Backyard Projects

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How to DIY a Stumpery

Ready for the next gardening trend?

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!

Preserve Produce with a DIY Root Cellar

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

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Use this do-it-yourself guide to build a sliding barn door, whether for your barn or inside your home.

How to Build a BBQ Pit

Give your backyard a little something extra and cook great meals this summer with your own DIY barbecue pit.

Building an In-ground Trampoline

Trampolines are notorious for broken arms and other injuries. Can sinking it in the ground make it safer?

How to Paint Terracotta Pots

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

3 Sandbox Cover Ideas

Don’t let bad weather destroy your child’s sandbox. Getting a cover for it can be easy and inexpensive.

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 Smoke House

Follow these steps to build a smoke house.

Build A Mini Golf Course In Your Backyard

Follow these steps to build a backyard miniature golf course.

How to Build a Chicken Nesting Box

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

DIY a Teepee

Make a teepee to create a hideaway or reading nook you can enjoy in your backyard.

Beekeeping in Your Backyard

There really is a lot of buzz about this right now.

Designing the Ultimate Urban Chicken Coop

Follow these steps to hatch a perfect game plan for building your urban chicken coop.

Upcycled DIY Vertical Pallet Garden

Pallet gardens are perfect for small outdoor spaces.

Building a Bocce Ball Court on a Budget

Or build a traditional court of packed earth topped with crushed seashells.

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

A simple way to bathe in the great outdoors.

Installing a Horse Tire Tree Swing

And the horse you rode in on.

Build a Backyard Playhouse With as Few Cuts as Possible

Build a mini house in less than 10 steps.

How to Build a Garbage Can Enclosure

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

Recycled Pallet Projects, Part 2: Repurposing Shipping Pallets in Your Outdoor Space

A handy, cheap (or free) resource to enhance your home.