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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 11. How To Build a Countertop and Planter

    A raised planter doubles as a countertop for easy entertaining.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 12. How to Build a Custom Pergola

    Pergolas are a wonderful way to add architecture to your backyard while offering protection from the sun. Building your own is not very...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 13. How To Build a Travertine Tile Patio

    Add a touch of elegance to a backyard with this travertine tile patio.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 14. How To Build a Retaining Wall with a Terrace

    Integrate stone steps and a stone retaining wall into a challenging backyard slope to make the space more usable.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 15. How to Build a Deck for a Hot Tub

    Learn how to build a deck that will hold a hot tub.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 16. 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
  7. 17. How to Lay a Paver Patio

    Add a stylish new paver patio to your yard for lasting beauty.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 18. How To Install Appliances, Lighting and a Mister System for a Patio Kitchen

    With the new kitchen island in place and tiled, it's time to complete the look of the redesigned space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 19. How to Decorate Flower Pots

    Learn how to paint some colorful flowerpots, using bold colors for a greater visual impact but making sure the color schemes do not cla...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 20. How to Build a Gazebo

    A backyard gazebo is the perfect spot for parties and other social gatherings.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard

About This Show

Grounds for Improvement presents useful landscaping ideas that any homeowner can do. Experts Jackie Taylor and Dean Hill demonstrate the essentials every budding landscaper should know — how to lay sod, install water features, build fences, create pathways and much more. While homeowners learn these basic skills, Jackie and Dean find creative and exciting ways to bring it all together and create that fabulous outdoor space!

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