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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    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 the Snow Joe iON+ Cordless snow blower.

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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.

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

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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...

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    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.

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    How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

    Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...

    6 Best Plants for Window Boxes

    Looking to spruce up your curb appeal with a splash of color? Here are some great plants to consider for...

    Lowe’s Labor Day Sales You Won’t Want to Miss

    Celebrate the season at Lowe's Labor Day Sale with special values on everything you need to get your home and...

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    10 Things To Do To Prepare Your Deck or Patio For Fall

    You've been enjoying your deck or patio throughout the summer, but now the weather's changing. Here are 10 tips to...

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    If You See This Pattern on Your Porch, This Is What It Means

    This peculiar squiggly pattern is caused by a certain type of garden pest. Learn why they do it and how...

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    If Your Hummingbird Feeder Looks Cloudy, This Is What It Means

    Follow these tips for maintaining seed and suet feeders to keep your backyard birds healthy in every season. Here's how...

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    8 Tips and Products for Cleaning Composite Decking

    If you use your deck a lot or are planning an outdoor party, you may be wondering how to clean...

    8 Best Pressure Washer Attachments

    Want to enhance your pressure washer game? These eight pressure washer attachments turn a great tool into a can't-live-without-it workhorse.

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    Don't let a bunch of uninflated pool toys deflate your summer fun. Here are some of the best ways to...

    6 Best Patio Awning Ideas

    Make your patio more fun and functional by adding an awning. The protection and privacy make your patio everyone's favorite...

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    What Is an Awning? What To Know Before You Buy

    These roof extensions provide shade and shelter for relaxing on your back deck or unlocking your front door. Here's what...