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Ahmed Hassan

47 How-Tos From Ahmed Hassan

  1. 11. How to Build a Freestanding Arbor Swing

    A freestanding arbor frame can support a store-bought swing or the custom model below.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 12. How to Build a Custom Sandbox

    Kids outgrow swingsets and climbing structures over time, but this sandbox will give them years of imaginative play.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 13. How to Create an Outdoor Entertainment Center

    A custom outdoor entertainment center is perfect for showing movies. It's like having your own private drive-in without having to get i...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 14. How to Create Sunken Walkway Planters

    Half-sunken containers add height and interest to a garden bed.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 15. How to Build Redwood and Stone Steps

    Create easy — and attractive — hillside access with a snazzy set of steps made from redwood, ledge stone and crushed rock.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 16. How to Build a Redwood Arbor

    This elegantly shaped arbor does a great job of defining an entrance to a space or drawing the eye to a favorite garden feature.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 17. How To Create a Paver Patio

    This patio is easy to install — just keep it on the level.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 18. How to Install a Dry Creek Bed

    Control the flow of rainwater across your landscape with an easy-to-install dry creek bed.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 19. How to Create a Tree Stump Table

    What to do with that unsightly tree stump? Don't spend the time, money and effort to dig it out, turn it into a functional piece of f...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 20. How to Build a Redwood Shade Structure

    Fun in the sun is a lot more fun if there's a well-built shady area to cool off.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

About Ahmed Hassan

Ahmed Hassan

Licensed landscape contractor and certified landscape technician Ahmed Hassan vows a great home starts with a solid landscape.

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