Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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    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.

    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...

    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...


    7 Best Solar Fence Lights

    Add solar fence lights to brighten up your yard, enhance your landscape and make your outdoor space remind you of...

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    Family Handyman Approved: Snow Joe Cordless Snow Blower

    Clearing the driveway is a chore, but it’s one you'll actually look forward to with...


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    How To Make Your Fence Wildlife Friendly

    To you, that fence feels like a cozy enclosure. To animals, it's a barrier to survival. Here's how to make...


    Everything You Need to Build an Igloo

    Take advantage of winter weather by building an igloo right in your own yard.


    Homemade Suet Recipes and Suet Feeding Tips for Birds

    We've got the best suet recipes and tips for feeding suet to backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds...


    9 Gardening Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox

    Looking for a perfect gift for plant lovers? Gardening subscription boxes deliver seeds, indoor plants, flowers, tools and more to...

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    Tips for Adding Drainage To Your Retaining Wall

    Proper retaining wall drainage can be the difference between a sturdy wall and one that leans. Learn how to prevent...


    Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

    Our favorite seasoned adventurers recommend gift ideas big and small, including camp stoves, a jeweler's loupe and THE best travel...


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    What To Do With Outdoor Patio Furniture During Winter

    Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on outdoor furniture. We asked an expert for tips on what to do with...


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    How To Prepare a Boat Dock for Winter

    Have a boat dock you need to prepare for winter? Winterizing your dock varies depending on climate and dock type....


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    How To Winterize Outdoor Water Fountains

    Here are eight steps to winterizing your outdoor fountain so it can provide peaceful pleasure again next spring.


    Outrageous Outdoor Holiday Decorations You Have to See

    These outrageous outdoor holiday decorations will keep you giggling all the way through the season.


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    If You See a Wavy Brick Wall, This is What It Means

    Serpentine "crinkle crankle" walls are an ancient, aesthetic idea that deserves a second look.


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    Retaining Wall Drainage: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

    Have landscaping plans that include a retaining wall? Don't underestimate the importance of retaining wall drainage. Learn all about it...

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    What Is An Arbor: What To Know Before You Buy

    Whether DIYed or purchased, an arbor is a welcoming garden classic. Find out what it is, where it goes and...


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    How and Where to Store Outdoor Patio Cushions

    Learning how to store outdoor patio cushions significantly enhances your outdoor space without adding a lot of time to your...


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    What Is a French Drain?

    If you're dealing with drainage issues on your property, installing a French drain might be the aesthetically pleasing solution you're...


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    How to Easily Clean an Outdoor Rug

    Your outdoor rug should be cleaned just like an indoor rug or carpet. Here’s how to do it.


    A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

    Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.


    Shop the Getaway

    Shop the Getaway look for your own home.