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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    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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    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...


    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...


    Jobsite Etiquette Tips for Subcontractors

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


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    Guide to Choosing the Best Outdoor Curtains

    Create an intimate open-air space with outdoor curtains, a stylish solution for adding privacy and shade to your patio, pergola...

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    Innovative and Safe Sidewalk Salt Alternatives

    Clearing ice from your sidewalk is important for your safety and that of others. Salt is one way, but there...


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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.

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    10 Best Outdoor Lounge Chairs

    Summer 2020: The summer of staying at home. Kick back on the patio or deck with one of these inviting...


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    How to Build Stronger Retaining Walls

    Get strong, long-lasting retaining walls by learning how to properly build a wall.


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    Stuff We Love: Garden Hand Tools

    Make your gardening chores a breeze with these three tools that get the green thumbs-up.


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    10 Deck Furniture Ideas for 2020

    Longer days and balmy nights are back! That means it's time to enjoy your deck or patio with fresh furnishings...

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    9 Ways to Protect Your Deck or Patio From Summer Heat

    Your deck or patio needs protection from the sun, just like you. Here are nine ways to protect outdoor spaces...


    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.


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    How to Choose Composite Decking

    Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of seven key issues, among them budget, sunlight, moisture, building codes...

    How to Build a Gazebo

    Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


    What to Consider Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

    For proper shade, safety and protection, you need to pick the best patio umbrella for your cherished backyard space. Take...

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    Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

    The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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    How to Build Deck Stairs

    Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.


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    How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

    We designed this shed with money saving in mind. Even the dimensions are designed to make the most efficient use...


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    How to Bury Underground Cable

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


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    11 Ways to Create Shade for Your Deck or Patio

    Don't let the sun drive you off your deck or patio. Take back your outdoor space with one of these...


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    6 Best Invisible Fences for 2020

    If you want to protect your pet, an invisible fence is a great choice. Here's the best invisible fence for...


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    What to Know About Invisible Fences

    Considering an invisible fence to protect your pet, but need more information? Here's how they work, ballpark costs and potential...


    How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

    Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.

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    Deals We Love: Outdoor Space Accessories

    Make your outdoor space the place for all invited. Here are two products that will provide ambience, comfort and communion...


    How to Build a Patio Chair

    The ultimate easy chair: Easy to build, easy to tote, easy to set up and store.


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    14 Patio Upgrades to Make this Summer

    Here are 14 amazing DIY patio upgrades that will transform your summer!


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    Top 5 Online Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales of 2020

    Kick off your summer in style with these online patio décor deals.


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    How to Build an Easy DIY Swing Set

    The swing set in the backyard is an indelible childhood memory for many of us. This sturdy and easy-to-assemble swing...


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    Maximize Growing Space with a Vertical Veggie Garden

    Use a trellis, netting, A-frames or an arbor to create a vertical garden that maximizes space and adds to your...