Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Retaining Wall

How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be a great way not only to help with erosion and water drainage, but also to create beautiful, usable garden space. And thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, this project can be completed in a weekend.
This home had low maintenance changes for an exterior upgrade

Low-Maintenance Exterior Updates for Your Home

This house, owned by Barker and Susan Stein, is located in Fairhope, Alabama, a beautiful bayfront town on the Gulf Coast. The downside of this location is the threat of hurricanes. There are also some...

Dressing Up a Blank Backyard

Tom and Lauren's backyard was bare, but now it has a paver patio with a pergola, swing set, picnic table and lush landscaping.
Shrubs planted on a hillside

How to Plant Trees and Shrubs on a Slope

Planting on a slope? Take these 6 steps to ensure your landscaping grows strong.
landscape-light

How to Install Landscape Lights

Want to add ambiance to your yard? Add landscape lighting — it's easier than you may think!

Backyard Becomes Awesome Playground

Travis and Jessica need a place where their four small children can play. Danny and Chelsea have a plan.

How to Trim Out-of-Reach Trees

Here's how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.
Solar light, planted in a flower bed

5 Easy Ways to Incorporate Solar Lighting into Your Exterior Design

Solar-powered lights are a low-maintenance way to add ambience to your home. That's because they require just one power source: the sun.

How to Remove Standing Water in Your Yard with a French Drain

Standing water in your yard is an eyesore and can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Installing a French drain is a great way to remove standing water from your yard. Watch this video to find out how to construct a French drain.