A DIY Concrete Block Planter & Bar
We’ve featured several DIY cinder block planters — they’re great because the blocks are inexpensive, easy to come by, and customizable. Reader Kristen was inspired by our posts, but decided to take the idea one step further by making a planter and bar using concrete blocks, along with many other salvaged materials.Kristen from The Hunted Interior was doing some work on her deck and decided it needed an outdoor bar.
How to Lay a Paver Patio | Today's Homeowner
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to lay a paver patio in your yard, from choosing the right pavers to laying and filling joints with sand.
How to install brick edging in your garden
How to install brick edging in your garden: Learn to install classic brick garden edging—it's easy to maintain and looks beautiful!
How to Build a Stone Fire Ring
Build this simple, attractive stone fire pit ring with retaining wall stone surrounded by flagstone, creating the perfect spot for family gatherings.
How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger
We'll show you how to build a retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base.
Terracing has historically been the best way to deal with slopes, which can be difficult and even dangerous to maintain. A terraced landscape is created by building a series of retaining walls, allowing space for level beds or lawns. From stone and brick for traditional gardens to concrete, metal and railroad ties for contemporary landscape designs, we have a wide choice of materials to create retaining walls, but the plantings are what can really add style to the terrace.