Landscaping

  • Design and Build a Wood Deck for a Pergola Base

    Get 10 carpenters in a room and you’ll probably get 10 ways to build and detail a pergola. However, when it comes to the pergola’s base—what our furniture and feet touch every time we enter the cross-hatched shadows of the posts, girders and rafters—it’s safe to say everybody in the pretend group will opt for a hardscape. Cementitious or blue […]

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  • Build A Gas Fire Pit In 10 Steps

    A fire pit is a great way to enjoy time outside. This easy DIY project is great for all skill levels and customizable to your own backyard or patio. It can be built in grass, on concrete, or patio pavers. Gather around a warm and cozy fire with family and friends to create memories that will last a lifetime. Time: […]

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  • John Marshall Named President & CEO of Earthway Products

    BRISTOL, Indiana, U.S.A. — John Marshall has been named President & CEO for Earthway Products Incorporated. Mr. Marshall comes to Earthway with experience in operations, product development, strategic business development, sales and customer support from the agriculture, control systems, and commercial vehicle industries. He has most recently held senior level positions in the areas of sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and […]

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  • Stones & Pavers for Outdoor Projects

    A Natural Look for your Backyard Retreat By Mark Clement The look of stone is just as natural as grass and trees, making stone building materials a favorite choice for outdoor construction projects. Stone is durable, weatherproof and complements the outside environment when converting your backyard to an entertainment area. Companies such as Keystone Hardscapes, Pavestone and Oldcastle offer stones […]

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  • Creative Metalwork to Decorate your Yard

    By Blair Weilnau Building your own backyard oasis is simple with a plasma cutter and welding machine. With these machines, you can fix your broken metal gate, build a trellis for your garden or create customized backyard art. Intricate furniture and one-of-a-kind sculptures can be easily designed, welded and pieced together to create unique outdoor living spaces. With a plasma […]

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  • Your Lawn Questions Answered

    Over the past 15 years, Extreme How-To has been asked for a lot of lawn-care advice. In this article we’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions, along with answers from lawn-care experts, to give you a grab-and-go primer for preparing your lawn for the green season. When should I begin feeding my lawn for spring? Winter is like a long […]

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  • Build a Circular Raised Garden Bed

                  By Mark Clement Inspired by Stonehenge, I call this project Plant-henge. I love projects that combine carpentry and landscaping; cool layout, dirt, big changes and my chainsaw. I get to use mac-daddy tools and make a year-round impact on my landscape. Part of my design goal here was creating visual texture while filling […]

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  • Pro Tips for Landscape Edging

                  A home’s landscaping should have clean lawn lines with sharp borders and have well defined bed areas and walkways. Landscape edging adds crisp, clean lines that define the spaces and makes the difference between a good landscape and a great one. A great choice for homeowners is aluminum edging, and an easy installation […]

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  • Tools and Tips for Springtime Yard Care

                    Once your yard wakes up from the winter, you’ll have a lot of outdoor work on your hands. Here are some new tools to help shape up your landscape for the growing season. Black & Decker 60V MAX EasyFeed String Trimmer For cordless power and control, the new 60V MAX trimmer/edger offers […]

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  • Create an Environmentally Friendly Backyard

                    Using natural materials and local resources can help you help the environment. By Charlie Jourdain Homeowners today pour a lot of energy and study into ways they can make their homes more environmentally friendly. Yet when it comes to maximizing the features that make the most of their environmental opportunities, many forget […]

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