Tools, Gear and Equipment

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Family Handyman’s Vintage True Value Ad from the ’80s

Family Handyman published its first magazine in 1951. In honor of our 70th anniversary of garden advice and tool recommendations, here is a vintage True Value ad from 1988.

Must-Have Boots for Working in the Garden This Summer

Have lots of garden and yard work to get done this season? Give your feet a treat with these high-quality...


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Stuff We Love: Cordless Yard Tools

Cut the cord and manage your yard with these super efficient cordless yard tools.


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Ergonomic Household Products That Will Save Your Back

Use these 10 ergonomic tools to get more done in your home, garage and garden, while avoiding the painful aggravation...


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Deals We Love: Outdoor Space Accessories

Make your outdoor space the place for all invited. Here are two products that will provide ambience, comfort and communion...

Fairy Garden Supplies for Savvy Fairy Gardeners

No fairy garden is complete without the perfect accessories. These budget-friendly fairy garden supplies can help you create an enchanting...


Outdoor Storage Locker

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A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief...


Store Garden Hand Tools: Make a Handmade Toolbox

Branch handles make this a natural for your garden tools. Find step-by-step plans for making this garden toolbox below.


The Coolest Yard Tools You’ve Ever Seen

Prepare yourself for the next digging adventure with these incredible shovels.


How to Build a Garden Fountain

Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends

Top Experts Reveal the 30 Must-Have Garden Products

Gear up for gardening with one of these amazing garden tools.


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15 Best Garden Tools at Harbor Freight

When the teeth-chattering chill of winter gives way to warmer days, stock up on Harbor Freight's variety of essential garden...


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How to Sharpen Garden Tools

After a couple years of service, it's common for your favorite garden tools like garden cutters start losing their edge...


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These are the Highest Rated Gardening Gloves on Amazon

Stock up for spring with a new pair (or two) of gardening gloves to protect your green thumb. Here are...


Tools and Gear Every Vegetable Gardener Needs

Whether you're a master gardener or looking to start your first vegetable garden, there are plenty of tools that will...

10 Best-Reviewed Garden Tillers on Amazon

According to Amazon reviewers, these are the best garden tillers you can buy.


12 Must-Have Garden Tools

Gardening will be easier, more productive and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the right tools at...


How to Use a Fertilizer and Seed Spreader

This must-have lawn tool spreads everything you need for a healthy, attractive lawn.


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....


How to Build a Garden Arbor

Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with this amazing garden arbor.


Make Classic Copper Plant Markers

See how to make classic plant markers


Garden Path in a Wheelbarrow

No heavy lifting, no fancy tools and really, really cheap!


Tips for Tidy Outdoor Storage

Wouldn't it be nice to have all of your gardening tools and supplies organized and in a handy location? Read...

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Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks

For tiny trinkets with small parts, slip on a pair of soft gardening gloves. Then use your fingers to clean...


How to Renew Your Garden Tool Handles

How to restore your garden tools


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid...


Construct a Classic Wooden Cart

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This perfectly balanced workhorse rolls up and down hills with ease


How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.


How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Solder up this trellis in a weekend with ordinary copper tubing