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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 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
  3. 13. How To Lay New Sod

    A quick fix to a dead landscape is instant green sod. Just a few rolls make a vibrant green carpet.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 14. 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
  5. 15. How to Make Over a Flower Bed

    Uproot messy plants and replace them with a fun variety of plants boxed in by a formal mini-hedge.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 16. How To Make a Decorative Fabric Fence

    Learn how to build custom fabric screens to boost privacy and add style to a new patio.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 17. 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
  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 Resurface a Pool Patio

    The pros sand down an old concrete surface, resurface the area and spice things up with a fabulous new color treatment.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  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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