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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. 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
  3. 13. 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
  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 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 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
  7. 17. How to Install a Timber Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall is the ideal way to control erosion or level a sloping yard. Composite timbers made from recycled materials are a wond...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 18. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Patio

    Learn how to create a finished landscape around a travertine patio.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 19. 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
  10. 20. How To Install an Outdoor Kitchen Island

    Learn how to assemble a modular kitchen island, which comes complete with a three-burner gas grill and a refrigerator. The exterior stu...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to 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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