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    10 Perennials You Should Divide in the Fall

    Get more plants for less by dividing perennials at the right time.

    Can Soil Go Bad?

    White, fuzzy growths can appear at the base of your plant seemingly overnight. Salvage your houseplant and prevent moldy soil...


    11 Shrubs You’ll Regret Planting

    Some are garden thugs, others are maintenance hogs or one-hit wonders. Don't bother planting these shrubs.


    10 Perennials You Should Cut Back Every Fall (And 5 to Let Be)

    Winterizing your garden includes trimming back some perennials and leaving others until spring. Our experts tell you what to do...


    How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot

    Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts.

    How To Winterize a Pressure Washer

    Own a pressure washer that needs to be put to bed for winter? Follow this detailed guide on how to...


    These Black Friday Fire Pit Sales Make a Backyard Luxury Cheaper Than Ever

    From fashion to functionality, these fire pits make for the backyard centerpiece of your dreams. Save on Solo Stove and...

    How To Remove Black Ice from Driveways and Sidewalks

    What is black ice? A layer of nearly invisible ice that makes sidewalks and driveways extremely dangerous. Here's how to...


    How Long Do Pumpkins Last?

    Fall is here, and everyone's asking, "How long do pumpkins last?" Here's everything you need to know about pumpkin picking,...


    How To Grow and Care For Coleus

    If you have a shady garden, plant coleus to add some instant color.


    Is Coleus an Annual or Perennial?

    Bring the tropics to your summer landscape with coleus and enjoy some of the prettiest leaves in the plant world.

    How To Stripe a Lawn, According to a Stadium Groundskeeper

    Stripe a lawn like a pro. Create your own field of dreams and make a big-league impression with these professional...


    Here’s What It Means If You See White Fungus Balls in Soil

    They pop up seemingly out of nowhere, but should you be concerned? We've got the scoop on those little white...


    12 Dangerous Pool Mistakes

    Nothing says summer like a day spent splashing in the pool— but the average swimming pool can be more dangerous...


    Guide To Greenhouse Gardening

    Greenhouse gardening involves a lot more than just building a shed and putting plants in it. Read on for an...


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    How To Make a DIY Hydroponic Garden

    Buy a salad, eat for a night. Spend a couple of hours on this build and eat salad for life.

    9 DIY Mini Greenhouse Ideas

    These creative DIY mini greenhouse ideas keep your plants happy while adding beautiful decor to your indoor or outdoor space.


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    15 Things to Look for When Buying Land

    Owning a piece of land and getting away from it all sounds great, but you have some homework to do...


    Vinyl vs. Wood Fence: What’s the Difference?

    If you're on the fence between vinyl vs. wood fencing, this guide will help you break down the pros, cons...


    8 Decorative Rain Barrels

    Rain barrels can be functional and attractive. Here's a collection of decorative rain barrels for you to choose from.


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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 Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

    Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.


    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...

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    10 Best Wall Planters

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


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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.


    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...


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    This Amazing Family Handyman Approved Log Splitter Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be and More!

    Take a swing at this clever, well-made and easy to use Family Handyman Approved log splitter.


    3 Safety Tips If You See a Snake Near Your Camp

    Coming into contact with wildlife is something you can expect while camping. These three tips can help keep you safe...


    7 Ways To Use Vinegar In the Garden — Or Not

    Gardening pros say that despite oodles of online claims to the contrary, vinegar is not all that effective or useful...