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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter

Make a simple railing-mounted planter from standard gutter parts. You can...

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Fixing Sprinkler Systems

These simple lawn irrigation system fixes will solve 90 percent of the common...

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Instant! Under $20

Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • 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 from a single 8-ft. 1x12.

  • Build 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 of a trellis or pergola.

  • Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck

  • Built with composite decking and hidden fasteners, this maintenance-free backyard deck is designed to go together fast and to fit in anywhere in the yard, without footings or ledger boards.

  • How to Build the Deck of Your Dreams

  • Learn key features and techniques for building first-class decks, including planters, shading ideas, stairs, durable materials, privacy screens, curved railings and other features.

  • How to Get Rid of Crabgrass

  • Crabgrass is a tough opponent, but with a lawn spreader, a pump sprayer and a few turf products you can get rid of crabgrass in the spring and control it throughout the summer.

  • Easy Deck Inspection and 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, excessive wobble, missing flashing and weak railings.

  • Garden Closet Storage Project

  • This outdoor shed/closet is small, but compact. It'll hold most of your gardening and lawn care tools and supplies and keep them close at hand and well organized.

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