Decks & Patios
How to Build a Patio by Laying Paving Slabs on Sand
Laying paving slabs on dry mix for beginners. I provide step-by-step instructions with my own photos for laying the concrete paving slabs on sand to make a walkway. Learn how to make a patio or garden walkway on concrete in your own back yard.
How to Fit Waterproof LED RGB Strip Lights for Decking
Quick guide for installing waterproof multi-coloured LED strip lighting around decking, lawns and gardens. Tips on laying the cables and protecting electrics from the weather.
How to Use a Nilfisk Pressure Washer in the Garden
I purchased the Nilfisk pressure washer to clean my decking prior to re-oiling it. Now I use it to clean all manner of other items around my garden.
Polymeric Sand: What It Is and How to Use It
Polymeric sand effectively fills and interlocks joints between paving units. Read on to determine if this paver joint sand solution is the one for your next outdoor pavement project. Learn about what a polymer is, its history, and how to use this dry joint sand stabilizer.
How to Create Shade in a Hot Conservatory Using Shade Sails
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
7 Types of Outdoor Decking Materials
If you are dreaming of an outdoor deck to enjoy neighborhood barbeques and family gatherings, you’ve come to the right place. Start by familiarizing yourself with the different types of decking materials available today. This is the first step in making that backyard deck dream a reality!
How to Lay Pavers for a Patio: Fixing a Brick Patio Yourself
If you have a brick paver patio and it is uneven or sloping, fix it yourself for a fraction of the cost. You don't have to be a professional to do a professional job.
How to Build a Patio Cover With a Corrugated Metal Roof
Here's how I built a patio cover for my own house along with pictures I took for the permit inspector to make the approval inspection go smoothly.
How to Clean a Bare, Unfinished Cedar Wood Deck With Dish Soap
Clean a bare cedar deck the green way: with biodegradable liquid dish soap that is flora- and fauna-friendly—safe for kids and pets, too! Just soak, scrub with a deck brush, and rinse. Works great!