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Top 100 Hardscaping Projects

  1. 76. 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.

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  2. 77. How To Construct a Retaining Wall

    Learn how to add structure to an outdoor space with a retaining wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 78. How to Stamp and Color Concrete Steppers

    Concrete doesn't have to look like a sidewalk – it's actually one of the most versatile building materials.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 79. Ladies' Backyards (00:01:52)

    Female homeowners' drab backyards are upgraded to sexy outdoor retreats.

  5. 80. 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
  6. 81. How to Build Redwood and Stone Steps

    Create easy — and attractive — hillside access with a snazzy set of steps made from redwood, ledge stone and crushed rock.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 82. Tudor vs. Japanese (04:26)

    An English Tudor escape faces off against a Japanese hideaway retreat.

  8. 83. Copper Garden Border

    Learn how to edge garden beds with copper tubing, from DIY Network.

  9. 84. How To Build a Retaining Wall with a Terrace

    Integrate stone steps and a stone retaining wall into a challenging backyard slope to make the space more usable.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 85. How to Build a Brick Garden Wall

    A freestanding decorative brick wall will add style and function to your yard .

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  11. 86. Desperate Landscapes Transformed

    Five homes go from drab to fab, thanks to some expert DIY landscaping.

  12. 87. Budget-Friendly Deck (00:01:53)

    Not even a tight budget can prevent the enlarging of a way-too-small deck.

  13. 88. Tiki Terrace Transformation (00:01:27)

    An unused, rotting deck is transformed into a tiki-themed party terrace.

  14. 89. How to Build a Redwood Arbor

    This elegantly shaped arbor does a great job of defining an entrance to a space or drawing the eye to a favorite garden feature.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 90. Floating Decks (00:01:06)

    The crew builds a pair of decks that appear to float above a manmade creek.

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