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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      9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

      Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.

      12 Outdoor Items We’re Buying at World Market This Month

      From family barbecues to trips to the park and just relaxing on the balcony and enjoying a meal in the...


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      Above Ground Pool Installation Tips

      Get in the water faster with these tips for installing an above ground pool. Should you DIY it or call...


      10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

      Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


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      7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

      Pests be gone! Discover seven smart ways to keep bees, wasps and ants away from your hummingbird feeders.

      One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond

      If you can build a box, you can do it!


      Retread & Grow: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Hanging Planter

      Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.


      10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

      Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as...


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      How to Choose the Right Composite Decking Color

      Composite decking comes in an array of colors, so choosing a shade that complements your home can be a challenge....


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      10 Best Backyard Products for Your Deck and Patio

      Make this summer your best ever with these deck and patio accessories that make outdoor living safer and more entertaining.


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      8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Hummingbird Nectar

      To attract Mother Nature's version of the hovercraft and keep them coming back, avoid these common mistakes with nectar and...


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


      How to Choose Between Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking

      Which is the best decking material: cedar, pressure-treated, or composite lumber? Here is a comparison of their durability, appearance, and...

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      Outdoor Patio Tiles: 10 Best Ideas

      Outdoor flooring should be durable, easy to maintain and, of course, stylish! We're sharing these outdoor tile ideas to inspire...


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      11 Flower Boxes That Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

      Beautify your front yard with flower boxes. These picks fit below windows, along walkways and more.


      Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

      Here are some great tips that will keep you and your subcontractors in your customer’s good graces.


      50 DIY Treehouses Made From Reclaimed Materials

      DIY treehouses have been a staple of childhood backyards for decades—and now they're becoming popular getaways for adults, too. Be...


      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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      What Is the Luxury Shed Trend?

      Sheds aren't just for lawnmowers anymore. Homeowners are updating their backyards with plush work, play and relaxation spaces.


      How to Build a Retaining Wall

      The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.


      Trex Decking: Here’s What You Need to Know

      Demand for environmentally friendly, virtually maintenance-free Trex composite decking grows every year. Why has this home-improvement upstart captured so much...

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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.


      Amazing Cabin Kits You Can Buy On Amazon

      If you've ever dreamed of building your own small cabin, garden shed or tiny home in less than a week,...


      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.


      How to Build a Treated-Wood Retaining Wall

      No heavy timbers—build this sturdy retaining wall with lightweight, off-the-shelf treated lumber


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      Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

      Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...


      How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall

      Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project