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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

Build a Backyard Waterfall in One Weekend

Build this small pond with stonework and a waterfall in as little as...

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Weekend Over $500
Tough Plants for Paths

You can grow many plants in a path or patio, especially if you provide good soil and...

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Not available Not available

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  • Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding

  • Attaching a deck ledger board to a vinyl-sided house requires a few extra trim pieces to keep water from leaking behind the siding. Here's a rundown of the materials and procedure.

  • Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio

  • Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard. Choose from a wide variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be...Read more»

  • How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

  • Stop dealing with water problems in your home and yard by installing this in-ground drainage system. This is a permanent, long-term solution to your wet yard. These step-by-step instructions and how-to photos walk you through...Read more»

  • How to Grow Greener Grass

  • Our staff expert tells you the six secrets for growing greener grass. You'll keep your lawn healthier, greener and thicker with a lot less effort. He also reveals the five biggest mistakes!

  • How to Build an Arbor with Built-in Benches

  • Build this simple seating/planter/arbor project to create a quiet, private space in your yard or on a deck. It provides shade and comfort as well as a welcome screen from neighbors. You can install it on an existing...Read more»

  • Deck Rescue: Renew Your Deck

  • Deck seen too many summers? Give it a new lease on life for less than $300. We'll show you how to clean and renew your deck like a pro in two four-hour periods.

  • How to Build a Deck With Composites

  • Expert deck builders show you how to build a deck with composites and other rot-resistant materials for longevity. Your deck will also look better and require less maintenance.

  • How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed

  • 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 provide you with the plans and materials list you need to get started. Don't be...Read more»

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