Outdoor Living Ideas and Projects - Project Guides

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An outdoor grill station built around a komodo-style grill.
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How to Build an Outdoor Grill Station


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Build an outdoor grill station to house your Kamado-style grill and grilling supplies

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How to Hang a Chain-Link Gate


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to assemble and hang a chain-link gate for your fence

A front yard featuring a flag hanging from a flagpole
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Flagpole Installation


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Install a flagpole in your yard for a year-round display piece

A privacy wall in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build an Outdoor Privacy Wall


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Build a beautiful wall on your patio or deck for privacy and decor

Water drains from a downspout into an uncovered rain barrel.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Rain Barrel


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Build your own rain barrel to collect water for irrigating your garden and other uses

A bubbling hot tub sits on a shady patio.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire a Hot Tub


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Protect your hot tub by connecting it to its own dedicated breaker panel

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How to Build a Picnic Table


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Show off your DIY skills by building your own picnic table for endless outdoor fun

The exterior of a home illuminated by motion sensor lights
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How to Reset a Motion Sensor Light


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

When units fail, a reset is usually required to get them up and running right again

Making Basket Weave Fence
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How to Make a Basket Weave Fence


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

A basket-weave fence delivers a fancier look than standard wood picket fences

Make a Paver Planter
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How to Make a Paver Planter


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Making a paver planter is a fun and easy way to add beauty to your patio

Installing Wood Fence Rails
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How to Install Split Rail Fence


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

This guide will teach you the basics on installing wood fence rails
Learn how to vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Vacuum a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Regularly vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long
How to Clean Brickwork
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How to Clean Bricks


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Use a pressure washer to quickly refresh your home’s exterior
Patch a Lawn with Seed
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How to Patch a Lawn with Seed


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Thin or bare areas of a lawn can be filled in with seed and diligent watering
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How to Build a Fence


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Protect your kids and pets while boosting home security with a new privacy fence
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How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Be properly prepared to eliminate and protect against yellow jackets
a person screws a bulb into an outdoor floodlight with a motion sensor
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Motion Sensor Light


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Add safety & security to your home with an outdoor motion sensor light
Best Decking Pattern and Design
PROJECT GUIDE

Deck Design Ideas


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Choose a design that creates interesting visual effects for your outdoor space
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How to Build Fence Sections


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Save money on your fencing project by building your own fence sections
Decking
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Restore a Deck


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Get a brighter deck with a pressure washer and wood sealant
Maintain Your Weed Trimmer
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Maintain Your Weed Trimmer


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Weed trimmers are a key tool in keeping up your homes curb appeal
Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Lower pH in a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
Create a floating planter display to showcase your favorite plants
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Make a Planter Wall


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Create a floating planter display to showcase your favorite small plants
Turn your backyard into a barbecue with a smoker
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Smoker


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Turn your backyard into a barbeque with a smoker
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