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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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Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.

The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...

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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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.

14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!

Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.


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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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Above-Ground vs. In-Ground Pools

Ready to say 'yes' to a pool? From costs, convenience, longevity and maintenance, learn the differences between an above ground...


50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.

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Stuff We Love: Deck Products

If you're thinking about a new deck or re-decking your existing one, use these proven products that were tested and...


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What to Know About Invisible Fences

Considering an invisible fence to protect your pet, but need more information? Here's how they work, ballpark costs and potential...


How to Build a DIY Tree Swing

Looking for an easy kids' swing to add to a tree in your yard? All you need is some rope,...


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


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...

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How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips

Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...


How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature

Construct a simple (one-weekend!) stone and gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance.


How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents

Find a new use for that fallen tree by creating a natural wood log planter


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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...


A Paver Path that Grows

This easy-to-build paver path will last a lifetime and looks great too!


Build a Long-Lasting Block Retaining Wall

Anyone with a strong back can stack up a bunch of blocks and build a pretty retaining wall. But it...


Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream

This cascading stream flows into a gravel bed, not a pond, so it stays clean with little maintenance.


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14 Amazing Portable Fire Pits

With one of these portable fire pits, the backyard party goes anywhere you do.

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12 DIY Planter Boxes You Can Make in a Day

If you're short on space or don't want to dig up your yard to put in plants, planter boxes are...


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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.


Pond, Fountain and Waterfall Projects You Can DIY

An attractive, low-maintenance water feature makes any yard more inviting. In this collection of DIY ponds, fountains and waterfalls, there's...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.


Remove That Wooden Fence Post with These 5 Easy Steps

Make fence post demo a snap with these five easy steps!


8 Fall Landscaping Myths You Need to Stop Believing

When the air turns crisp and the leaves turn brown, many people's thoughts turn to bonfires, apple cider and Halloween....