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Yard & Landscape Improvements

Lawns, trees, walkways, plants—yard and garden areas are critical to the beauty and usefulness of a home. These are, after all, the elements that bring nature into our daily lives.

In this family of articles, we look at buying, building, and maintaining the many elements that makeup a home’s yard and landscape. Pick a section below to dig deeper.

How to Install Outdoor Lighting

Thanks to low-voltage systems that are commonly available at home improvement centers, installing outdoor lighting is an easy weekend project. See more about installing outdoor lighting...

How to Build a Gazebo

Step-by-step instructions for building a gazebo, from the ground up.
Read more about building a gazebo…

Keep Your Wood Deck from Rotting

Clean out the debris that clogs spaces between deck boards, using a putty knife or a laminate scoring tool like the one shown here.
Read more about deck cleaning…