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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 want to leave. Read on for 13 ways to achieve your very own backyard oasis.

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...


Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting

Enjoy the beauty of your landscape (and sure footing) after sunset with low voltage lighting. We'll show you how to...


How to Build Good Subcontractor Relationships

Find out how build and maintain good relationships with your subcontractors.


Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build

Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home


How to Make a Stepping Stone

Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach

How to Build a Stone Path

Build this simple path with sand, stone and lots of muscle


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

Create a boardwalk in your back yard


Tough Plants for Paths

Tips for successfully growing plants between stepping stones

How to Build a Garden Path

This easy-to-build natural stone path will last a lifetime