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Top 100 Hardscaping Projects

  1. 61. How to Build an Obstacle Course

    In this project, old tires are recycled into a fabulous backyard obstacle course.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 62. Decking Defines Spaces (00:01:52)

    Decking is used to define separate spaces in this formerly lackluster yard.

  3. 63. Desperation Turnaround: America's Most Desperate Landscape 2012

    Jason Cameron and the Desperate Landscapes crew undertake their year's toughest makeover challenge at the end of their search for Ameri...

  4. 64. 10 Things You Must Know About Ponds

    DIY experts offer tips for maintaining a pond in a backyard.

  5. 65. How to Install a Stone Paver Walkway

    Pavers with natural stone texture make a great looking walkway.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 66. Aquatic Dining Made Elegant (01:23)

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

  7. 67. 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 ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 68. 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
  9. 69. 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
  10. 70. 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. 71. 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
  12. 72. 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:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  13. 73. 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
  14. 74. Landscaping Tips for Allergy Sufferers

    See how smart plant choices and select hardscaping tricks from DIY Network can help reduce allergens in your outdoor space.

  15. 75. How to Build a Bordered Gravel Patio

    This posh patio bordered with and filled with gravel is moderately challenging to build, but easy to maintain and a snap to change to a...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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