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How To Build a DIY Patio Table

Looking to enhance your deck or patio? This low-maintenance DIY patio table is a great place to begin.

How To Hang a Porch Swing

Want to swing your afternoon away in the warm breeze? Here's how to set up your porch swing in no...

How To Dig a Post Hole Using a Power Auger

Got some post holes to dig for a fence, foundation or mailbox? Learning how to use a power auger can...

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What Exactly Is a Bioswale?

You've likely already seen these planted ditches on the side of the road. Here's how they work.

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How to Build a Sustainable Retreat

Learn how to build a versatile, multi-purpose “extra room” in your backyard.

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How to Make a Lemonade Stand

Growing up, I always dreamed of having a lemonade stand to feed my candy and baseball card habit. Here's how...

If You Want to Update Your Yard, Try a Backyard Bocce Ball Court

Pickleball may have been the sport of 2022, but 2023 is all about bocce ball.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop

This easy-to-build DIY project combines the coop and run in one design, making it perfect for urban and rural settings.

With Just a Few Supplies From Dollar Tree, You Can DIY This Headboard

Who knew your latest bedroom upgrade came from the gardening aisle?

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How To Build a Brick Pizza Oven

Make artisan pizzas and more right in your backyard.

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How to Build a Modern Water Fountain

Create a calming and relaxing environment right in your backyard with this modern water curtain.

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How to Build a Vertical Garden

Time to grow up with these plans for a vertical garden.

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How to Install an Egress Window

Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

What Is Winter Sowing?

Using commonly recycled containers and a few hardy seeds, you can make your own mini greenhouses

How To Drain a Pool

If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...

How To Clean a Pool Filter Cartridge

Be sure to clean your pool filter cartridge system as part of your pool winterization process. It's easy if you...

How To Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens add nutrition and freshness to any meal, and they are easy and quick to grow without a lot of...

How To Get Toilet Paper Out of Trees

If those teenage neighborhood kids adorned your majestic maple with TP streamers but you're not feeling the vibe, here's how...

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How to Build a Shed: 2011 Garden Shed

Want to build this stellar storage shed? The full project plans are available...

How To Build an A-Frame Swing for Kids

Want to inspire some old-fashioned outdoor play? Learn how to build this simple backyard swing and frame.

How To Grow an Avocado Tree

Yes, you can grow your own avocados, if you have patience and the right climate. Or just grow one from...

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How to Build a Portable DIY Sauna

DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.

Greenhouses & Acreage

The projects and features in our greenhouse and acreage package are a modernized take on living on and with the...

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How to Build a Greenhouse

Extend your growing season with this greenhouse you can build yourself.

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How to Build Your Own Little Free Library

Join us by building a Little Free Library in your front yard!

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How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...

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Cleaning a Charcoal Grill in 5 Different Ways

The secret to a successful cookout is a clean charcoal grill. Here's how to get your grill into tip top...

How to Build Custom Composite Benches

Here's how to build maintenance-free seating out of framing lumber and composite decking.

How To Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

What sweet-smelling harbinger of spring was introduced into American gardens in the 18th century, and is still popular in them...

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How to Build a Propane Fire Pit Using Gabion Baskets

A fire pit is the perfect backyard complement. Here's a propane fire pit you can build in a weekend.