Landscaping

How to restore an old or neglected wood deck

Reclaiming a Worn Out Deck

A wood deck that has seen better days can still be restored to a beautiful and functional space.  With some hard work and the right supplies, you can make it u...
Learn how to use the 6 principles of art to design your garden or landscape

Principles of Garden Design

Use the principles of design to make your garden look beautiful and well-designed. Create proportion, emphasis, balance, movement, rhythm, and unity in your lan...
Save water and money with a DIY rain barrel

DIY Rain Barrel

A rain barrel is wonderful for saving rainwater to water plants later. It’s also an easy DIY home project. All of the rain we’ve gotten this year has bee...
An irrigation timer makes watering plants easy and convenient

The Irrigation Timer

An irrigation timer is a must-have for my garden so I can set it and forget about watering the plants myself. The timer gives them just the right amount of wate...

Build a Beautiful Garden Box

With just a few fence boards, we built a beautiful 2-foot tall, wood garden box for just under $20. We have the perfect spot for a vegetable garden. It’s s...
How to build a small retaining wall

A Small Retaining Wall

A small retaining wall can prevent erosion and can add to the design of your backyard landscape. Are you starting to plan your yard improvement projects for...

Retaining Wall on a Slope

We built a retaining wall on the slope behind our house to give us more usable space, and it opened up our backyard and gave us a lot more room. Half of our...