Deck and Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your deck and patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

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Buyer’s Guide To Outdoor Benches for Your Backyard

A properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you never sit on it!

Pergola vs. Gazebo: What’s the Difference?

Find out which one might be the better option for your home.


The Best Roll Up Shades for Your Porch

Sometimes you want a little less sun beating down on your deck. A roll-up shade is an easy to way...


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7 Best Patio Trees for Shade

Here’s a list of ornamental trees in a variety of sizes to create shade for any patio.


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Our Favorite Garden and Patio Finds on Amazon For Less Than $25

These garden and patio finds from Amazon will help you fight pests, clean the grill and get your outdoor space...

7 Covered Patio Ideas

Is your outdoor area too hot and sunny? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies...


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers

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...


The Home Depot Spring Sale 2022 Is Here

Bring on spring savings with The Home Depot's sale!


10 Cool Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

It's fire pit season! Is there anything better than enjoying the cool air and the outdoors by the fire? These...


30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

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

8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard

There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To get you inspired, we've rounded...


All About Birdbaths

Experts say that adding a birdbath is the easiest way to attract more birds to your yard.


Raised Patio Planter

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Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience....


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12 Things to Do When Daylight Savings Time Begins

Spring Daylight Savings Time is a great reminder that the seasons are just about to change. Here's everything you should...

10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


How to Make Cake-Frosting Stepping-Stones

Make just one of these fun, functional, inexpensive stepping-stones and you'll be hooked. Plus, they make great gifts!


How to Build Patio Planters

Give your potted plants a simple, stylish home—outdoors or in.