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41 How-Tos From Yard Crashers

  1. 1. How to Create a Mosaic Patio

    Using stone, pebbles, decomposed granite and dry mortar, you can build a patio surface that's uniquely yours.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. How to Make a Concrete Fire Feature

    Instead of throwing out an old fire pit, reuse the metal bowl. By creating a square concrete frame and filling it with gravel, you can ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. 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 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. How to Create Sunken Walkway Planters

    Half-sunken containers add height and interest to a garden bed.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Make Over a Flower Bed

    Uproot messy plants and replace them with a fun variety of plants boxed in by a formal mini-hedge.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How To Lay New Sod

    A quick fix to a dead landscape is instant green sod. Just a few rolls make a vibrant green carpet.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Build a Freestanding Arbor Swing

    A freestanding arbor frame can support a store-bought swing or the custom model below.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. 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 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How To Make a Decorative Fabric Fence

    Learn how to build custom fabric screens to boost privacy and add style to a new patio.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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About This Show

You never know what you'll be bringing home from the home improvement store. You go in for grass seed but come home with new patio chairs and a bag of cement. If you're lucky enough, you could also bring home a professional landscape contractor. On DIY Network's Yard Crashers, expert Ahmed Hassan waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use his help. Once he finds his target, Ahmed and his team follow the surprised shoppers home and completely transform their yards.

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