Pouring Concrete Patio: A First Timer’s Guide
Poured concrete makes a terrific backyard patio and it's easier to succeed than you might think. Here's how to get...
The 3 Main Types of In-Ground Pools
You've decided to install an in-ground pool. Now it's time to decide between the three main types of in-ground pools:...
Urban Garden Products We Know You’ll Love
You don’t need a huge backyard to have a breathtaking garden. These products turn even the smallest balcony into a...
How to Build a Hammock Awning
Rock-solid posts and overhead shading make this hammock the perfect retreat on warm summer days.
How to Estimate a Concrete Order
Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...
15 Perfect Patio Designs
From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home....
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.
Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile
Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.
How to Build a Fire Table
A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...
How to Cast Concrete Fountains
Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.
12 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas We Love
A low-maintenance, durable stamped concrete patio is the perfect foundation for an outdoor living space where you can both relax...
Use Brick Borders for Path Edging
Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
Reader Project: Massive Backyard Stone Fireplace
David Peyton built this fireplace from 15 tons of assorted masonry: concrete, stone, block and firebrick. But there’s no mortar to...
Concrete Air Plant Planter
This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.
How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor
You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight