Landscaping & Design

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Outdoor Living At Its Best Web Series: Part 1

In the opening webisode of our Outdoor Living At Its Best web series, we go over the plans for the project with the designer, Catherine Arensberg.

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Backyard of historic house with pile of old bricks.

Southern Romance Project: Episode 10, Landscaping the Yard

Watch the tenth in a 13-part series of web videos on the renovation of a historic Southern home as Phantom Screens CEO Esther De Wolde tackles landscaping the backyard of her house in Mobile, Alabama.

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Raking scattered pine bark mulch back into flower beds.

How to Keep Mulch From Floating Out of Flower Beds

During heavy storms and strong winds, mulch can wash out of planting beds and into your yard, sidewalk, or driveway. Read on for tips on how to keep mulch in place and which types of mulch tend to stay put better than others.

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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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