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...
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 Stone and Brick Patio for Your Backyard
We'll tell you how to build a beautiful, durable patio from stone and brick.
How to Make a Stepping Stone
Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach
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 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 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.