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Decks

Deck maintenance projects and tips to keep your deck looking great for years.

Easy Deck Inspection & Deck Repair Tips

Make your deck stronger and safer. Fix the 7 most common problems—missing lag screws, missing joist nails, rotting posts, weak joints,…

How to Choose Composite Decking

Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of 7 key issues, including budget, sunlight, moisture, appearance, building…

How to Renove Flaking Deck Stain

Even the best solid-color deck stains eventually flake away. To make an old deck look new again, strip off all the old finish, then clean,…

Replacement Deck Boards

Has your deck seen better days? You probably don't have to rebuild the whole thing. Whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the…

Garden

Projects, tips and ideas for your garden with ways to grow vegetables and plants in raised garden beds, containers and in the ground.

Build a Garden Storage Box

Build this simple storage cabinet right in your garden. It's an attractive feature and keeps small garden tools dry and close at hand. Build it…

Buils a Garden Arch

This classic garden arch has just six parts and can be built in less than a day. Create a gateway, frame a walkway in a hedge, or make it part…

How to Start a Garden

Create an attractive planting bed for growing flowers, fruits or vegetables with this simple, eight-step process that takes you from planning…

Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

Control aggressive plants that have spreading root systems with a simple plastic container.

Construct a Raised Garden Bed

Build a raised garden bed from natural rough-cut stone that blends perfectly into the landscape. Using standard tools and a diamond-grit…

Tips foe Easier Gardening

If you love gardening but your life is a busy place, you're going to love this batch of great gardening tips that will help you plant, weed…

How to Build a Garden Bench

Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery…

Home Gardening Tips Easier Weeding and Watering

Whether your idea of backyard bliss is a lush garden, a shady retreat or a perfectly manicured landscape, these tips will help you create the…

Compositing Tips

Kick your composting up a notch with these tips. Using this simple 3-bin composter you can turn yard and kitchen waste into rich compost in 4 to…

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.

Build a Garden Archway

You can make this garden trellis from just $25 of steel rebar. And you won’t have to weld a thing. We’ll show you how to bend the arches and…

How to Build a Garden Arbor

You can build this stylish, arched garden arbor with a swing in only a couple of days—it’s way easier than it looks.

How to Build a Copper Trellis For Your Garden

Build a unique, natural-looking garden trellis for your climbing flowers and vines using standard copper water pipe. This long-lasting copper…

How to Build a Pergola

Build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style…

Lattice Work Porch Trellis

This trellis is an elegant way to get a degree of privacy for a porch, deck or even a patio. It’s also a great place to grow climbing plants.…

Grills

Get repair and maintenance projects and tips for your grill.

Grill Storage Tips

When the grilling season is over, clean up your outdoor grill and coat burners and other vital parts to repel moisture and prevent rust. Wrap…

Landscaping

Get projects, tips and ideas to improve and maintain your landscaping and equipment.

Inexpensive Landscaping for Attractive Entryways

Give the front of your home curb appeal by adding a trellis, arbor and low wall. These projects are all low-cost and easy enough to do yourself.…

Landscaping Tips For Your Backyard

Building brick paths and stone walls creates a magical landscape. It's also hard work. These tips will help you work smarter and faster and…

Best Way to Comtrol Weeds

Reduce that tiresome weeding chore with a thick layer of organic mulch or a high quality landscape fabric. Both are easy to apply and…

Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

Raising Patio Pavers

Follow these special techniques for removing sunken or dipped patio pavers and resetting them at the proper height. Make your patio perfectly…

Remew Your Concrete Patio

Concrete stains are a quick, inexpensive way to transform an uninteresting concrete slab into an elegant patio that’s vibrant with rich color.

How to Build a Patio with Ceramic Tile

Thanks to modern materials, tile is now a durable and long-lasting option for exterior concrete patios–even in cold climates. Here’s what…

Sheds

Find shed plans that you can use to build a storage shed to fit any size yard.

How to Build a Shed with a front Porch

Modular construction and inexpensive materials make this shed easy to build and easy to afford. We'll show you how to build this shed and…