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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Create a stone-lined garden pond, then carve a waterfall out of a...

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Weekend $100 - $500
How to Remove Shrubs and Shrub Roots

A car jack and lever system simplifies the problem of pulling stubborn...

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Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream

  • Create a rippling, rock-lined stream with multiple waterfalls in your backyard. Use gravel and stone filters and a heavy-duty pump to reduce maintenance and maintain water clarity.

  • Latticework 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. This trellis offers a unique design that allows you to adapt it to fit a variety of sites....Read more»

  • 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 technique.

  • Fix Lawn Spots

  • Improve your lawn's natural defenses and reduce future maintenance chores with these common sense cures for spots, thatch, fairy rings, grubs and shade.

  • How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

  • A wooden walkway makes an attractive and inexpensive garden path, is simpler and less backbreaking to make than a stone or concrete path, and works well in sloping or wet areas.

  • Installing a Vinyl Fence

  • Vinyl fences come either panelized or as board-and-rail systems. Like wood fences, they look great as long as you set the posts plumb and in a straight line. Here's how.

  • How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

  • Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall that provides both privacy and seating. The article includes full plans and material list, along with complete how-to instructions.

  • 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»

  • Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants

  • Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Here’s a simple way to cut the weight in half—and improve drainage at the same time.

  • How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

  • Deck too hot? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies and awnings to DIY shade alternatives and inexpensive partial sun blockers. Keep your deck cooler and screen out harmful ultraviolet...Read more»

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