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 collection of pro building tricks for easier, faster and better path and wall construction for creating your dream landscape.
12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About
See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.
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...
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 Low-Maintenance Water Feature
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 Raised Garden Bed
Make the gardener in your family happy by building this natural stone raised garden bed
How to Make a Stepping Stone
Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach
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 Build a Post and Beam Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...
Reader Project: Stone Shed
Tim Caudill added a twist to the Streamlined Garden Shed from the July/Aug '08 issue of Family Handyman, and created...
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...
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 Make Cake-Frosting Stepping-Stones
Make just one of these fun, functional, inexpensive stepping-stones and you'll be hooked. Plus, they make great gifts!