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Getting away and building a restful retreat doesn't have to blow your budget.

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Flagstone Stairs

Add function and character to a backyard with a flagstone staircase.

Flagstone How-To


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12 Gardens We Love from Rate My Space

DIYers across the country share their backyard spaces so you can take away some ideas.

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Backyard How-to Videos

Backyard Video Projects

Watch these great videos for ideas to blowout your backyard.

Places to Play in the Backyard

Backyard Play Areas

If your backyard is really a playground, take a look at these inspiring photos.

Top 100 Backyards Projects

  1. 1. Building a Deck With Levels (03:35)

    Multiple levels create the feeling of separate rooms in this large deck.

  2. 2. Raising a Deck Up High (03:48)

    A useless builder deck is replaced by a stunning space 'way up in the air.

  3. 3. Creating a Huge Deck (03:54)

    Paul undertakes the most mammoth deck (plus swimming pool) he's ever built.

  4. 4. A Spa in Your Own Backyard (01:09)

    Imagine getting a spa treatment without having to leave your own backyard!

  5. 5. Family Outdoor Play Lounge (00:04:05)

    The Mosses turn a backyard into a combination play-and-lounge family area.

  6. 6. Trimming a Deck in White (03:48)

    White trim adds sleek, clean lines to a multipurpose outdoor living space.

  7. 7. Create Glass Lanterns for the Backyard

    Add pizzazz to a summer patio with hanging lanterns. Suspended from shepherd's hooks, these easy, inexpensive candleholders will add sp...

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  8. 8. Going for the Green in Vegas (04:07)

    A dry, barren Vegas backyard is turned into a fire- and water-filled oasis.

  9. 9. Aquatic Dining Made Elegant (01:23)

    Swim-up bars, waterfall tables: dining in the backyard has come a long way!

  10. 10. Cape Cod Backyard Getaway (03:50)

    A home on Cape Cod gets an outdoor space (plus a pirate ship for the kids).

  11. 11. Afro-Caribbean Water Mosaic (00:04:36)

    The brothers create a stunning Afro-Caribbean mosaic waterfall backdrop.

  12. 12. Building a Hot Tub Deck (03:34)

    A tiny, unused deck is replaced with a large but cozy space with a hot tub.

  13. 13. Artificial Turf Patio (00:01:00)

    Consider using artificial turf to soften the look of a concrete patio.

  14. 14. One-Point Difference (03:39)

    When the judging's done, a single point divides the two competitors' yards.

  15. 15. Family Backyard Activity Zone (00:04:44)

    The Mosses design the ultimate backyard activity zone for a sports family.

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