Landscapers

Don’t just watch the grass grow, make it happen. Learn from the best landscapers in the industry as they talk through different skills, tips and techniques that go in to professional landscaping.

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8 Pool Fence Ideas for Your Backyard

The most important element to pool safety is a secure fence. Check out these pool fence ideas that are both safe and attractive.

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What is the Difference Between Annuals, Perennials and Biennials

Learn what distinguishes annuals from perennials and biennials.


We Tested the 2025 Polaris Ranger Lineup and The NorthStar is Worth Every Penny

The revamped Polaris RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar has all the bells and whistles for a comfortable day of outdoor work....


25 Trees for Every Landscape Need

Trees play several roles in the home landscape. Here are some expert recommendations for which trees to plant for the...


Our Turf Expert Tested the John Deere Riding Lawn Tractor and Here’s Our Verdict

I'm a turf professional, and I've sold a lot of heavy-duty commercial turf equipment over the years—so I know a...

It’s So Hot That Mulch Is Catching On Fire

Add this landscaping staple to your list of spontaneous combustibles.


This Service Simplifies Landscaping Projects—Get 15% Off ALL Design Packages

Need help drafting a landscaping design, connecting with contractors or sprucing up the front lawn with a few plants? Yardzen...

5 Best Lawn Mower Covers for Protection Against Weather, Water and Debris

The best lawn mower cover shelters your investment from dirt, debris and inclement weather, and prevents rust and clogs.


Dethatcher vs. Lawn Sweeper: What’s the Difference?

Dethatcher vs lawn sweeper: Which one do you need to get your lawn in shape? The answer can save you...


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Stihl Cordless Pruning Saw Review: Is This Battery-Powered Pruning Saw Worth Buying?

Kiss those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye. Try this Family Handyman Approved battery operated pruner instead.


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Long Sleeve Sun Shirt for Outdoor Protection and Comfort: Tested & Reviewed

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

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How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


How to Split Hostas

Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...

10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these considerations in mind before deciding when to cut grass for the first time in spring.


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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


Composite Decking That Doesn’t Burn and Is Perfect For Summer

Don't build a deck you can't walk on during the hot summer months


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10 Landscaping and Gardening Myths You Need to Stop Believing

A lot of good gardening advice has been passed down through the generations, but some erroneous recommendations have trickled down...


How Contractors Can Work With Property Managers to Gain Business

Property managers who need to solve home issues for hundreds of tenants can provide contractors with an endless stream of...


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...

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