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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

Build a unique, natural-looking garden trellis for your climbing...

Weekend $20 - $100
Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

Make an attractive border for a concrete walkway or patio using brick pavers...

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Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

  • Grow lush grass, even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy. By using a combination of soil additives, fertilizers, and tender, loving care, you can change your lawn from scraggly to golf-course green in one season.

  • 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.

  • Cures for a Patchy Lawn

  • Fall is a great time to thicken up patchy areas of your lawn, so you'll have thick, healthy grass in the spring. Start by aerating compacted soil, then spread seed and topsoil.

  • Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

  • A garden path enhances any backyard. Learn about design factors, limitations and installation techniques for gravel, stone, brick and pavers, along with attractive edging options.

  • How to Build a Stone Path

  • Weave this flagstone garden path just about anywhere in your yard. There's no thick base to install or difficult cutting and fitting—you just lay the stone over a simple sand bed.

  • Building a  screened in patio will keep the bugs away and make warm weather more enjoyable.
  • How to Build a Screened In Patio

  • Love your patio but hate the bugs, wind and glaring sun? Our screened-in, post and beam patio enclosure with removable awning top solves it all.

  • 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»

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