Hardscaping

  1. How to Make a Gravel Path

    Gravel Path with flowers boarding

    A gravel path is a simple and economical way to create a walkway that directs foot traffic across your yard and protect your grass. You can’t just throw a trail of gravel down though and call it a day. It takes a little bit of planning and preparation, b

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  2. How to Install a Flagstone Walkway

    Flagstone walkway to house entrance

    A flagstone walkway is a simple and functional way to beautify your outdoor space and provide a useable path to your garage, garden, shed or other points of interest in your lawn and garden. It is durable, requires little maintenance, and blends well

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  3. How to Build a Sandbox

    Wood-framed sandbox filled with toys

    The sandbox has been a staple of child's play for decades. You can add this pile of fun and playground magic to your yard by building and installing a sandbox yourself. It just takes a weekend afternoon and a little know-how to get it done.

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  4. How to Build a Horseshoe Pit

    Horseshoe pit game

    Maybe you’ve already made your backyard

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  5. How to Build & Paint a Doghouse

    German shepherd resting in yellow painted doghouse

    Some dogs are simply outdoor dogs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need the comfort and shelter of their very own outside pad. If your dog prefers the outdoors, or you don’t always want to share your home, make a special place just for her by learning how t

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  6. How to Build a Dog Kennel

    Puppies in outdoor dog kennel

    You can’t watch your dog every second. You love Fido, but let’s face it — many pets often need some alternative to round-the-clock supervision. Building a dog kennel might be just the job to offer security and assistance for your dog when you’re not aro

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  7. How to Build a Dog Run

    Dog running on mulch enclosed by fence

    Dogs need plenty of exercise and free reign to roam. This often can conflict, though, with your neighbors and the integrity of your landscaping. While a fence around your property can keep your dog enclosed and safe, it doesn’t keep your dog from doing w

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  8. How to Build a Picket Fence

    Newly installed, white, picket fence

    If you're looking for a way to enhance your front yard, consider adding a picket fence. It not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your property, but also allows you to create a functional way to frame your yard and other landscaping features.

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  9. How to Build a Retaining Wall

    Garden retaining wall winding through landscape

    A retaining wall is a functional and fashionable way to create a level area on a slope for a flower garden or to prevent erosion on a sloped landscape. Building and installing one is a great do-it-yourself project that can turn a previously unused hill

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  10. How to Build a Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fire Pit

    If you want to enjoy a starry summer night and relax around a campfire in your own backyard, you're not alone. A large and growing number of homeowners across the country are jumping onto the hot trend of backyard fire pits. Luckily, learning how to build

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  11. Install a Paver Patio and Solar Lights

    Paver patio edged with lights

    Installing a paver patio for outdoor entertaining and family R&R is a great addition to any backyard. Paver stones are available in a number of colors, shapes and sizes to complement your home's exterior. Also, adding solar lights around your paver

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  12. How to Tile an Outdoor Patio

    Tiled patio with seating furniture

    Are you tired of your concrete slab of a patio? You can give your patio new life and convert it into a luxurious outdoor living area by laying down decorative tile. It's a project that takes some effort, but you'll add value to your home while you treat

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  13. How to Lay a Stone Walkway

    The stone path is one of the oldest forms of paved surface and it is still in use today because it works. It’s a simple and practical way to create a walkway across your landscape. If you want to direct foot traffic and protect your grass, while adding r

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  14. How to Install a Water Garden

    Backyard water garden with lush foliage

    You can create a serene setting in your yard by adding an outdoor water garden. This affordable home project adds value to your home, creates a relaxing oasis for you and is a natural habitat for plants and animals.

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  15. How to Install a Sprinkler System

    Sprinkler system watering lawn

    With the turn of a knob, an underground sprinkler system can efficiently and evenly water your lawn. It's not a project for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers, but installing a sprinkler system is something a handy homeowner can do to keep the lawn looking

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