Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio
Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard.…
Raised Patio Planter
This sturdy, easy-to-build raised mini garden gives you about 8 square feet of planting area.
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Patio Plants that You Can Eat
Every patio looks best with well-chosen accent plants that add color, texture and even fragrance. Take your patio plant game up a notch this…
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Stone is always in style, and it blends well with any backyard. We’ll show you the step-by-step information on how to build a classic,…
Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table
Our original plan for this patio set included sofas and separate end tables-because every patio needs seating and a place to set cold drinks!…
How to Buy a Patio Umbrella
For proper shade, safety and protection, you need to pick the best patio umbrella for your cherished backyard space. The fabric, frame, base and…
Build a Circular Patio and Retaining Wall
There may be circles, angles and curves everywhere, but if you think this patio and retaining wall are difficult to build, you’re wrong.…
Reader Project: Grand Backyard Patio and Pergola
Michael McGuire didn’t originally plan to tackle this huge project himself. But after seeing the contractor’s bid, he told his wife, “I think I…
Backyard Entertaining Spaces
Create any of these backyard entertaining spaces and your friends and family will want to hang out at your place all summer long.
How to Build Patio Planters
This planter is designed to make your patio or deck gardening much easier. Instead of filling it with dirt and planting each flower or plant…
Reader Project: DIY Backyard Oasis
This backyard oasis has it all: a pergola, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and more. It is the perfect space for reader Juan Zetino to relax with…