Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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    How To Build a Planter Box for Your Deck Railing

    Add a little greenery to your outdoor refuge with this easy-to-build planter box that sits on the railing.

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    Why Does Dog Pee Burn the Grass?

    Those annoying brown spots in the lawn are natural, but also preventable. Here's what's causing them and how to stop...


    How To Build a Ramp for a Shed

    Create an easier way into your shed.


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    How To Tell if a Plant Is Dead or Dormant

    Trees, bushes and houseplants often look dead when they're really just dormant. Here's how to tell if it's time to...


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    Should You Water Your Trees During Winter?

    Your trees might need a winter boost of hydration to stay healthy. Here's how to know when to water them...

    5 Best Outdoor Fireplace Kits, According to a Contractor

    An outdoor fireplace kit brings an ambiance of warmth and comfort to your backyard.


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    Is It OK To Feed Birds?

    We have a love affair with bird feeders, yet feeding wildlife is harmful. Are our backyard food stations helping or...

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    Can You Put a Hot Tub on a Deck?

    Decide if your deck is the right spot for a new hot tub with help from industry experts.


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    What To Know About Prepping Your Greenhouse for the Winter

    If you own a greenhouse, take some steps to winterize it to avoid problems during colder weather.


    Solo Stove’s New Mesa Heat Deflector Increases Your Fire Pit’s Heating Radius

    Solo Stove’s all-new Mesa heat deflector keeps everyone warm around the outdoor table. Best of all? It takes...


    I Tried the Solo Stove Chair, and It’s Now My Favorite Seat Around the Fire Pit

    Our favorite fire pit brand now makes an Adirondack chair, and we tested it to see if the...

    10 Tips for Entertaining Outdoors In the Winter

    Cold and snow don't mean the party has to move indoors. Here's how to make your patio and yard a...


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    What Is Lasagna Gardening?

    I built my garden beds without digging or tilling any soil — and without any noodles, either. Here's what lasagna...


    How To Build a DIY Patio Table

    Looking to enhance your deck or patio? This low-maintenance DIY patio table is a great place to begin.


    How To Hang a Porch Swing

    Want to swing your afternoon away in the warm breeze? Here's how to set up your porch swing in no...


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    How To Help Your Trees, By Season

    A little care can help boost tree health for years to come. Here's a quick guide for when to prune,...


    How To Dig a Post Hole Using a Power Auger

    Got some post holes to dig for a fence, foundation or mailbox? Learning how to use a power auger can...


    The FrogLog Pool Ramp Saves Frogs, Squirrels and Other Animals From the Water

    The FrogLog is a lifesaver (no, literally) for folks that have curious woodland animals swimming in their backyard pools.


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    Tired of Dealing with Dead Mums? This TikTok Hack Will Help

    When styled properly, fake flowers can look gorgeous and festive.


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    What’s the Best Way To Kill Problem Tree Roots?

    When tree roots find their way into your sewer or water lines and cause issues with your drain, here's how...


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    Does the Viral Paper Bag Wasp Deterrent Trick Really Work?

    Here's what experts really think about the popular TikTok hack.


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    Plant These 9 Native Trees To Help Wildlife

    Whether your yard is nestled in a city lot or stretches across a mountain, here are some native trees you...


    How To Make a DIY No Waste Chicken Feeder

    A no-waste chicken feeder is a quick, easy, affordable way to keep the coop clean, save money and keep your...


    8 Man Cave Shed Ideas

    Transform an ordinary storage shed into a chill hangout spot with these amazing designs.

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    8 Potting Shed Ideas

    A potting shed offers protection from the sun, rain and wind so you can garden any time of year.


    A Quality Outdoor TV Under $900? Prepare for an Upgraded Patio Space

    This Element outdoor TV turns your deck into the entertainment area of your dreams—all on a budget.


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    What Is Furniture Grade PVC and How Do You Make Patio Furniture With It?

    Make your own outdoor chairs, tables, chaise lounges and more from high-quality, exterior-grade PVC. Create PVC pipe patio furniture in...


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    10 She Shed Ideas for an Outdoor Sanctuary

    She shed ideas can be easy to achieve through some DIY magic, and you'll gain a wonderful place to relax.


    6 Things To Know Before Assembling a Shed Kit

    Thinking about buying and putting together a shed kit? Here are six things I wish I knew before building a...


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    What’s the Difference Between Geraniums and Pelargoniums?

    You think you know geraniums but haven't heard of pelargoniums? One is a perennial and the other is grown as...