DIY Network

How to Build a Short Retaining Wall

This 2' retaining wall is a great architectural element that also serves a purpose -- to keep dirt from a sloping yard from going into ...

DIY Network/Topics /

Hardscaping

Top 100 Hardscaping Projects

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

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

  2. 2. Waterfront Luxury (02:09)

    Forget rickety boathouses! Lakeside living has taken a turn for the luxe!

  3. 3. Manmade Tiered Waterfall (01:29)

    Recirculated river water flows over this towering (and manmade) waterfall.

  4. 4. Dream Pools Become Reality (01:45)

    Check out the breathtaking pools that grace these homeowners' backyards.

  5. 5. How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    A dry-stack stone retaining wall not only holds back the earth, it adds beauty to a landscape.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. How to Build a Gate

    A wood picket gate is a beautiful addition to any yard.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Build a Fieldstone Planting Wall

    If you have an old timber-framed planting bed, consider swapping it out with an attractive field stone wall.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Create a Compacted Rock Patio

    Not only is this new patio a great outdoor living area, it's an easy-to-install, compacted-rock project that doesn't use even a dribble...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Install a Lighted Stone Walkway

    Use this DIY kit to create a walkway with a warm and inviting glow.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. 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 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. How To Create a Play Area

    This new play area is padded with rubber mulch and outlined with plants. Edging keeps the rubber mulch out of the new sod.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Install an Outdoor Water Feature

    If you have little kids in the house, a shallow water feature may be the way to go.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  14. 14. How to Build a Pathway

    A simple yet attractive path will transform a property.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  15. 15. How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

    Self-stacking concrete blocks make building a sturdy retaining wall a much simpler DIY project.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
« Previous  123...67Next »

Advertisement