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Potting table

Easy Gardening Ideas: Set Up a Potting Bench

Keeping garden tools and supplies tidy and handy can be a challenge if you don’t have a dedicated space such as a shed or greenhouse. Fortunately, it takes…

Finished-pond-side-view

DIY Garden Project: Building a Pond, Part 4

We did it! From start to finish, it took roughly two weeks to turn a ho-hum backyard into a beguiling oasis complete with a landscaped pond and new patio….

DIY Garden Project: Building a Pond, Part 3

Our pond is set up and ready for everything that makes it work, ties it to the home, and enhances the landscape. The power we need runs through…

DIY Garden Project: Building a Pond, Part 2

Digging the hole is only the beginning of our pond project. Now it’s time to place and connect all the components that will turn this crater into a…

The crew digs around the tree stump

DIY Garden Project: Building an In-Ground Pond

There’s nothing like the soothing sound of water to add a relaxed atmosphere to a backyard. A pond welcomes wildlife, supports aquatic plants, and helps to mask the…

Mosaic steppingstone

Make a Mosaic Steppingstone

Piece by piece, press chipped china and tattered tiles into service to add color and whimsy in the great outdoors. Here are the steps to get you through…

Mosaic sea mural

Easy DIY Garden Decor: Make a Mosaic

When life hands you broken china, make a mosaic. Glass, stones, ceramics and a little bit of grout make an ordinary piece something special for your garden or…

Garden edging with old bowling balls

Easy Garden Ideas: Repurposed Edging

Banish the bricks. Pitch the plastic. Toss the railroad ties. Instead, frame your garden with unexpected edging options that express your personality and keep the rest of the plants (including…

Outdoor Rooms: A Bungalow Porch Makeover

This bare-bones porch went from lackluster to lovely on a budget. Luckily, a pretty porch only takes a little vision, some massed containers of plants, and a few…