5 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Transform Your Landscape

Updating your outdoor space has never been easier! The unique shape of the Tango™ lawn-and-garden project block allows you to create columns, seat and freestanding walls, battered or vertical retaining walls, planters, edging and more!


Tango™ lawn-and-garden project block

Here are 5 DIY landscape projects — all installed with the project block and the accent products of your choice — to transform your home’s landscape.

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1. Columns. Columns can be used as standalone home exterior features or as a finishing touch to seat walls and garden walls. They’re a great place to showcase potted plants or house numbers, or to wire light fixtures.

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Retaining walls

2. Retaining walls. A retaining wall is built to retain soil — and is a wise solution for any homeowner looking to add usable space to a sloped yard. Plants, flowers and rocks can help unify the wall with its natural surroundings; caps and other accents offer a custom look.


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3. Privacy screening. Freestanding walls are an inviting feature that can easily be added onto existing paver patios. Bonus: The wall’s top surface can also act as a place to rest refreshments, games and other fare and ware during outdoor gatherings.

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4. Planters. Whether to add vertical interest to a lawn or to help keep rabbits and other garden invaders away, the Tango project block can be used to make a beautiful and lasting home for herb, flower or vegetable gardens.

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Landscape edging

5. Landscape edging. The versatile Tango project block can also be used as an edger, which means it can accent any of the features above or be used alone to define flower beds, walkways and patios.

Which of these projects would you use to transform your backyard? Tell us about it in the comments below, or visit our Where to Buy tool to find the Tango project block retailer near you.


Workshops for Do-It-Yourself Homeowners

Updated May 2015 Whether you’re a seasoned outdoors do-it-yourselfer or digging into landscaping for the first time (pun intended), there are plenty of opportunities around the Twin Cities and beyond to help you brush up on your skills for the 2015 season — or even learn a new one. DIY_installation_ill Tango™ Lawn-and-Garden Project Block Installation Demonstrations At: Select Mills Fleet Farm locations. About: Learn how to build a variety of hardscape elements, including columns, seat walls and retaining walls, using the Tango project block. Contact store location for more details.

Mills Fleet Farm, Appleton, WI

  • Thursday, April 9th – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mills Fleet Farm, Mankato, MN

  • Saturday, May 30th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mills Fleet Farm, Lakeville, MN

  • Friday, May 29th – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 30th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mills Fleet Farm, Fergus Falls, MN

  • Friday, June 12th – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

       Mills Fleet Farm, Fargo, ND

  • Saturday, June 13th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mills Fleet Farm, Waupaca, WI

  • Friday, June 12th – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

       Mills Fleet Farm, Menomonie, WI

  • Saturday, June 13th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Installing Concrete Retaining Walls Workshop At: Hedberg Landscape and Masonry Supplies, Farmington, MN. About: Click here for event details and registration.

  • Wednesday, April 29th – 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27th – 5 to 7 p.m.

Installing an Outdoor Fire Pit At: Gertens, Inver Grove Heights, MN. About: Click here for event details and registration.

  • Saturday, April 11th – 11 a.m.

Paving and Wall Installation Tips At: Bachmans on Lyndale, Minneapolis, MN. About: Click here for event details and registration.

  • Saturday, May 23rd – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 6th – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Other Events For budding (and veteran) green thumbs, Northern Gardener magazine has a calendar of this season’s plant shows and sales and educational events. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest homeowner events and other Anchor news.