Outdoors

Whether you're building decks or fences, installing a pool, or fixing a driveway, our guides and expert tips will help you get your outdoor projects done right.
A drain cover in a backyard
Prevent Landscape Flooding by Clearing Your Yard Drain
A compression coupling
You Can Fix a Lawn Sprinkler Pipe Using a Compression Coupling
Red water hydrant
Repair a Frost-Free Yard Hydrant
Install a water hydrant
Beat the Freeze: Installing a Yard Water Hydrant
Front Lawn Irrigation
5 Sprinkler Repair Tips
Clear Force CF1400 Electric Pressure Washer 1400 PSI
A Review of the Clean Force 1400 Pressure Washer
Close-up of plastering wet cement on the wall
How to Resurface Concrete
An outdoor faucet
Prevent Burst Pipes With an Outdoor Faucet Cover
Sharpened Axe
How to Properly Sharpen an Axe
Lawn sprinklers
How to Replace or Rebuild a Sprinkler Valve
Hydrant and pipe of water supply with natural bokeh background.
Replacing a Leaky Old Yard Hydrant
In-ground sprinkler activated and watering the grass.
Automatic Drain Valves Will Protect Your Sprinkler System
Illuminated family home in snow
Easy Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Home
Sprinkler System Moisturizing Green Grass And Shrubs.
How to Replace a Sprinkler Stop-and-Waste Valve
Outdoor String Lights
How to Hang Outdoor String Lights So They'll Never Fall Down
House Street Number on the wall
35 DIY House Numbers to Help Set Your Home Apart
Planter made of pallet boxes mixed with different greens and flowers in backyard
How to Make a Simple Pallet Planter
Tall outdoor wooden trellis with planted pots hanging and surrounding fixture
How to Make a Basic DIY Trellis
Hammock
13 Cute DIY Hammock Ideas That Are Completely Doable This Summer
Father and Son Playing Hockey in Backyard, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enjoy Winter by Building Your Own Backyard Ice-Skating Rink
A she shed with patio and table
What a She Shed Is—and What One Can Do for You
Slide at playground
How to Build a DIY Slide in Your Backyard
Playground in grassy yard
How to Build a DIY Playground for Hours of Outdoors, at-Home Fun
An outdoor table with metal chairs
18 DIY Outdoor Table Plans You're Going to Love
raised garden bed with legs
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed With Legs
Four friends enjoying a day at the pool.
Electrical Code Rules That Make Your Pool and Spa Safe
Block retaining wall.
How to Build a Retaining Wall With Blocks
cat and wood retaining wall
How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall
Garden shed with lounge chairs, a dining table, and lots of green shrubs.
How to Build a Sturdy Shed Foundation
A brown birdhouse mounted on a post.
Building a Birdhouse Is the Perfect Spring Activity—Here's How to Do It
playhouse in the backyard
10 Great Home Projects for Spring
Porch Swing
How to Build a Porch Swing
Window blue color flower basket box decoration on summer day with architecture in Charleston, South Carolina
How to Build a Window Box Planter
Freestanding garden trellis covered in plants
Learn How to Build a Garden Trellis
Dog house
How to Build a Dog House
Screened In Porch DIY
How to Screen in a Porch
Family sitting near firepit
How to Build a Firepit
A-frame log cabin
7 Free DIY Cabin Plans
gazebo
Free Plans to Help You Build a Wooden Gazebo
A slated bench outside with plants
10 DIY Patio Furniture Plans
Rippap Barrier on Lake Michigan Shoreline in Evanston
Estimating and Installation Tips for Ripraps Barriers to Prevent Erosion
Cement Block Wall
How to Build a Cinder Block Wall
Installing Patio Pavers
How to Lay Patio Pavers
Glass Deck Railing
7 Best Deck Railing Ideas
Person power-washing a deck
Quickly Clean a Deck by Pressure Washing
overhead view of a wooden deck
How to Sand Your Wood Deck Like a Pro Before Refinishing
Backyard deck
Easy Steps for Sealing Your Deck With Thompson's WaterSeal
Wooden table, chairs and fruit and vegetables in plant pots on patio decking in garden
Essential Steps and Tips for Refinishing a Wood Deck
Floating Deck
How to Build Your Own Floating Wood Deck With Concrete Blocks
two brick basket weave flooring
The Basket Weave Brick Pattern Makes an Easy Patio for Beginners
deck cleaning
The Top Deck Cleaners
modern chairs by fire pit
Outdoor Heating: 8 Ways to Warm Up Your Patio
Aerial view of patio with furniture and pavers.
How to Design and Install a Paver Patio
ugly backyard
Outdoor Rooms and Patios: 7 Design Mistakes to Avoid
grid
The Best Paving Patterns for Bricks and Pavers
A large wooden deck surrounded by plantlife
Learn the Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decks
Concrete patio
How to Repair Cracks in a Concrete Patio
Rocking chairs on wood deck
Are Composite Decks Superior?
moss on patio bricks
Remove Moss and Mold From Patios and Concrete
Pea Gravel Patio
How to Build a Gravel Patio