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27 How-Tos From Dean Hill

  1. 1. How To Cover a Stone Wall

    See how a railroad-tie retaining wall gets a new facing of stylish stonework.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. How To Build a Cedar Safety Fence

    Learn how to install an attractive fence that will also keep curious kids safe.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  3. 3. How to Build a Spanish-Style Arbor

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create a Spanish-style arbor topped with distinctive tiles that lend a bit of sophis...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Build a Classic Picket Fence

    Divide and conquer an unmanageable yard with a simple fence.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Build a Trellis Arbor and Gate

    A kit-built teak arbor adds beauty, style and access for friendly neighbors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How To Build a Sun-Fighting Trellis

    A custom cedar trellis had many benefits. It can add texture and style to a plain yard, hide an unattractive cinderblock wall and most ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install a Track Drain System

    The goal is to dig the trench at a slight pitch, or angle, to allow gravity to pull the water along the pipes and out the clear out.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Install a Gazebo with a Path

    Use edging and flagstone to create a pretty path and install new weather-resistant composite deck boards for a beautiful outdoor space.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Build a Gate and Screen

    Learn how to create an attractive way to hide air conditioning units and trash cans.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Patio

    Learn how to create a finished landscape around a travertine patio.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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About Dean Hill

Dean Hill holds over 15 years of experience in the landscape construction and home improvement profession and more than 10 years of high quality residential landscape design experience.

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