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Create a Backyard Oasis

With these DIY projects, it's easy to turn a bland outdoor space into an extension of your home you'll never want to leave. Read on for 13 ways to achieve your very own backyard oasis.

30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

Save $100s and update your outdoor spaces instantly with these easy and inexpensive one-day backyard projects!


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


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...

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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...


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What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...

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Innovative and Safe Sidewalk Salt Alternatives

Clearing ice from your sidewalk is important for your safety and that of others. Salt is one way, but there...


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...


Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting

Enjoy the beauty of your landscape (and sure footing) after sunset with low voltage lighting. We'll show you how to...


How to Build Good Subcontractor Relationships

Find out how build and maintain good relationships with your subcontractors.

Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build


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Affordable Garden Path Ideas

Our favorite walkway ideas for your landscape: Paths you can build in a weekend without breaking the bank or your...


Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home


How to Make a Stepping Stone

Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach


How to Build a Stone Path

Build this simple path with sand, stone and lots of muscle

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

Create a boardwalk in your back yard


Tough Plants for Paths

Tips for successfully growing plants between stepping stones


How to Build a Garden Path

This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime