Two Small Greenhouses
The first greenhouse was built almost entirely from recycled materials. The second greenhouse is a hoophouse, a plastic tent-like building built over a simple metal frame.
Interplanting is the process of scattering and mixing plants rather than grouping crops together in rows. This seems to confuse bugs by keeping the scents diluted. A "bird patrol," or birdhouses placed all around the yard, invite birds, which feed on the bugs.
The plastic skin of the greenhouse itself can be covered with an adjustable shade cloth as needed.
Copper Garden Border
Learn how to edge garden beds with copper tubing. It's a hip departure from run-of-the-mill wire edging, and the copper takes on a beautiful patina as it's exposed to the elements.
Choosing Materials for Arches and Pergolas
If a do-it-yourself arch or pergola is up your alley, then the right construction materials are a necessity. Here's what you will need to build from the ground up.
How to Prep for Laying a Patio or Path
Patios, paths and driveways require a firm base to function properly. Learn more about what you need to do before laying a pathway or patio.
A Guide to Greenhouse Features and Gadgets
Enhance the functionality of your greenhouse with these hard-working accessories and tools.
Outdoor Hot Tub Basics
Installing a hot tub outdoors can give your outdoor room a whole new purpose. Learn the basics of a hot tub to prepare for installation.
A dreary front yard gets a major boost in curb appeal with low-maintenance landscaping that is easy on the earth and the eyes.
10 Things You Must Know About Sidewalks
Use these tips to get your sidewalk closer to perfect.
10 Things You Must Know About Installing a Fence
Installing a fence is as easy as 1-2-3 if you take these tips into consideration.
Planting for Privacy
Browse these makeovers and get ideas for creating a green screen in the yard.
How to Choose an Arch or Pergola Kit
Not everyone is handy with a set of tools and a few building supplies. Here's how to choose an arch or pergola kit that will suit your home garden needs.
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