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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 is a pair of well-fitting work gloves. Like these.

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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...


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We Tried It: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Tired of mowing the lawn every week? Me, too. What if there was an easier way? The Worx Landroid promises...


Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?


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Lawn Sprayers: What To Know Before You Buy

Planning to apply liquid lawn care products to your yard? Make the job easier with the right lawn sprayer.

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What Gauge String Trimmer Line To Use

String trimmers quickly trim and edge your lawn, cut weeds and clear brush. Using the right size and type line...


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...

How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.


5 Best Lawn Mower Attachments

Your lawn mower can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...

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9 Best String Trimmers of 2022

String trimmers (also called weed whackers or weed whips) create clean lines after mowing. Here's how to find the best...


Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Pruners and Loppers

Pruning a tree is a lot easier if you have the right tools. Here's everything you need to know about...


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10 Best Tools for Getting Rid of Weeds

The right tool for weeding makes the task easier and more effective. These are some of the best weeding tools.


What to Know About Digging Bars

Learn more about these versatile and powerful digging tools here.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

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Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers: What to Know Before You Buy

What are the key features to look for in a self-propelled mower, and how do you know if these mowers...


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Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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...


10 Signs Your Lawn Mower Blade Needs Sharpening

Notice your lawn looking a little uneven? That could be a sign it's time to sharpen your lawn mower blade.


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When and Where to Rent a Lawn Aerator

Renting an aerator is a great way to ensure a healthier lawn. Here's a guide for picking the lawn aerator...


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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8 Best Lawn Dethatching Rakes and Tow-Behinds

Eliminate problem thatch buildup in small or large yards with these top manual and tow-behind dethatching rakes.


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Lawn Dethatchers: Our Best 8 Picks

Looking for a rake or electric dethatcher? How about a simple attachment? Read on to learn about some of the...


10 Must-Have Products to Make Fall Yard Work a Breeze

Fall yard work doesn't have to be strenuous!


15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!


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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this 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.