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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. How To Landscape Around a Patio Kitchen

    With the patio ready for guests, it's time to tackle the yard.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 13. How To Build a Stone Paver Patio

    Learn how to give an outdoor space an overhaul with a stone paver patio that will create a relaxing space for entertaining.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 14. How To Build a Retaining Wall for a Campsite

    Learn how to use composite timbers to construct the retaining wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 15. How To Construct a Retaining Wall

    Learn how to add structure to an outdoor space with a retaining wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 16. 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
  7. 17. 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
  8. 18. 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
  9. 19. How To Prepare for a Patio Kitchen

    Here are some ideas for an outdoor kitchen/dining area, along with solutions to make the patio more conducive to entertaining.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 20. 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

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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