Projects Made Simple

These DIY garden projects provide step-by-step directions for making decorations and gifts from plants. You can also find easy instructions and ideas for growing in traditional beds or a container garden.

Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Instructions for Cleaning a Birdhouse

Make sure your birdhouse is move-in ready! It's important to clean birdhouses annually so they'll attract new residents during the nesting season.
DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

DIY: Ice Luminaries Are Simple to Make

With a little imagination and a few hours of freezing temps, you can make these gorgeous luminaries from scratch, and they don't have to cost you a thing.
How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

Guide to the Safe Use of Home and Garden Chemicals

Guide to the Safe Use of Home and Garden Chemicals

Learn How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath

Add a modern style to your entryway or patio table with this easy-to-make living succulent wreath.

How to Improve Soil Drainage

How to Improve Soil Drainage

Healthy soil drainage is essential for your plants to thrive. Learn how to make soil drain better with these tips.
Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Do you have a vision for a unique and beautiful garden? Proper garden design, layout, and planning are essential to make this a reality.
3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

3 Small Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyards

Small Japanese garden ideas you can create in your own backyard including ideal plants for each style.
Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost tea is an easy option for gardeners and a healthy choice for plants. Learn how to make compost tea (aerated and non-aerated), and how to use it.
9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

Garden edging ideas to create a modern border around your garden. From free to very expensive. There’s no need to hire a landscape designer!
Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

Celebrate National Seed Swap Day at a seed exchange or better yet organize your own seed swap. Discover how to share seeds and dreams of spring!
5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

5 Tips for Taking Winter Garden Photos

Every season in nature offers a different form of beauty, and photography is a fun way to appreciate them all. Our tips for taking photos in winter will help you develop an eye for artistic composition and address practical concerns when using camera equipment in the cold.
Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Make a Fairy House from Natural Materials

Inspiration and ideas to build houses and other accessories for a fairy garden made from natural materials.
Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

Make Your Own Gift Tags with Dried Flowers

It’s easy to dry flowers for decorating gift cards. Learn three methods for preserving fresh flowers that can be crafted into artful gift tags that are sure to be appreciated just as much as the gift!
Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is a great way to make sure you always have access to some of your favorite plant varieties. Keep your seed storage organized with our handy, easy to make seed envelopes.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Here’s how to throw an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. We have tips for simple decorations, home-cooked food and rustic-chic place cards.
4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes

4 Tricks for Hiding Utility Boxes

A stark metal transformer box in the middle of your lawn or an ugly cable hook up hanging off the side of your house can wreck an otherwise serene landscape plan. But it doesn’t have to.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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DIY Terrarium

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