Backyard Projects

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Building a Birdhouse That Will Attract Birds All Year Long

Different designs will attract different feathered friends.

lemon slices with cloves stuck in them
5 Summer DIY Hacks

Stay cool and calm with these clever tricks.

man doing pushups in a fenced in yard with weights
7 Backyard Gym Ideas

Get fit, catch some sun, and skip the steep membership fees.

stylish backyard with gravel ground area and fire pit
Transform Your Backyard in a Day

These hacks can help you quickly upgrade your space.

elegant garden fence with horizontal slats
How to Build a Cheap, Stylish Horizontal Slat Fence

These natural garden dividers are affordable and elegant.

child jumping on a trampoline
How to Construct Trampoline Nets for Safe Jumping

Keep the kids happy, healthy, and safe.

A concrete Mario Brothers mushroom for your backyard.
DIY Power-Up Mushrooms: Backyard Seating

Take your landscaping to the next level.

person with a saw cutting a pvc pipe
How to Make a PVC Tomato Cage

It's space efficient and reusable.

Rain pours off of an attached awning covering a deck.
How to Build an Outdoor Awning over Your Patio

Make your outdoor space more comfortable with your own personalized awning.

Two old metal trash cans next to a curb.
How to Build a Garbage Can Enclosure

Need a place to store your trash receptacles? Save money by making an enclosure yourself.

Chairs on a lawn in front of an outdoor movie screen
How to Build a Backyard Movie Theater

Enjoy the weather with an outdoor screen.

A bistro set on a patio painted baby blue.
4 Clever Backyard Projects for Spring

As the weather warms, it's time to think of ways to freshen up your backyard!

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How to Repair a Fiberglass Pool Slide

A fiberglass pool slide is quite cheap and easy to repair. Its high durability, low cost and relatively low maintenance demands are what makes the fiberglass slide so popular. Nonetheless, with normal wear and tear, a fiberglass pool slide can develop cracks or holes in it over time. To repair these,

outdoor dining table with food
8 Things to Do Outside with DIY

Keep your cool and add some flair.

A fire pit.
Build Your Own Spark Arrestor

Take safety precautions at bonfires.

A swing set.
How to Move a Swing Set

Moving a swing set takes several steps.

chime bells
How to Incorporate Soothing Sounds in Your Backyard Retreat

Bring sound into the garden for a peaceful atmosphere.

A woman planting flowers in a hanging basket.
5 Backyard Projects That Take Half a Day

You can complete all of these projects in a weekend.

A girl having fun on a tire swing.
Upcycle a Tire to a Swing in 5 Steps

This classic outdoor toy is easy to assemble with a few supplies and a used tire.

How to Build a Chicken Nesting Box

Build the perfect nesting place for your chickens in just 10 steps.

A root cellar.
Preserve Produce with a DIY Root Cellar

Keep your harvest from going to waste with a root cellar that provides a cool, safe environment.

kids relaxing in a teepee made with patterned sheets in an outdoor area
DIY a Teepee

They make a perfect shady comfort spot.

Take It Outside: Expand Your Square Footage With Backyard Living

Why stay indoors when you can cook and hang out under the sun and watch movies under the stars?

A father and son in a new, backyard playhouse
Build a Backyard Playhouse With as Few Cuts as Possible

Build a mini house in less than 10 steps.

A baby playing in a sandbox.
How to Make a Sandbox With Your Kids

A project they can build and then build castles in.

A little girl and her backyard chickens.
Urban Backyard Chickens

Fresh eggs, natural pest control, free fertilizer.

A succulent and cactus garden made from a shipping pallet.
Upcycled DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

Pallet gardens are perfect for small outdoor spaces.

A massive stone wall.
Construct a Stone Wall

Build this most basic barrier in 7 steps.

Large shade over an outdoor dining table.
How to Build a Free Standing Shade Structure for Your Backyard

You don't need a house overhang to take cover.

a woman pushes a girl on a tree swing
How to Make and Hang a Rope Swing

Some of the best childhood toys are the simplest.

a modern gazebo in a garden at night
Garden Gazebo: Calculations and Measurements

Complement your landscape with the right size and shape.

Pizza in a wood-fire oven
How To Build A Wood-Fire Pizza Oven

An outdoor oven offers a fun way to make delicious pizza.

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Building A Hydroponic System

Building a hydroponic system is one of the fastest growing techniques.

Waiting for the outdoor movie to start at sunset.
Make Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater

Host a summer of movie nights in 7 steps.

gazebo with roses
Build the Gracious Lake Tahoe Gazebo

Check out this extensive, step-by-step guide for building your own gazebo from beautiful redwood.

A wood pallet being sanded.
10 Ways to Use Pallets in Your Backyard

Whether your goal is to save money or the environment, upcycling pallets makes sense.

A girl holding a hose that's spraying water all over a lawn in a backyard.
Spring Maintenance for Backyard Fun

Get your backyard ready for warm temps, from the pool to the BBQ.

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Installing a Horse Tire Tree Swing

And the horse you rode in on.

A burning ring of fire in a fire pit.
Build Your Own Fire Pit

Ward off the darkness and bring in your friends.

A backyard tetherball set.
Building a Tetherball Set for Your Backyard

Looking for some good old-fashioned fun for the whole family?

lit up fish tank
Temperature Control for Your Fish Tank

Some fish like it hot, and some not.

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How to Build Your Own Croquet Set

It doesn't take much work to make a set yourself.

A vertical garden behind some patio furniture.
8 Backyard Projects for Small Spaces

Don't let your small outdoor space stop you from dressing it up!

Grilling corn over a pit of hot coals.
How to Build a BBQ Pit

Cook great meals this summer with your own DIY barbecue pit.

Harvesting shot by Rachel Coe
How to Build Your Own Organic Backyard Vineyard

Author Tom Powers shares how to plan and build your own backyard vineyard.