Fine Gardening member nmahanay's back yard wasn't used by humans. Then, about 8 months ago nmahanay & co. decided to build a deck back there, and that was the beginning of the end of the back yard as doggie domain. All the work was DIY and 'totally worth it' as per the owner. It was transformed into a place that nmahanay never wanted be to a place where s/he only want to be. That, alone, is evidence of the makeover's success. Click here to see more pictures of the makeover.