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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.

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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlet

Underground wiring puts light and power anywhere in the yard. We'll show you how you can do it easily and...


How to Build a Bamboo Water Feature

Here's a water garden that's different! Bamboo is used for a water spout and sluices, ending up in a small...


How to Build a Pond and Waterfall in the Backyard

Spend more time enjoying a backyard pond and less time maintaining it.

How to Build a Water Garden With Waterfall

Put a little piece of paradise right in your own backyard. We'll show you how to build a pond waterfall...


One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond

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

Fountain: How to Build a Concrete Fountain

Carving stone requires years of training, extraordinary skill and endless patience—or you can cheat and use power tools.


How to Build a Water Garden Stream

How to build a pond and waterfall using preformed shells.