Awesome aquarium and fish pond ideas for your backyard

Having a pond or aquarium in your backyard doesn’t have to be an expensive project. Glass aquariums are pricey, requires constant maintenance, and are not always attractive especially outdoors. Well, there are other options that are just as visually attractive if not more at a fraction of the price of the conventional aquariums. You can […]

Photos Of Geometrical Plants For People Who Love Symmetry

Geometrical Plants

If you take the time to know more about nature, you’ll be amazed with the many wonders it offers — and this is just one of them. There are plants that double as home decors because of their beauty. One look and you’ll immediately know why. These plants would definitely have you gazing in awe with […]

Recycled Rim BBQ Fire Pit

People love to barbecue. That’s both a generalization and a plain fact.  We all have different reasons for enjoying outdoor cooking and dining. Food cooked over an open fire outdoors is naturally fresher. And a good outdoor grill just makes the entire cooking and dining experience a big event. You might say grilling outdoors is […]

Bare House

Herzliya, Israel – Jacobs -Yaniv Architects Project Year :     2016 Developed Area :     270.0 m2 Photographs :     Amit Geron Bare House is a family home designed to meet the needs of a couple and their two children. The homeowners are architects and it took them 6 long years to finally come up […]

Wishing well planter made from recycled tires

Wishing Well Planter Recycled Tires

Put some magic in your garden with this great décor idea – a wishing well planter made from recycled tires! It’s the perfect addition to your garden and it’s so easy to make. Follow the step-by-step instruction here and you will have your wishing well planter in just a few hours. First, you will have […]

DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse

Looking for a simple project to decorate your yard? Why not make this DIY clay pot lighthouse? This quick project is very easy to do and would only take a couple of hours of your time. You could use a battery-operated light or better yet a solar one for a safe and more inexpensive lighting. It’s a […]

Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful

In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that “Good fences make good neighbours”. It’s a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and […]

The Extraordinary Beauty of Bonsai…

Bonsai Trees

The art of bonsai is a wonderful example of human ingenuity. Bonsai does not refer to a particular type of tree, but rather a gardening technique to make miniature versions of the trees we see in nature. In fact, all tree varieties can be bonsai specimens – as nature herself will sometimes show us, but […]

Trellis From Recycled Materials

Trellis made from old spring bed.

If you are looking for a way to organize or spruce up your  garden, then a trellis would be the thing for you. Trellises come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can differ in their design, purpose, and material. The one thing all have in common is that they will cost you. Need a […]

Beautiful DIY Garden Paths And Inspiration

The Garden Path

Lead me up the garden path 😀 Building a well-designed garden path is a great way to take your visitors for a tour around your yard. It guides them to the areas you want them to see. Your garden path also connects various parts of your garden, giving it a sense of order and cohesiveness. […]

Dry Creek Bed Gardens

Even though Australia has had devastating floods in the last couple of years, it wasn’t long ago that most major cities and towns (big and small) were under major water restrictions. In her wonderful poem “My Country”, Dorothea McKellar, summarised the Australian climate in just one line, as a land “…of droughts and flooding rains”. […]

Eleven interesting garden bed edging ideas

Sometimes it’s great to have your garden edge merge with your lawn, especially if you’re using a groundcover. But, more often than not, a defined edge is a better option. Garden edging defines your garden and also gives you a clean edge to mow up to. If you’re looking for some edging ideas, here’s a […]

Houseplants That Can Survive Your Constant Neglect

Golden Barrel Cactus

No matter how small your home or yard, there are plants that will help to ‘make a house a home’. But if your lifestyle is such that you have little time to care for any plants, we’ve got the answer for you. There are plants that even the ‘brownest’ thumb will have trouble killing. In […]

Look… No Triangles!

Each corbelled bamboo beam member is bolted to the column which helps achieve a rigid frame

By Guest Blogger Munir Vahanvati The use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity. Keeping with our principle of exploring new designs and connections in every project we decided to challenge the notion of using triangulation for structural stability. […]

Outdoor Garden Sink

Outdoor Garden Sink

How many times have you wished you had an outdoor sink? Well, who wouldn’t want one, when it’s so convenient especially when you have outdoor activities! If you’ve been putting it off because you can’t find someone to do it nor have a free weekend to work on it, then this outdoor sink is for you! […]

Practical ways to use gabions

Gabion Used for Outdoor Cooking

Gabions are very strong structures that are typically used for erosion control, road building and military applications. But did you know that you can also use them for many other purposes in your home? First, they were garden walls and fences. But now more and more homeowners are starting to build other things with gabions. And it makes complete sense! Not only are […]

DIY Compost Bin Ideas

DIY Compost Bin Ideas

Anyone who is growing or planning to grow their own produce should be composting as well. This ensures a healthy garden and a bountiful harvest. It’s easy, it’s free and it benefits the environment, too! To get started you’ll need a compost bin, of course! You can buy one but why not make one yourself using repurposed materials you might already have? The right […]

Water Wall Feature Ideas

Water Wall Ideas

The gentle sounds of steadily flowing water is pleasant to the ears and relaxing to an exhausted mind and body. That’s why having a water feature is great if you want a more serene ambiance at home. Now one of the many options you can look at when it comes to water features is a water wall… If […]

The art of wood stacking

Wood Stacking Art

Got a pile of firewood or logs too huge for a firewood holder/rack? Then you might have simply stacked them in one corner of your yard. But there’s a lot more you can do with a heap of wood! You can create several kinds of artwork with a mountain of wood to decorate your backyard. Some require a […]

Privacy Screen Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas

Think your outdoor living area needs a little more privacy? Then here are some great DIY ideas that can isolate your space, yet still allow for the enjoyment of the outdoors! Spending some time to unwind on a well-decorated and furnished yard or patio can be the next best thing to going on a weekend beach getaway — especially […]

Vegetables That Grow Well in a Container or Pot

Vegetables in Container Pots

Vegetable gardens aren’t just for owners with large garden areas or yards. You can also grow your own produce even with a limited space with container gardens! Here’s a list of vegetables and fruits that can definitely grow in pots and other containers… Finding good and fresh vegetables in the market can be very difficult at […]

Space Saving DIY Vertical Gardens

Vertical Garden

Whether you are an apartment dweller, have a small back yard or just want to maximise your growing space, vertical gardens are both beautiful and practical. Vertical planters are installed vertically, usually on a wall or a fence in your backyard. This allows you to grow more produce in a small area. There are lots […]