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.
17 Great Tips for Landscaping Your Backyard
Adding walls and paths made of stone or brick to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a...
10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For
Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...
Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best
Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...
How to Install a Paver Patio Base
Let plastic paver patio base panels take the place of the gravel base to eliminate tons of labor.
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...
Our 10 Favorite Outdoor Climbing Plants
Nothing speaks Old World charm like ivy climbing on a stone edifice or romance like a rose climbing over an...
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.
How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways
With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend
How to Build a Water Feature That’s Low Maintenance
Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.
Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream
This cascading stream flows into a gravel bed, not a pond, so it stays clean with little maintenance.
How To Build a Stone and Brick Patio for Your Backyard
We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.
How To Build a Raised Garden Bed
Make the gardener in your family happy by building this natural stone raised garden bed
How to Sharpen Tools
A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
How to Build a DIY Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...
Inspirational Ideas and Materials for Designing the Perfect Patio
Patios are made for relaxing. Trying to find the perfect look for your patio shouldn't be stressful. Here are ten...
How to Build a Stone Fountain
Bring the splash and sparkle of falling water to your yard in just one weekend.
Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain
Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.