Backyard Projects

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Building a Birdhouse That Will Attract Birds All Year Long

Different designs will attract different feathered friends.

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5 Summer DIY Hacks

Stay cool and calm with these clever tricks.

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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.

chime bells
How to Incorporate Soothing Sounds in Your Backyard Retreat

Bring sound into the garden for a peaceful atmosphere.

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How to Weatherproof Backyard Playground Equipment

Weatherproof your backyard playground equipment to keep it nice year after year.

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.

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Gardening Shed

Here are some tips to bring order to the garden shed.

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

Take your landscaping to the next level.

A little girl and her backyard chickens.
Urban Backyard Chickens

Fresh eggs, natural pest control, free fertilizer.

A young girl playing in a DIY igloo.
How to Build Your Very Own Igloo

6 steps to a literally cool family project.

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.

Stack of firewood
The Importance of Proper Firewood Storage

Keep well seasoned wood dry and ready for use.

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.

child on a slide
How to Build a Toddler Slide for Your Backyard

Build your child an energy outlet in the yard.

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.

Entryway surrounded by potted plants
Make Your Own Self-Watering Garden Pots

Make your potted plants easier to maintain.

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

Complement your landscape with the right size and shape.

Playhouse in a yard with wild flowers.
Making Your Own Wooden Playhouse

A playhouse is an imaginative place for children to play,

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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Build A Fun Yet Safe Outdoor Playroom

Kids love to play outside, so an outside playroom full of toys and equipment can double the fun.

A swing set.
How to Move a Swing Set

Moving a swing set takes several steps.

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Building A Hydroponic System

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

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DIY Backyard Fire Pit

If you love a nice toasted marshmallow on a cool summer night, you need this fire pit in your life.

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

Host a summer of movie nights in 7 steps.

child going down a slide
Building a Playground Slide in Your Backyard

The key goals are to ensure safety and add fun.

Wood shed
Maintaining a Wooden Outdoor Storage Shed

An outdoor storage shed needs maintenance from time to time.

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How to Safely Add a Heater to a Tree House

If you have a tree house, chances are you may want to heat it so you can use it longer.

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.

shaded backyard patio area
7 Ways to Add Shade to Your Backyard

Our top 7 ideas for adding shade to your favorite space.

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.