From growing lawns and planting trees to putting in stone walkways or water elements, readers will discover the right way to create the garden, lawn, and home of their dreams in straightforward steps. Change your yard or garden from ordinary to beautiful with the help of these easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips. Color pictures and diagrams that accompany the text will help you to visualize exactly how you want your yard to be. The clear and concise steps show you the correct way to transform your home's exterior areas. Whether you're planning to renovate an existing garden or start from scratch, you'll learn how to make the most of your space effectively and attractively. Taking you step-by-step from the planning stages to the completion of your outdoor DIY projects, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to making your dream garden a reality. You'll find the answers to all your landscaping questions along with lashings of inspiration for your outside home improvements. Topics include those related to safety and practical matters as well as aesthetic and decorative touches. You'll learn the correct ways to: *Prepare soil for planting *Plant trees and flowers *Install water features, like fountains and ponds *Build paths and stone walkways *Use bricks in your outdoor designs *Grow luscious lawns *Lay paving and use concrete *Erect and use trellises *Resolve drainage problems *Secure your property with walls and fences *Fit gates for easy access *Design an eye-catching patio *Make flower beds *And much more! It's easy to turn your garden into a relaxing and beautiful place for fun, relaxation, and leisure.