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How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Gardening

14 DIY Deck Add-Ons That are Seriously Cool

It’s time to turn your blah deck into your summer happy place. These easy add-ons (much cheaper than an entire deck redo) will provide an instant …

Landscaping

27 Cheap DIY Fence Ideas for Your Garden, Privacy, or Perimeter

Are you in need of a fence that doesn’t cost high? Maybe for your backyard, or around your garden, or maybe it is an entire perimeter fence? Well, I …

Landscaping

Composting for Serious Gardeners - Organic Gardening

<i>With more than forty years of experience redefining gardening's boundaries, author Will Bonsall shows how readers can eliminate the use of off-farm</i> …

Gardening

Wood Pellet Grills Are Creating Barbeque Rock Stars

Spring has sprung and for many of us who’ve had to endure a long, cold, miserable winter, it’s time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and dust off that gas grill – or maybe throw it away. Let me explain.<p>A few years ago, I interviewed Noah Glanville, the founder of the Pit Barrel Cooker Company, …

BBQ

What is Efflorescence on Your Stone, Brick or Stucco?

Efflorescence - Deposits on Masonry and Concrete<p>The Definition of Efflorescence on Your Masonry and Stone Surfaces<p>Updated December 10, …

Home Improvement

How To Make Butterfly Garden

More often than not, a flowerbed offers enough space for a small outdoor butterfly garden. In other words, a small backyard offers enough space for …

Gardening

14 Reasons Why Raised Beds Are The Best Way to Garden

Raised bed gardening is not a new concept. Traditional gardeners used to double dig their beds to form rectangular or circular mounds 1-1 ½ ft. high, …

Gardening

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Gardening

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Pick garden containers that fit your taste and space — but ensure they drain properly

I would like to do some container gardening on my patio this year and would like some advice on what kinds of containers to purchase.<p><i>— Jenn Brody, Elk Grove Village</i><p>Garden centers should have a decent selection of containers by now or will have them soon for you to purchase. There are many different …

The Unsung Design Detail that Totally Makes the Room

Of course, new can be nice, but nothing beats the storied charm of old buildings. If you love the look as much as I do, and want to achieve something …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

How To Illuminate Your Yard With Landscape Lighting

There are few things as important as keeping your backyard well illuminated. Your house backyard is the perfect place to retreat to after a hard day …

Photography

Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes - Organic Gardening

Just as there’s no such thing as a perfect garden, there’s no perfect <i>gardener</i> either. We all make mistakes, but, in doing so, we learn which ones …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Provence

For most of us, Provence is a dreamy holiday location. But for gardeners in any arid climate that mimics the dry earth and sun-baked summers of the …

Landscaping

Build a Pergola in Your Backyard with One of These 15 Free Plans

15 Free Pergola Plans<p>Print DIY Pergola Plans for Free<p>Updated November 09, 2017<p>These free pergola plans will help you build that much needed structure …

5 Game-Changing Interior Design Tips From One of LA’s Freshest New Stu | GQ

Kickstart your spring redesign with patterns, color, and boldness courtesy of Work + Sea.<p>Making a home that’s thoughtful, understated, and individual takes some patience and, honestly, it might take some help. Michael Woodcock and Lara Apponyi of Work + Sea, a LA-based interior design firm, are …

11 Space-Saving Indoor Bike Storage Solutions

(Image credit: Knife & Saw)<p>Finding space-savvy ways to store your beloved bicycle can be difficult. While some are blessed with ample entryways or …

DIY- Raised Beds for Your Garden - Quiet Corner

We made three 8×3 raised beds from pressure-treated wood. Pressure-Treated is cheap, easy to use but conflicting info about it’s use for food …

This app is your new gardening best friend

Whether you are new to gardening or find it difficult to remember the names of plants, there is now an app that can make it all a lot easier.<p>B&Q have …

Find the Best Spots for Houseplants In Your Home With the "Shadow Trick"

If you want to brighten up your home with some lush greenery, it’s important to consider what level of lighting those houseplants will need. This …

Gardening

Indoor Herbs are Better Than Houseplants

Herbs work harder than your ordinary houseplants. Not content at just being decorative, they bring fragrance to the room and flavor to the food. As a …

The Ultimate Guide to Gorgeous Garden Design

I think you’ll agree when I say: <b>Garden design can be overwhelming!</b> <br>In this <b>ultimate guide</b> to garden design you will find <b>easy</b> to follow, <b>step-by-step</b> …

This low-tech gravity-fed watering system is based on an ancient irrigation technique

<b>Clayola Egypt's low-tech watering setup can keep your houseplants or garden watered when you're away.</b><p>The use of unglazed terracotta pots, also known …

9 Apps to Help You Grow the Perfect Spring Garden

Indoor plants are the newest Instagram trend that we’re totally having fun with this spring — I mean, who wouldn’t want to curate a chic plant *shelfie*and get creative with DIY planters! But while we’re all about adding a little green to our living rooms, we’ve decided to take things up a notch …

Apps

11 Best Backyard Landscaping Ideas of 2017

Don’t think of it as a backyard. Behind your house lies a wild meadow, a night-sky dining room, a mysterious path, or even an open-air art gallery. …

Landscaping

The Gardenista 100: Best Elevated Planter Boxes

Garden in a box. To kick off our new Gardenista 100 guide to the hundred best garden and outdoor products for 2015, we’ve rounded up our favorite …

Landscaping

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Gate Latches

Gate latches need to stand up to weather and rough handling, as well as to the scrutiny of aesthetically inclined neighbors. Here is our roundup of …

Woodworking