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14 Smart Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

Many of today's homes (especially condos and townhouses) often have little or no yard space at all. Fear not. Here are 14 small yard landscaping ideas that will give your space serious style!



The 5 Best Pole Saws to Trim Your Trees and Shrubs

Use this list of the best pole saw picks to ensure your tree pruning tasks are completed quickly and safely.


How to Install an Egress Window

Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

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6 Best Types of Mulch to Use in Your Landscape

Need to add mulch to your yard? From wood chips to pine needles, discover the top types of mulch and...


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How To Grade a Yard for Proper Drainage

The land around every house should be graded to protect the foundation from water damage. Here's how to grade a...

Can I Trim Bare Trees in the Winter?

Many people are surprised to learn winter is a good time to prune bare trees — weather permitting, of course.


How To Drain a Pool

If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...


Here’s Why Mowing Leaves Is Better Than Raking Them

Mulching leaves is better for your yard, your back and your budget


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10 Easiest Plants To Overwinter

Overwintering tender annuals and tropical plants is a great way to keep your favorites from one season to the next.

10 Landscaping Ideas To Make Your Home Stand Out for Halloween

Transform your front yard into a spooky or cute Halloween wonderland with these unique landscaping ideas.


What Your Hydrangeas Can Tell You About Your Soil

Hydrangeas are beautiful perennials that come in a variety of hues. But did you know their color can give you...


What To Know About Digging a Well

Wells are usually dug by pros using heavy equipment, and they can be expensive. If you have a well in...


Here’s a Simple Hack to Stop Invasive Plants from Taking Over Your Garden

Keep spreading plants from choking out the rest of your garden.


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Cut Through Yard Work with This Stihl Cordless Pruning Saw

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

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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.


The Best Multitool for Big Jobs? Check Out the Zippo AxeSaw

This Family Handyman Approved multi-tool is the master of the campground, the yard and more!


We Tried Amazon’s Best-Selling Cordless String Trimmer

If you need a lightweight cordless string trimmer that's easy to use, this 12-inch model from Worx is perfect for...


10 Types of Japanese Maples

There are hundreds of types of Japanese maples, one more colorful and graceful than the next. Here are 10 of...


8 Best Solar Path Lights

Functional and eco-friendly, here are the best solar path lights to help you find your way around at night.


10 Best Compost Tumblers

Keep food scraps and plant trimmings out of landfills by using a compost tumbler. Let us help you find the...


Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

Everyone is looking for their place in the sun. Whether it's a tiny balcony or a grand three-level deck, it's...


How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...


When Is the Best Time of Day To Mow the Lawn?

Warming temps and blooming flowers signify a return to yardwork. This includes mowing the lawn. But is there a best...

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This Family Handman Approved Lawn Aerator Will Keep Your Yard Looking Great

To stimulate root growth, and keep your lawn healthy and looking great, check out the Family Handyman Approved Corona Yardbreather...


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Top 10 Best Flowers for Growing in Pots

Even if you have a small garden, deck or patio, you can still grow beautiful flowers! We found the best...


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Mulch vs. Rock: Which Is Best?

Can't decide between organic mulch and rock? We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you find the...


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Get Your Hands On Some Family Handyman Approved Hestra Job Duratan Flex Work Gloves

When headed outdoors to work on your spring projects, the first essential tool to reach for...


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Dump Your Wheelbarrow for the Family Handyman Approved Gorilla Carts Dump Cart

Need to move and dump mulch, soil or heavy stones? This product from Gorilla Carts is a step up from...


13 Brilliant Fertilizing Tips and Tricks

Fertilizing is key to a luscious, healthy lawn and garden, and these tips will make a big difference.