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Guide to Hardscape Projects

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Find the ideas, project details and buying guides to create a stunning hardscape design for your lawn or garden. Shop Pavers and Retaining Walls.

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Wall Blocks, Pavers and Edging Stones Guide

Learn about the products you can use to build retaining walls, fire pits, planting beds, walkways, patios and other hardscape projects.

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

Give your plain landscape a stunning makeover with a block retaining wall.

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Planning for a Block Retaining Wall

A retaining wall can prevent erosion and create a beautiful, terraced landscape. Use the instructions below to estimate materials for a retaining wall.

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How to Design and Build a Paver Patio

Make a simple backyard beautiful with a paver patio. Learn how to build it yourself and get ideas to personalize your new space.

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How to Design and Build a Paver Walkway

A paver walkway can add an attractive touch to any landscape. Here's any easy way to install a walkway using interlocking paver base panels.

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Planning for a Paver Patio or Walkway

Learn how to calculate estimates for the materials you need to turn your paver patio and walkway ideas into reality.

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Building Walks and Patios with a Concrete Mold

Create an alluring patio or meandering path through your garden with a few, easy steps that can be accomplished in a weekend.

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Lay a Stepping Stone Walkway

With a mix of colorful designs and natural textures, stepping stone walkways can be an attractive addition to any landscape.

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Build a Fire Pit

A backyard fire pit allows you to enjoy your outdoor living area year round, even during winter. Our videos show DIY instructions and three different design options.

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Cut Patio Block

Follow these simple instructions the next time you need to cut patio block for your patio and paver projects.

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Create a Border Using Edging Stones

Stone edging provides a functional solution for outlining patios, walkways, gardens and other landscape elements.

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Build a Patio Block Bench

Build a bench from patio blocks to add an elegant touch to any porch, patio or garden.

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Build a Horseshoe Pit

Your family will enjoy hours of fun in your backyard with this horseshoe pit that you can build using wall block.

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Do-It-Yourself Stone Raised Flower Bed

Create a raised flower bed using flagstone wall block to define spaces in your lawn or garden.

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Outdoor Project Calculators

Learn how much concrete, mulch, grass seed or fertilizer you need for your next lawn and garden or landscaping project.

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Better Living Design in the Landscape

Inviting and inclusive are ways to describe a universal design landscape that can be enjoyed and used by all. Keep these points in mind when planning your landscape.

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