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Grass Alternatives - Keep Off the Grass

Ready to turn your resource-stealing suburban savannah into a low-maintenance oasis? Don't miss these five grass alternatives!<p>Photo: …

Wet weather? Make a rain garden

With no signs of the wet weather relenting, try to capture and reuse run-off in an eye-catching, creative rain garden<p>A few years ago, desert gardens were in vogue as we prepared for blistering hot summers; now rain gardens are widespread and, given our current conditions, they have never been so …

5 Favorites: Stylish Rain Barrels

A drought in California has us carefully considering the ways that we’re planning to approach our gardening this spring and summer. In addition to …

Gardening

Clematis 101 Easy Care Guide

Know Your Clematis Type and When to Prune<p><b>If You Do Not Know the Name of Your Clematis</b> (and therefore do not know which group it belongs to):<br>Assuming …

Altoid Tin, Solar Cell, Some Time = Cool Gadget Charger

<i>Image via Instructables</i><p>Solar cells are getting so easy to come by that making your own gadget charger is far more interesting than buying one of the …

Hack a Mag-Lite to be Rechargeable

Most tools sport rechargeable batteries these days, but there’s no need to toss that old flashlight: just replace the cells with rechargable …

Building a High Pressure Solar Powered Rainwater Irrigation System

Water is free when it's rain, so is sunlight. Why not put the two together and build a sustainable irrigation system - here's how I got it going.<p>In …

Our Favorite Green Moms Share their 'Must-Have' Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Products

The market for green baby items expands on a daily basis -- which is great news for eco-conscious parents -- however, it makes choosing your child's …

Make a portable solar phone charger for $5

Instructables user ASCAS gave us permission to share their project for making a solar-powered phone charger for only $5. It's as small as a …

Gear & Gadgets

8 Great Tool-Storage Solutions

To work safely and efficiently, it's important to keep your tools organized and accessible. That's often easier said than done, but here are eight tool-storage products that can solve chronic tool-clutter problems.<p>To work safely and efficiently, it's important to keep your tools organized and …

VOTO Chargers

Like the PowerPot, Point Source Power’s VOTO chargers convert heat into electricity. It uses biomass-based fuel cells that you leave directly on a …

Gear & Gadgets

Organize Cables with Toilet Paper Tubes

Here’s a handy tip from Instructables user berserk: You may be tidy enough to keep your snake pit of miscellaneous cords, cables, and wires all organized in a single box, but if you want to take your organization to the next level, neatly coil and stow each cord individually inside a toilet paper …