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.

How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

How to Improve Sandy Soil to Grow Healthier Plants

Tips on how to improve sandy soil for better moisture retention and healthier plants.
Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

Pallet Raised Garden Bed – Build it Yourself!

DIY pallet raised garden beds are a simple, budget-friendly way to build your own raised garden beds for flowers and vegetables. Learn how easy they are to construct with our step-by-step directions!
Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost Tea – Step by Step

9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

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 Make a Toad House

How to Make a Toad House

Toads love to spend the day securely tucked away in a moist, shady nook. Here’s a fun, easy, and attractive toad house you can make to provide shelter and encourage more toads in your backyard.
Pairing Garden Plants with Butterflies

Pairing Garden Plants with Butterflies

Before butterflies are winging their way from flower to flower sipping nectar, they are munching through life as caterpillars on their favorite plants. Find out the plant preferences for five common butterflies, then add them to your garden to see the full life cycle of the butterflies.
No-Brainer Container Combinations for Annual Plants

No-Brainer Container Combinations for Annual Plants

Eight easy-care plant combinations selected by a team of experts for their beauty, plant compatibility and outstanding performance all season long. Includes a printable PDF with step-by-step directions and a supply list that you can take along for shopping.
Build a House for Native Bees

Build a House for Native Bees

Celebrate mason and leafcutter bees with your family by providing bee houses and harvesting their cocoons to keep them safe. We have three styles of bee houses you can make with just a few simple tools and supplies.
How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.
Landscape Trends for 2020

Landscape Trends for 2020

This year’s best trends in plants, color schemes and landscape décor that you’ll want to try!
Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds

Make Your Own Decorative Garlands to Feed Winter Birds

By midwinter, cold and snow cover will make it difficult for your backyard birds to find the nutrition they need. With these easy bird feeder garlands you can supplement the birds' winter diet as well as brighten your winter views!
Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

The long winter and the excesses of the holidays can leave your skin dry and in need of rejuvenation. This easy-to-make lavender sugar scrub can be made in ten minutes with inexpensive ingredients from your pantry, but don't be fooled. It will leave you as refreshed and glowing as the most exclusive spa skin care products.
Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit

Grow an Avocado Plant from a Pit

Stop throwing out those avocado pits! With nothing more than water, sunlight, and patience, you can turn the seeds into lush houseplants with this crazy-easy DIY project.
How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

You’ll warm up quickly to these easy-to-make fire starters. They’re the perfect way to jump-start a cozy hearth or camp fire.
Plants as Art

Plants as Art

Looking for that perfect piece of art to tie together your latest home design project? This article describes ten houseplants, with structural characteristics, that can serve the same purpose as a grand painting or an expensive sculpture.
How to Make a Rain Chain

How to Make a Rain Chain

Garden art and practicality combine in this latest landscaping trend. Rain chains are easy to make and a fun way to add a creative, personal touch to your home and garden.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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