Patios & Outdoor Living

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How to Make Stepping Stones

Create a new pathway to your garden with stepping stones.

Best Types of Materials for Outdoor Stair Railings

Read this article for advice on choosing the material for your outdoor stair railing.

5 Tips for Spreading Decomposed Granite

Decomposed granite offers a nice gravel substitute for many of your outdoor projects.

Installing a Gas Line for a Gas Fire Pit

Having a gas fire pit in your yard is a great way to entertain as well as add an attractive aspect to

Troubleshooting a Gas Fire Pit

Watch out for these common problems with your gas fire pit.

How to Build a PVC Pergola

Follow these steps to build a PVC pergola.

Fire Pit Safety

Don't be one of the people who get hurt by fire every year.

4 Common Fire Pit Problems

You shouldn't encounter a lot of problems burning with a fire pit. It creates an efficient cycle of fire,

Safest Place To Put A Chimenea

A chimenea is a free-standing, open-face, clay fireplace that needs to be placed it in a low-traffic

Build a Raised Patio with Brick Pavers

Here's how you make sure your patio floor is at house level.

Build a Patio Sitting Wall in 10 Steps

Make a small patio seem larger and create extra seating with a sitting wall.

How To Repair Misting Fans

Use a little know-how and ingenuity to get your misting fan in shape.

How To Remove A Patio Awning

You may decide a patio awning is no longer functional for your home. This is especially common for canvas

Common Problems With A Retractable Awning

Here’s a quick look at some of the most common issues found with retractable awnings.

Guide to Installing Lattice

Give your porch or deck a makeover.

Attaching a Rope Hammock to a Tree

All you need are a few materials basic knowledge of knots.

Sealing a Stepping Stone to Protect It

Preserve your stepping stones to make that personal touch to your garden last longer.

Gazebo vs. Pergola

Which one of these outdoor structures should grace your space?

How to Anchor an Outdoor Pergola to a Concrete Slab

An outdoor pergola is a great way to shield your patio from the sun.

6 Tips for Cutting Lattice Panels

Lattice panels are perfect for fencing, adding design flair, and more. However, cutting them could be tricky. Here are 6 tips to cut them correctly.

How to Remove Mold from a Concrete Patio

Mold isn't good for your health or for your patio, so take care of it quickly.

Metal Patio Furniture: 5 Tips to Prevent Rust

Avoid unattractive rust on your patio furniture with these tips.

How to Paint Your Concrete Patio

If you want to add some color and life to your drab, gray concrete patio, spruce it up with paint. From bland to colorful in 4 steps.

Preparations for Building a Patio on a Slope

Thinking of building a patio, but hesitant because of a hill? Here's what you need to know to overcome that obstacle!

How to Spread River Rock

You should spread a 2-inch layer around the plants and onto the landscape fabric.

4 Bluestone Patio Maintenance Tips

Find out how to keep your bluestone tiling at its best.

Keeping Flies and Pests Off the Patio

An outdoor patio is a great place to spend a cool summer's eve, as long as it isn't infested with flies and other pests!

How to Create Outdoor Dining Ambiance With Plants

When your outdoor space needs a little oomph try some of these statement plant ideas.

How to Build a Small Fire Pit Table

Keep cozy on your patio, or do some cooking at the table!

Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace: How To Repair Cracks

Fix your chiminea outdoor fireplace easily with these tips.

Patio Furniture Rust Removal

Even non-metal patio furniture can have parts that rust, so no matter what yours are made from, learn to keep them rust-free!

Easily Patch a Large Patio Umbrella

Fix tears, holes or other damage with these easy steps.

Patio Repair: Mending Cracked Concrete

Don't cancel the barbecue, fix your cracked patio yourself!

Tips for Making Wicker Patio Furniture Last

Keep your wicker patio furniture in top condition.

Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers: Maintenance and Cleaning

Make your patio furniture last longer with a good cover.

Best Patio Deck Plans for Your Home

Your custom patio deck can be any size, shape, and material.

How to Remove Porch Swing Hooks

Don't leave an eyesore behind, in this case an eye-hook.

How to Build A Patio Awning

Create some shade to enjoy your outdoor space.

How to Repair a Propane Fire Pit

A propane fire pit is a great addition to any backyard landscape. Sitting around a fire in the evening

Concrete Path Molds: Basketweave Brick

The pattern is two horizontal bricks next to two vertical.