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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. 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
  3. 13. How to Fix an Existing Playhouse

    Doug and Allison Sexton need to refurbish their daughter's playhouse to make the structure safe. Jackie Taylor and Dean Hill, the Groun...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 14. 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
  5. 15. 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
  6. 16. 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
  7. 17. 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
  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 Countertop and Planter

    A raised planter doubles as a countertop for easy entertaining.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 20. 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

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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