8 DIY Projects for Your Yard This Summer

By Scott Gamm

NEW YORK -- We tend to spend the most time out in our yard during the summer. Maintaining a well-kept yard is undoubtedly a major undertaking and a huge cost. You don't need to be a professional landscaper to spruce up your yard -- nor do you need to break the bank.

From power washing your deck to raising plant beds and building a new fence, what are the step-by-step instructions to accomplish some of the most common yard projects?

MainStreet did some digging to find eight easy do-it-yourself backyard projects all from the design experts themselves.

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