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27 How-Tos From Grounds for Improvement

  1. 1. How To Cover a Stone Wall

    See how a railroad-tie retaining wall gets a new facing of stylish stonework.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. How To Build a Cedar Safety Fence

    Learn how to install an attractive fence that will also keep curious kids safe.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  3. 3. How to Build a Spanish-Style Arbor

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create a Spanish-style arbor topped with distinctive tiles that lend a bit of sophis...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Build a Classic Picket Fence

    Divide and conquer an unmanageable yard with a simple fence.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Build a Trellis Arbor and Gate

    A kit-built teak arbor adds beauty, style and access for friendly neighbors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How To Build a Sun-Fighting Trellis

    A custom cedar trellis had many benefits. It can add texture and style to a plain yard, hide an unattractive cinderblock wall and most ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install a Track Drain System

    The goal is to dig the trench at a slight pitch, or angle, to allow gravity to pull the water along the pipes and out the clear out.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Install a Gazebo with a Path

    Use edging and flagstone to create a pretty path and install new weather-resistant composite deck boards for a beautiful outdoor space.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. 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. 10. 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
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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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