How to remodel your garden? 5 ideas that everyone should try

It’s always a good time to improve and remodel your garden! After all, sticking to the same old landscape year after year might get kind of dull and boring at one point. Redesigning and remodeling your outdoor space is a project that could make you love your garden all over again. If you are looking […]

Upcycle ceiling fan blades into giant dragonflies

Ceiling Fan Blades Dragonflies

Let giant dragonflies invade your garden or yard by upcycling old ceiling fan blades! This outdoor decor is sure to make passers-by take a second look… Don’t have an old ceiling fan? Why not search your local thrift store? And while you’re there, go look for a straight but carved table leg because you’ll be needing it, […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

How to build a living playhouse that helps kids to understand nature

Living Playhouse

The digital age is a blessing and a curse. It allows us all, kids included, to expand our universe beyond anything our parents could have imagined. On the other hand, all too often, kids spend countless hours glued to a screen instead of ‘doing’. Here is a fun and educational way to divert them from […]

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 Hand Planters

If your tastes tend toward the unusual, these hands will appeal. Relax! These are ‘armless hypertufa hands 😀 Hypertufa is a ‘rock’ made from aggregates bonded together with Portland cement. It’s a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which is a slowly precipitated limestone rock. Being very porous like the real thing, hypertufa is popular for […]

DIY Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

DIY Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots - Finished Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

This simple idea is a great way to start seedlings without spending a cent. The pots are made from empty PET bottles that you’d usually put into the recycling bin. Instead of recycling, here’s a great way to upcycle those bottles! If you’re new to growing your own produce, these seed starter pots help a lot. You can easily see […]

DIY Arbor Trellis

DIY Arbor Trellis - Trellis bits removed

An arbor makes a lovely entrance to a whole garden or just a garden room. With the added trellising, you can also grow your favourite creeper. Wisteria, jasmine, grapes? What would you grow if you had this trellis in your yard? 🙂 Materials: Cedar Timber .25″ OD (outside diameter) x .028″ wall T-304/304L Stainless Steel Tubing […]

DIY Hypertufa Planter

DIY Hypertufa Planter - Portland Cement

Want something different for your garden? These hypertufa planters could be the right one for you! The pale gray and ivory monoliths jutting out on the shores of California’s Mono Lake may look like eerie art installations, but they occur naturally and are actually limestone formations. Tufa is a variety of limestone, and the Mono […]

DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse - Finished Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

A geodesic greenhouse!  They work well, look good and are much easier to make than you might think. Even in mild climates a greenhouse can let you enjoy summer favourites in the middle of winter, while in cold climates, they can get your seedlings started long before the last frost. If you’ve been thinking about […]

DIY Cobble Stone Path

DIY Cobble Stone Path - Finding spot

Gardens are not just about plants and flowers, it’s also a great space to enhance because you can do many things to it. You can build an outdoor grill area or fireplace, a wishing well, or a small playground for the kids. But if you have the space for these things then you can make […]

Build your own backyard flagstone pathway

Foot traffic wear patterns are the most common backyard problem. And when it rains you can instantly notice the bare patches turn to mud due to past erosion. Making a flagstone pathway is an easy and inexpensive solution. Because no two flagstone pieces are alike, you can create a very unique structure that can come in a […]

Easy to build rain barrel system

DIY Rain Barrel System - Water towers

Unless you live in a very wet climate, it’s always good to be able to collect rainwater for your garden. This watering system is a perfect solution as it doesn’t rely on a pump – just gravity! This watering system is relatively easy to build and uses an easy concept for delivering water to your garden beds. […]

Compost bin you can build yourself in one day

DIY Compost Bin

Many see composting as a way to reduce and recycle household waste. While it’s true that minimizing waste is one significant benefit of composting, gardeners value compost for the abundance of organic nutrients it contains.  In fact, building your own compost bin is a great way to reduce your household waste and improve your garden’s soil […]

Make your own mosaic bird bath

DIY Mosaic Bird Bath

Don’t know what to do with that old CD collection you don’t need anymore? Use them to attract birds in your garden by making a mosaic birdbath! CD’s have a wonderful tint that is sure to make your bird bath stand out in your garden. It’s an easy garden decor project that even lets you restore broken terra cotta […]

DIY Potting Shed

DIY Potting Shed

It’s almost too beautiful to be called a potting shed, but that is what this little space is used for. It could also work just as nicely as an artist’s retreat, music room, or reading room. Not only is it a potting shed, but it is also used as a garden tool storage and a “greenhouse” for […]

DIY Barn Greenhouse

DIY Barn Greenhouse

A well designed greenhouse lets you control the weather. That means you can grow food or flowers all year round. Many of the greenhouses we’ve shown are meant only to last two or three seasons, but this one is designed and built to last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a serious greenhouse model to base yours […]

DIY Garden Fountain

Water features are always an exciting addition to a garden. You can turn an otherwise nondescript little space into an oasis with the right kind. This could be a small pond you make yourself using a liner, a bubbling gravel fountain, or a large raised fountain. You can set up a water feature with descending […]

DIY Bicycle Planter

Got an old bicycle that’s seen better days? Why not turn it into a garden decoration/planter! There comes a time when that bicycle you enjoyed riding for years, needs to retire. You might even have that bike sitting in your garage right now . Don’t get rid of it yet because you can convert it into something […]

DIY Tire Planter

One of the greatest challenges we are facing is how to get rid of MANY millions of tires every year. Because tires are made of natural rubber and plastic, it’s easy to overlook how much they contribute to pollution. Tires are actually among the most common plastic polluters on earth. A 2017 study estimates that […]

DIY Bamboo Trellis

A trellis is functional for some purposes in the garden. The most obvious use for a trellis is as a support for plants that vine. They are also excellent for decoration and privacy. Need a trellis? Why not make one using bamboo! This one measures 80x100cm, perfect for small spaces. By knowing how to tie […]