Patio & Garden

  1. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree

    Healthy Christmas tree farm

    There’s nothing like the scent of a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree to put you in the holiday spirit. While a live tree is slightly higher maintenance than an artificial one, as long as you take care of it, the natural tree will provide authentic h

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  2. Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

    Low-maintenance landscaping for hot and dry environments
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  3. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree

    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  4. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter

    DIY large modern raised planter
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  5. How to Build an Outdoor Daybed with Side Table

    DIY outdoor daybed with side table

    This DIY has been an amazing addition to my backyard seating area. I love to LOUNGE at the end of the day and kick my feet up, so this build is perfect for just that. With the weather getting warmer, its the perfect time to add this to your own home!

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  6. How to Build an Outdoor Concrete Coffee Table

    DIY outdoor concrete coffee table

    Hi, friends! I finally tackled a concrete project! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time and my backyard mini flip with True Value seemed like the perfect time to do so!

    Materials

    • 1 - 2' x 4 ' melamine
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  7. How to Build a Kids' Tree Bench

    DIY kids' tree bench

    This little bench was a fun addition to our backyard and my boys love having it! I strongly suggest you read the entire blog before jumping in. Especially with projects like this, because chances are that your tree circumference is going to be different

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  8. How to Plant Roses

    Planting new rose garden

    Roses have a reputation, not only as favorite flowers of many, but as high-maintenance perennials that require a lot of attention and care. However, they don’t have to be seen as a beautiful burden. As long as they are planted and cared for correctly,

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  9. Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Gardens

    Purple tulips blooming in spring garden

    Best Bulbs To Plant In Fall

    Bulbs that are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring are known as spring bulbs or hardy bulbs. There are several types to choose from, including these popular choices:

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  10. How to Plant Nursery Plants Outdoors

    Woman carrying shrub to plant outdoors

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance the appearance of your yard is by adding plants, shrubs and trees. So, if you're looking to add some color or a little shade, here are some great, simple landscaping and gardening ideas, as well as

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  11. How to Grow a Vertical Vegetable Garden

    Vertical vegetable garden on backyard patio

    You don’t have to own a large plot of land or even a yard to grow a vegetable garden. You only need a little bit of space to grow your plants upward instead of outward—in a vertical garden. Vertical gardens maximize space and can turn a corner

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  12. How to Water Your Lawn & Plants Effectively

    Garden hose spraying roses and landscaping

    You don’t have to be an expert gardener to know that plants require water to thrive and survive. But how do you know if you’re giving them too much or too little water, or even watering your plants properly? Different types of plants, whether grass, tre

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  13. How to Build a DIY Window Planter

    Wooden window planter box filled with flowers

    Flower boxes aren't just for the outdoors — they add life and color to any room in your house. Building an indoor planter box yourself is a fun weekend project and you will enjoy the results for years to come.

    Plan Your Indoor Window Planter

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  14. How to Build a Simple Indoor Greenhouse with Your Kids

    Growing plants in mini-greenhouse made of plastic cups

    Whether you’re trying to extend your growing season or simply want to enjoy gardening with your children when it’s not seasonal enough to work outside, creating and maintaining a simple indoor greenhouse is a fun DIY activity for the whole family to

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  15. How to Care for Indoor Plants

    House plants on window sill

    When it's cold outside and you're missing the sunshine and greenery of warmer weather, liven up your home's interior with indoor plants. Houseplants brighten up rooms, complement your décor and make the air inside your house fresher and healthier.

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  16. How to Grow an Herb Garden & Dry Herbs

    Fresh dried oregano herbs

    If you love to cook then you’re no doubt familiar with the different varieties of herbs. If you’re also a gardener, why not grow and dry your own herbs to help make delicious meals? This project will show you how.

    Step 1: Choose Herbs for You

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  17. Creative Ideas for Decorative Indoor Landscaping

    Ferns decorating vintage cabinet

    As with the exterior of your home, plants and flowers can enhance the interior environment of your living space. Anywhere you can keep the temperature above 65 degrees fahrenheit and provide ambient light is ideal for growing indoor plants that will add

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  18. How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round

    Repotting poinsettias on deck

    Aside from a Christmas tree, nothing says “holidays” like poinsettias. A beloved holiday tradition both for decoration and gift giving, poinsettias also make attractive indoor plants all year long. You don’t have to throw them out with your tree when

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  19. How to Repot Your Plant

    How to Repot Your Plant

    Does it seem like your houseplants look "sick and tired"? It might be time to repot them, a simple do-it-yourself project you can do in an afternoon.

    When to Repot

    Over time, your plants' soil loses essential nutrients and the ability to

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  20. Too Cold to Garden? Start Seeds Indoors for Spring

    Seedlings sprouting in plastic potting containers

    While it may be cold outside, you can still enjoy your love of gardening by starting seeds inside your home in preparation for the warm weather ahead. Keep reading to find out how to grow seeds indoors, when to start and what you’ll need.

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  21. Backyard Privacy Ideas

    Backyard enclosed by fence and landscaping

    Our homes are our indoor sanctuaries, providing privacy and solace from the hectic day-to-day world. The backyard should be no different. Creating a private, tranquil outdoor space where you can relax with family and guests without intrusion isn’t

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  22. How to Build a Retaining Wall

    Garden retaining wall winding through landscape

    A retaining wall is a functional and fashionable way to create a level area on a slope for a flower garden or to prevent erosion on a sloped landscape. Building and installing one is a great do-it-yourself project that can turn a previously unused hill

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  23. How to Clean a Bird Feeder

    Goldfinch on clean bird feeder filled with seeds

    You’ve made your backyard the place to be for local birds by installing a bird feeder or two. If you don’t keep the feeders clean though, you risk causing the spread of disease and illness amongst the bird population your family enjoys watching. Keep bir

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  24. Organize Your Garden with Plant Markers & Signs

    Hand-made plant signs for vegetable garden

    Winter may not be the time to be outside gardening, but it is a good time to be indoors completing a do-it-yourself project that will help you organize your garden when the weather breaks.

    Making plant markers can help you plan your garden by

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