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While the outdoor living trend continues to grow, many homeowners are electing to do projects themselves – and opting for simple and cost-effective outdoor improvements.

According to a 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) survey of residential landscape architects, larger scale projects such as outdoor kitchens remain popular, but the appeal of more basic projects homeowners can perform themselves has increased.

Here are some of the projects homeowners are interested in tackling this year that could be done over a weekend and on a budget:

• Ornamental water features such as fountains or splash pools – 86.7 percent.

• Decks – 83 percent

• Fencing (includes gates) – 82.9 percent.

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If your to-do list includes any of these improvement-related projects, here’s what you need to know to get some of them done in just one weekend.

While the outdoor living trend continues to grow, many homeowners are electing to do projects themselves – and opting for simple and cost-effective outdoor improvements.

According to a 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) survey of residential landscape architects, larger scale projects such as outdoor kitchens remain popular, but the appeal of more basic projects homeowners can perform themselves has increased.

Here are some of the projects homeowners are interested in tackling this year that could be done over a weekend and on a budget:

• Ornamental water features such as fountains or splash pools – 86.7 percent.

• Decks – 83 percent

• Fencing (includes gates) – 82.9 percent.

If your to-do list includes any of these improvement-related projects, here’s what you need to know to get some of them done in just one weekend.

While the outdoor living trend continues to grow, many homeowners are electing to do projects themselves – and opting for simple and cost-effective outdoor improvements.

According to a 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) survey of residential landscape architects, larger scale projects such as outdoor kitchens remain popular, but the appeal of more basic projects homeowners can perform themselves has increased.

Here are some of the projects homeowners are interested in tackling this year that could be done over a weekend and on a budget:

• Ornamental water features such as fountains or splash pools – 86.7 percent.

• Decks – 83 percent

• Fencing (includes gates) – 82.9 percent.

If your to-do list includes any of these improvement-related projects, here’s what you need to know to get some of them done in just one weekend.