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Landscaping & Design

Completed stackable block retaining wall in front of house.

Building a DIY Block Retaining Wall

Building a stackable block retaining wall makes a great do-it-yourself project, though it does require a good bit of physical labor and some heavy lifting. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.

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Fence built on sloping ground with planters.

How to Build a Fence on a Slope

Building a fence on a slope can be challenging since the posts and pickets remain plumb regardless of the slope of the ground below it. Read on for tips on how to build a fence on unlevel ground.

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Completed budget curb appeal home makeover project house.

Budget Curb Appeal Home Makeover Project

Find out how we made a big difference in the look of the outside of this house by adding a stepping stone walk, painting the entry door, cleaning the brick, and landscaping the front yard.

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String trellis attached to fence.

How to Make a DIY String Trellis for Your Garden

See how to make a simple DIY trellis for your garden from string. Watch this video to find out more.

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Positioning stepping stone in hole

Tips on Installing Stepping Stones in Your Yard

Stepping stones are an inexpensive and attractive way to create a path through your yard. Watch this video for tips on how to install stepping stones.

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Building a deck.

Adding a Deck and Landscaping the First Time Homeowner House

Watch this video to see how we installed a pressure treated wood deck, landscaped the yard, and added a crushed limestone driveway to our First Time Homeowner house.

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Danny Lipford in front of completed Kuppersmith project house renovation

Kuppersmith Home Renovation Project 12: Landscaping

The Kuppersmith home renovation project follows the extensive renovation of a two-story, Tudor style home built in 1926 in Mobile, Alabama. In the twelfth of our 13-part series, we landscape the yard, finish the garage floor, and install entry locks on the house.

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Danny Lipford standing in front of the Kuppersmith project house garage.

Kuppersmith Home Renovation Project 7: Lot and Countertops

The Kuppersmith home renovation project follows the extensive renovation of a two-story, Tudor style home built in 1926 in Mobile, Alabama. In the seventh of our 13-part series, we grade the lot and install the kitchen countertops.

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