Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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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 time of day to cut the grass?

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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...


GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.


California’s New Law Could Change the Way You Shop for Lawn Equipment

The Golden State is set to ban gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024. Here's what it means for you.

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...


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

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

If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

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


5 Best Digging Shovels of 2022

Take a look at some of the best shovels available in 2022 no matter what kind of digging you have...


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...

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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What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


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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...


Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.

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.


The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


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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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.


20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...


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13 Things You Should Never Pressure Wash

A pressure wash can serve a valuable role in home maintenance, but don’t get carried away! Pressure washing can do...

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How to Use a Leaf Blower

Clean up your yard safely and efficiently. Read on to learn how.


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Stuff We Love: Deck Products

If you're thinking about a new deck or re-decking your existing one, use these proven products that were tested and...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Push Mower

Thinking of buying a push mower? Here's an overview of options, cost and features.


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Why Hostas Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds and hostas are both treasured by gardeners. See why they go well together.


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12 Essential Backyard Pool Accessories

Here are the top items you'll want to make your backyard pool and spa a clean, safe and fun place.


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...