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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 21. 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
  2. 22. 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
  3. 23. 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
  4. 24. 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
  5. 25. 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
  6. 26. 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. 27. 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
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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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