Backyard Projects

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How to Incorporate Soothing Sounds in Your Backyard Retreat

Bring sound into the garden for a peaceful atmosphere.

How to Make and Hang a Rope Swing

Some of the best childhood toys are the simplest.

How to Weatherproof Backyard Playground Equipment

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

Building a Tetherball Set for Your Backyard

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

How to DIY a Stumpery

Ready for the next gardening trend?

How to Make a Shuffleboard Court in Your Yard

Whether you're a shuffleboard enthusiast, or you just want to bring your friends together, building a court in your yard has never been easier.

How to Control Humidity in a Greenhouse

Greenhouses are an extremely useful feature for ardent gardeners.

Replacing the Hardware in Your Porch Glider

Keep swinging happily and safely.

Garden Gazebo: Size and Location

Use the size and shape to enhance your landscape design.

How to Make a PVC Tomato Cage

It's space efficient and reusable.

How to Build a Flying Goose Weathervane

They make a lovely, meditative sight.

How to Paint Terracotta Pots

Add a some color and flair to a garden or window box by painting your terracotta pots.

How to Make a Replacement Swing Seat

Skip the box store. You can DIY a swing seat in no time.

Cutting Wood for a Hammock Stand

Hang your hammock anywhere!

6 Grass Care Tips for a Beautiful Lawn Year Round

Grass care boils down to six fundamental rules.

How to Build a Home Rock Climbing Wall

Here's how to build a basic rock climbing wall.

How To Remove A Swing Set

Consider the easiest way to dismantle and dispose of it.

How to Make a Sand Volleyball Court in Your Yard

All you need is an average-size courtyard.

Protecting Your Canopy Gazebo from the Elements

The elements can damage the gazebo.

Japanese Soaking Tubs 101

Traditionally referred to as an ofuro, a Japanese soaking tub is thought to do more than provide an area to bathe.

How to Build a Seawall

A seawall can hold back water and protect your landscape.

How to Build a Fire Pit

Building a fire pit is a satisfying and straightforward DIY project.

How to Make a Trellis

A trellis is a great way to adorn a yard or garden, and it's easy to build your own by following this tutorial!

How to Clean a Chicken Coop

Keep your chickens healthy with a clean coop.

5 Reasons to Lay Astroturf in Your Backyard

Astroturf, or what is considered as fake grass, is a natural-looking alternative for residential landscapes.

How To Move A Swing Set

Moving a swing set involves several steps to ensure that it is properly moved and secured in its new

Repurposed Water Features

Turn your old, useless items into beautiful water features.

How to Use Redwood for Maximum Impact in Minimal Space

Redwood can be used for more than just decks in the yard.

8 Backyard Projects for Small Spaces

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

5 Backyard Projects That Take Half a Day

Complete all of these projects in a full weekend!

Build a Stylish Mendocino Bench

The clean, horizontal lines and rich redwood tones of this bench design reflect the simple beauty of

Tips for Maintaining a Porch Swing

Is your porch swing creaking, wobbling, or tilting? Keep it working right with these tips.

Build the Gracious Lake Tahoe Gazebo

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

7 Ways to Add Shade to Your Backyard

Our top 7 ides for adding shade to your favorite outdoor space.

5 Tips for Organizing Your Gardening Shed

Whether it's a wreck or just needs a little lift, here are some tips to bring order to the most chaotic garden shed.

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?

How to Build Your Own Organic Backyard Vineyard

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

6 Reasons to Grow Vertical

Hydroponics and soil-free growing mediums have made it possible to grow all kinds of plants vertically. So what are some advantages?

Preserve Produce with a DIY Root Cellar

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

Help Backyard Birds Beat the Heat

Help your weathered friends out this summer with a couple DIY additions to your backyard!

DIY Backyard Fire Pit

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

DIY an Outdoor Shower

What better way to welcome summer than with a new outdoor shower?

How to Build an Outdoor Awning over Your Patio

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

How to Build a Water Storage Tank

Modern water storage tanks for personal use can be expensive, but you can build your own from concrete by using a few tools.