Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks for easier, faster and better path and wall construction.

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 they'll help ensure that your paths and walls look as good in 20 years as they do the day you finish.

Snap lines on the sand

Save your back

Cover your grass

Keep sand in the cracks

Keep the dust down

Save your fingertips

Skip the mortar

Pack the gravel in layers

Build in drainage for long-lasting walls

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