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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    We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

    If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.

    How to Pressure Wash a Deck

    Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.


    10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

    Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


    5 Wayfair Memorial Day Sale Finds for Home and Yard

    Get ready to shop! You can save on indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, decor, storage and more with the Wayfair...


    How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

    Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...

    The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

    Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...


    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...

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    Everything You Need to Furnish Your New House or Cabin

    Your second home is an oasis from the daily grind. Here's everything you'll need to make sure it's...


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    20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

    These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


    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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    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 hummingbird nectar...

    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...


    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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    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...


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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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    What to Know About Plastic Decking and Tiles

    Tired of refinishing your moldy old wooden deck? Plastic decking is easy to install, requires no finishing and is extremely...


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    Porcelain vs. Ceramic Outdoor Tile: What’s the Difference?

    Thinking of tiling your deck or patio? Let's compare your options, porcelain and ceramic, so you can make the best...


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    What to Know About Outdoor Porcelain Tile

    Give up the hassle of stone and concrete slabs. Find out why outdoor porcelain tile is the most durable and...


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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...


    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...