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14 Smart Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

Many of today's homes (especially condos and townhouses) often have little or no yard space at all. Fear not. Here are 14 small yard landscaping ideas that will give your space serious style!

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas With Rocks

Adding rocks is an easy, low-maintenance way to spruce up your home's curb appeal. Not sure where to start? Here...


10 Curb Appeal Landscaping Ideas You Can DIY

Looking to boost your curb appeal? These front yard landscaping ideas are simple, affordable and will give your home a...


10 Clever Tips for Landscaping Around Trees

Plop a tree in the middle of the yard and it may look out of place at first. But by...


Landscaping Design Trends of 2022

Landscaping is hot, as homeowners crave comfortable outdoor retreats for entertaining and stress relief. Here are seven landscape trends to...

13 Creative Driveway Landscaping Ideas

A driveway may be utilitarian, but it doesn't have to be ugly. Here are 13 driveway landscape ideas to make...


Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

Everyone is looking for their place in the sun. Whether it's a tiny balcony or a grand three-level deck, it's...

How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...


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...


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This Family Handman Approved Lawn Aerator Will Keep Your Yard Looking Great

To stimulate root growth, and keep your lawn healthy and looking great, check out the Family Handyman Approved Corona Yardbreather...


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Top 10 Best Flowers for Growing in Pots

Even if you have a small garden, deck or patio, you can still grow beautiful flowers! We found the best...

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Mulch vs. Rock: Which Is Best?

Can't decide between organic mulch and rock? We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you find the...


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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...


13 Brilliant Fertilizing Tips and Tricks

Fertilizing is key to a luscious, healthy lawn and garden, and these tips will make a big difference.


GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

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

4 Types of Grass That Can Be Planted in Fall and Winter

Know these types of grasses before planting or laying down sod this fall or winter.


What is Sphagnum Peat Moss and How Do I Use It?

Sphagnum peat moss is a popular material for many gardeners. But is it right for your garden?


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.


Should You Mulch in the Winter?

See if winter mulching is right for your garden.


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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...


How Droughts Affect Lawn Care

Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.


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What To Know About Pine Needle Mulch

This sustainable mulch is great for rustic, natural landscape design.


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8 DIY Tree Care Tips

Tips from professional arborists for growing and maintaning the happiest trees, from planting to pruning.

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9 Signs Your Tree Is Dying

Spotty leaves, cracked trunks, mushroom invasions ... Two certified arborists explain how to best take care of your trees.


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.


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How to Budget Landscaping Costs for a New Home

It's easy to underestimate landscaping costs for your new home or cabin. It's a major expense that requires a well-planned,...


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9 Best Trees To Grow in a Pot

Trees are a wonderful way to add vertical interest to the landscape. This can also be done on a smaller...