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How to Grow a Vegetable Garden in a Courtyard

In this courtyard, cordon tomatoes and runner beans have been trained up the wall and fence to make the best use of the vertical space...

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Top 27 Courtyards Projects

  1. 1. Zen Spa (03:45)

    Dean and Derek transform a backyard into an outdoor room for meditation.

  2. 2. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. Courtyard Makeover (05:10)

    Watch a neglected courtyard get a makeover with this plan for a shady paradise.

  4. 4. Contemporary Private Courtyard (00:03:48)

    A space with three existing walls becomes a contemporary private courtyard.

  5. 5. Design Tips for Beautiful Pergolas

    Let the experts at DIYnetwork.com inspire you to design and decorate your garden pergola.

  6. 6. How To Install Cap Blocks and Pre-Cast Stone to a Courtyard Wall

    A cinderblock wall around a courtyard gets the finishing touches.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. 20 Ways to Create Instant Shade for Your Outdoor Room

    See pictures of beautiful pergolas and other shade structures at DIYNetwork.com.

  8. 8. From Fortress to Fabulous (00:03:14)

    Jason and crew make a work of art in a yard that once resembled a fortress.

  9. 9. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Courtyard

    Learn how to finish a courtyard by installing fence sections along the front wall, then adding stones atop the cap blocks to complete t...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Create a Custom Courtyard

    A courtyard with brick is an easy, colorful way to bring a sense of design and purpose to a yard.

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  11. 11. Hardscape-Heavy Yard Remodel (00:03:15)

    Turning a 'prison yard' into a dream space requires a hardscape-heavy redo.

  12. 12. Private Outdoor Courtyard (03:57)

    The Gwinns' new outdoor living area helps soften noise from a nearby road.

  13. 13. Quirky, Artsy Outdoor Kitchen (00:03:51)

    Jake and Joel build a pergola and outdoor kitchen area for 'quirky' cooks.

  14. 14. Outdoor Season: Perfect Spaces

    Visit DIYNetwork.com for the best outdoor room design tips and project ideas for outdoor rooms, outdoor kitchens and living spaces.

  15. 15. Brick Buying Tips (00:39)

    Dean and Derek offer tips on buying the right bricks for a courtyard.

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