence in your future? Whether you build it yourself or hire a pro, here are some important things...


    10 Signs You’re Overwatering Your Plants

    Before you water your plants again, check for signs that you may actually be watering them too much.


    10 Best Wall Planters

    Branch out and show off your prettiest plants with cream-of-the-crop wall planters.


    9 Best Fencing Companies When Hiring a Pro

    When you don't have the time to DIY your own fencing project, here are some top national and regional fencing...


    Best Adirondack Chairs of 2022

    Check out this list of the top Adirondack chairs — it's summer's hottest seat.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Blue Sky Ridge Fire Pit

    There's no place I'd rather be on a warm summer night then relaxing with family and friends around a crackling...

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    How to Build a Simple Gardening Bench

    Build this lovely and functional garden bench in half a day. Here's how.


    Check Out These Affordable Fence Ideas

    These budget-friendly fencing ideas will add privacy, security and style to your front or backyard.


    We Put This 30-Second Outdoor Cleaner to the Test

    Spoiler alert: It cleared up gross mildew and old stains off my plastic deck furniture in seconds — just like...


    10 Ways To Repair a Fence

    It isn't that hard to keep your fence in great shape. Most fence repairs are DIY-able, although you may have...


    8 Inspiring Rooftop Deck Ideas

    Check out these rooftop deck ideas for a sky-high getaway that's sure to make you the envy of the neighborhood.


    Plants That Support Pollinators’ Full Life Cycle

    Pretty flowers are only part of what pollinators need. Here are some native plants that help pollinators thrive in your...

    Are Mums Perennials?

    Mums are perennials that are often treated as annuals. Who can resist buying them in the fall?


    How To Plant and Care for Marigold Seeds

    Marigolds are some of the easiest flowers to grow from seeds. They're great for kids' gardens, too.


    How To Grow Carrots

    There's nothing like tugging a carrot from the ground, giving it a rinse from the hose, then eating it, top...


    We Tried the Alfa Nano Pizza Oven and It Seriously Upgraded Our Outdoor Kitchen

    We tested the Nano portable pizza oven from Alfa. Stylish and sturdy, it bridges the gap between portable and built-in.


    9 Creative Fence Gate Ideas

    Don't settle for ordinary. Let these fresh fence gate ideas inspire you to buy or build a functional yet fun...


    Buyer’s Guide To Decking Materials

    Deck foundations are usually made of wood, but you have choices when it comes to deck boards. Here's a rundown...