Yard and Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

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    8 Wheelbarrow Planter Ideas

    Don't throw away that old, cracked wheelbarrow just yet. Here's inspiration for how to transform it into a beautiful container garden!

    17 Gifts for Gardeners Guaranteed to Please

    The best gifts for gardeners are more than practical, they’re artful. Impress anyone with a green thumb with...


    Heat Things Up This Valentine’s Day with Hot Tub Sales

    Our Sales Editor dug through hundreds of hot tubs to find the best hot tub sales online, just in time...


    The 5 Best Hanging Chairs for Your Home

    Gently rock and sway your way to comfort. Check out this cool collection of hanging chairs to fit every space...


    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.

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    What To Consider When Buying a DIY Shed Kit

    A DIY home or shed kit can save you lots of money and time if you're handy. Here is everything...


    Honor Your Eco-Friendly Resolutions (and Your Wallet) with These Gardening Sales

    Greenhouses are a spectacular way to continue tending to crops well into the winter. Shop these garden sales to stock...

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    10 Types of Flowering Trees

    Flowering trees can make a big statement when they're in full bloom. Every yard should have at least one such...


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    10 Types of Flowers to Spruce Up Your Garden

    Brighten your landscape with fanciful types of flowers that offer vibrant color in spring, summer and fall.


    Amazon’s Affordable, Portable Greenhouse Protects Plants All Winter

    This wallet-friendly, highly-rated, portable greenhouse on Amazon will keep all of your plants safe from frost and furry...


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    10 Tips to Build a Better Concrete Sidewalk

    Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with advice from the pros for forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other...

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    You Should Dust Your Houseplants— Here’s Why

    You know you have to water houseplants, but did you know you should also dust them? Dusting houseplants is easy...


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    9 Ways To Have a Garden in an Apartment

    If you live in an apartment, you can still exercise your green thumb. With a little creativity, you and your...


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    7 Houseplants That Don’t Require Drainage

    If you have a container without holes for drainage, you can still grow a houseplant in it — at least...


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    Deciphering Tomato Plant Tags: What Do Those Codes Mean?

    A good plant tag can tell you so much about a tomato plant: Its mature size, resistance to disease and...


    The 8 Best Ping Pong Tables for Your Home Game Room

    With these must-have tables, you can play ping pong just about anywhere.

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    What’s a Catio and Why Would I Want One?

    The catio revolution is afoot. Here's what to know about cat patios, which keep kitties and wildlife safe.


    What Is Winter Sowing?

    Using commonly recycled containers and a few hardy seeds, you can make your own mini greenhouses


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    The 10 Best Plants for an Indoor Herb Garden

    Once you have success with a few easy-to-grow indoor herbs, you'll start looking for more to grow and cook with!


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    What You Need To Know About Pool Filters

    Swimming pool filters are not one size fits all. Here's a look at the different types and which one might...


    Color-Changing Pinecones Make Fireplaces Magical

    Turn up the heat this holiday season with color-changing pinecones. Add them to any fireplace or fire pit...


    The Best Infrared Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty All Winter Long

    These infrared space heaters are well-suited for indoor and outdoor use. They also start to work right away—no warm-up time...


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    How To Clean an Outdoor Fire Pit

    Clean your fire pit? It's a good idea, and you probably have most of the needed items on hand. Here's...


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    How To Winterize a Hot Tub

    If you must put the lid on your hot tub for the winter, follow these steps for winterizing it the...


    Can I Trim Bare Trees in the Winter?

    Many people are surprised to learn winter is a good time to prune bare trees — weather permitting, of course.

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    How To Drain a Pool

    If you live in a cold climate, you may need to partially drain your pool in the winter. Here's how...


    How To Restore a Hardwood Deck

    It's possible to restore a deck and preserve the rich color tones of the hardwood. Here's how to do it!


    How To Clean a Pool Filter Cartridge

    Be sure to clean your pool filter cartridge system as part of your pool winterization process. It's easy if you...


    Now’s the Time to Shop Black Friday Patio Furniture Sales

    Is it too cold to shop for patio furniture? Never! These Black Friday patio furniture sales prove that off-season savings...


    How To Shock a Pool

    A little shock therapy is just what your pool needs to stay clean and sanitized for the winter. Here's all...


    How To Grow Microgreens Indoors

    Microgreens add nutrition and freshness to any meal, and they are easy and quick to grow without a lot of...