Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started - don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire...
Summer is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to update your backyard for barbecues and outdoor get togethers! If you need a little inspiration or just want to gawk at gorgeous backyards, these 30 outdoor fire pits and fireplaces will make you incredibly jealous.
I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!
Not sure your plants can stand the conditions outside? Bring them indoors with this cool and crazy simple do-it-yourself wall garden! Hanging plants never looked so good.
This project is excellent because it combines three current trends: leather, macrame, and copper. It's a triple-threat hanging garden!
The grass is always greener... when there is none? There are tons of ways to landscape without the green giant and we've rounded up eleven of them right here! From flowers to gravel to stained concrete, you might just want to say buh-bye to that large water bill.
This weekend, I've got plans to help spruce up a friend's backyard. The inspiration is abundant and I've rounded up 13 do-it-yourself projects to get you pumped to work on your patio & garden!
In my mind, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. So I thought I'd share some inspiring garden ideas with you today. Everything from modern to country to whimsical - there's something for everyone here! Get your green thumb ready.
Copper is everywhere in home decor these days. In my opinion, it's giving gold a run for its money! These planters incorporate two natural and modern elements and cost less than $7 to make!
Bar carts aren't just for beverages anymore. Pick up an inexpensive cart and bring the garden inside!
Earth Day was a few days ago, but if you aren't celebrating until the weekend, grab some cardboard and make these awesome initial planters. It's the perfect project that kids can do and you won't believe how great the finished product looks!
My garden is in full swing and I have a plethora of Roma tomatoes that needed to be used. And, after reading the back of a ketchup bottle one day which listed the third ingredient as High Fructose Corn Syrup and the fourth as Corn Syrup, I knew just what to do.
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don't you think?
What's an outdoor summer soiree without some fanciful lighting?? Bring the festivities up a notch with some colorful flower string lights!
These pretty garden lights are made using low-heat LEDs (we don't want your party to take a turn towards Tragic Fire Town) and colorful cupcake liners. Check out how to make different flower and leaf styles over on Oh Happy Day!
Make use of all that vertical space on your porch, deck, or balcony with an easy, make-it-in-a-single-afternoon DIY hanging planter garden!
The 'before' looks like so many backyards we've all seen (including my own): a small rectangle of grass, void of personality but full of potential! The potential here is a yard worth celebrating -- check out the 'after' below!
Our whole backyard is pretty much a side yard so when I see transformations like this it gives me hope!
Gardening can be one of the greatest joys of your life, often very relaxing. I know that I love coming home to my garden and seeing all the new things sprouting and blooming. But getting that garden can be a hassle if your not growing the right plants. There are four key elements to picking the right plants for your garden. Location, sun exposure, taste and yield.
Location is pretty easy. Each plant at your local garden store will usually...
Okay, would-be gardeners, let's talk soil. So many garden failures can be attributed to bad soil. It's like the wild west outlaw that comes in and steals all the good things from your plants. Good soil, on the other hand is like that wholesome wild west sherif who nurtures and cares for your plants. The white hat guy. Good vs. bad, get it?!
Anyway, the keys to good soil are: