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Ahmed Hassan

47 How-Tos From Ahmed Hassan

  1. 21. How to Create a Chessboard Patio

    This attractive patio adds a modern look to the landscape and doubles as a game board.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 22. How to Create a Mosaic Patio

    Using stone, pebbles, decomposed granite and dry mortar, you can build a patio surface that's uniquely yours.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 23. How to Make a Concrete Fire Feature

    Instead of throwing out an old fire pit, reuse the metal bowl. By creating a square concrete frame and filling it with gravel, you can ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 24. 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
  5. 25. 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
  6. 26. How To Create a Play Area

    This new play area is padded with rubber mulch and outlined with plants. Edging keeps the rubber mulch out of the new sod.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 27. 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. 28. How To Build a Floating Deck

    A floating deck adds a great elevated place to sit and enjoy a view of a yard. Only a few inches off the ground, this platform takes a ...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 29. 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
  10. 30. 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

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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