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 […]

Space Saving DIY Vertical Gardens

Vertical Garden

Whether you are an apartment dweller, have a small backyard, or just want to maximize 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 of […]

Raised Garden Bed Projects

Raised garden beds do offer a lot of benefits for gardeners. It makes tending to greens more convenient, especially for people experiencing lower back/knee pain. It could also prevent critters and slugs from ruining produce. Last but not the least, they are a great way to improve the landscape. You can choose plain timber to […]

Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Commercially sold bird baths usually have fancy designs. They’re also fairly expensive. If you’re looking for a simple DIY birdbath, this idea has got to be #1 on the list! Do you happen to have a tomato cage just lying around in your home? That is what the birdbaths featured here are made of. Cut the […]

Raised Garden Bed with Benches

Gardening is relaxing, but can also be a pain in the back. Most gardening activities require kneeling or bending to tend to your plants. The simplest solution is to have a raised garden bed. With a raised garden bed your plants are elevated to a comfortable height, keeping you from kneeling or hunching over. Improve your raised garden […]

Glass Jar Greenhouse

Want to build a greenhouse in your backyard? If you have access to plenty of glass jars, you can use them for a very cheap building project! Start asking your friends and neighbours for empty jam jars. You can also ask your local restaurants and take-aways to keep bottles for you! This greenhouse costs almost nothing depending on the materials you […]

Ten wonderful ways to improve your outdoor with wood

Outdoor Projects with Wood

Whether it be fine wood furniture, wooden vases and bowls, hardwood floors, barn wood beams, reclaimed wood bar tops, butcher block countertops, we seek it out. Perhaps the universal appeal of wood is an extension of our common love of trees, nature, and the outdoors. Wood is great for outdoor projects because its a  low-maintenance material […]

Awesome DIY garden art ideas

Garden Art

Want to add a little whimsey to your garden? Flowers and colorful plants surely bring life into our homes, but sometimes we still feel the need to add more to make it merrier. If you – or your children, think your garden needs more life, these garden art ideas can turn your yard into a wonderland! […]

18 houseplants that are most effective at purifying air

Plants that purify air at home

Air pollution is most apparent in cities. But even our homes — no matter how far they are from the city — are often exposed to toxic chemicals that can affect our family’s health! These houseplants can help keep your home safe… Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors — in offices […]

Must-see balcony gardens

Balcony Gardens

Aah, don’t these balcony gardens make you wish you had one at home? Beautiful balcony gardens are not just for mansions — as long as you have a balcony, it’s possible! In fact some people without balconies simply hang planter boxes near their windows to come up with a similar-looking feature for their homes. Take a […]

How to make your own concrete planter

DIY Concrete Planters

If you’re like us, you love to garden. There are few things better than stepping outside to work in the sun and soil, whether we’re puttering about in large landscapes or hunched over a few containers on a front stoop. We’re rewarded each day with sunshine, beautiful trees, shrubs, flowers, delicious fruits, and vegetables. Planters are a wonderful […]

DIY Gabion — Rock Walls Without Concrete

Gabion Walls

Do you have heaps of rocks on your property or around your area? Did you know that you could use those rocks to build garden walls and fences — without using concrete? This type of fencing is actually better than concrete walls in a number of ways… They are called Gabions — wire cages or baskets filled with rocks […]

Water Feature Project: How To Build A Terra Cotta Fountain

Terra Cotta Fountains

We all have some terra cotta planters that we’ve failed to upgrade or use for our plants. Because the pots are inexpensive and widely available, they do tend to pile up. But the clever DIY enthusiast knows better than to throw them away. Do you have spare terra cotta pots in your garden? You can […]

Chandelier Planter

Hanging Planter Chandelier Ideas

If you’re looking for a beautiful way to hang your plants, an old chandelier might come in handy. You can simply repaint the chandelier with the colour of your choice, fix small pots at the end of each arm and hang them in your outdoor area. Some people choose to replace pots and upcycle more […]

Garden Ladybird Made From Recycled Plastic Spoons

Want to add some permanent colour to your garden? Here’s a great idea using plastic spoons! It’s also a great project to do with the kids! If you want year-round colour and life in your outdoor area, this ladybird decor is the solution for you. All you need are some recycled plastic spoons and you’ve got yourself cute […]

DIY Folding Pallet Gardening Bench

Do you need a potting bench in your garden? There’s nothing easier and cheaper than this DIY gardening bench we found which takes only about half an hour to make! What makes this project better than other pallet potting benches is that you don’t need a crowbar or a jigsaw to dismantle the planks. You’ll […]

DIY Backyard Pond & Water Feature

Is there a dull spot in your backyard or garden? We found a great water feature project to help you improve it. You can build it yourself for a fraction of the price a landscaper would charge for a similar water feature! Anyone can have a water feature in their garden or outdoor area. There are […]

JAG Grill

JAG Grill for 8 People

Throughout history we’ve loved to gather around the fire while preparing or enjoying a meal… to share, reminisce, love, or just stay warm. This 3-In-1 Grill (Grill / Fire-Pit / Table) is perfect for such occasions. JAG Grill combines all of the things you need in your outdoor area. It’s a great table where you […]

Inexpensive Patio Furniture

The outdoor area is one of the best parts of the house. It’s great for enjoying nature, entertaining, and spending some time alone. For you to fully utilize this area it should be well furnished. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to add furniture to your outdoor […]

Lovely Swimming Pools

A pool is a lot more than just an area for swimming. A well designed and landscaped pool is integrated with the home’s architecture, which focuses on the aspect of style and functionality. It becomes a feature which best complements the garden and landscaping of the property and often provides a view where none existed. […]

Fire Pit Swing Sets

Love relaxing around a fire and also like the occasional gentle swing? This fire pit swing set combination is for you! While swinging is part of being a kid, there are plenty of adults that still enjoy it too. These fire pit swing sets allow you to enjoy a gentle swing and keep you warm […]

Do Swimming Pools Really Add More Value To Your Property?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years? A pool is a major expense. But is it an investment in anything more than leisure? A pool can increase the resale value of our homes and may even shorten the […]

Creative Courtyards

A well designed courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy

A courtyard can offer exceptional privacy even in the middle of high density housing. If well thought out and designed, a courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy. Both are important when so many homes today have so little space separating them. Of course, a courtyard isn’t soundproof, but the walls act as a sound […]

Inspiring Garden Sheds

Garden Shed - The Bloughs

If you spend a lot of time working in your garden, you will need a comfortable place to pot those plants. And through many years of gardening you will also need a place to store your collection of plants, seeds, gardening tools, and supplies. With a garden shed, you don’t have to go back and […]