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Grounds for Improvement

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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 21. 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
  2. 22. 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
  3. 23. 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
  4. 24. 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
  5. 25. 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. 26. 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
  7. 27. 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
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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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