Decks & Patios

Beautify your landscape with lush gardens around your deck or patio. Our inspirational and how-to content on decks and patios is sure to help you decide what to do for your next outdoor project.


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Courtyards
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    Although the walls of an existing courtyard are fixed and the material for them has already been chosen, you can ac...

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Decks
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    Add new life to a ho-hum deck with these fun makeover ideas.

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    Turn your deck into a private, relaxing retreat with these simple tips.

  • Dream Decks

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  • Garden Design for a Deck

    A garden design featuring easy-to-grow shrubs and perennials enhances this deck and helps it blend into the garden.

  • 14 Ways to Improve Your Deck

    Enjoy the outdoors on a well-appointed deck. These 14 ideas will add style, function, and comfort to any deck.

  • How to Add a Deck Planter

    A built-in planter adds permanent beauty to your deck and allows you to accommodate larger, more mature garden spec...

  • Planning a Delightful Deck

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Patios
  • 16 Great Patio Ideas

    If you're looking for ideas to spruce up your patio, check out these tips. Whether you're redoing your patio on a b...

  • Make Your Patio a Destination

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  • Make Your Patio a Perfect Retreat

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  • Patio Amenities

    Furniture, lighting, and accents such as a fountain or plants contribute to the overall look, usefulness, and enjoy...

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  • Planning the Perfect Patio

    The keys to a successful patio are simple: the right place and the right style. Here's how to plan for both.

Planning Decks, Patios, & Outdoor Spaces


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