DIY Garden Projects
Looking for some DIY projects for your garden? Check out these ideas!
10 Tips for Picture-Perfect Garden Pathways - FineGardening
Even though we #gardeners are 100% focused on #plants, we recognize the undeniable fact that #pathways are an essential utilitarian element of a #garden. They help us to navigate spaces, reach destinations, and access plantings for maintenance. Learn 10 ways to make #gardenpaths great from the pros, here.
How to Make a Hypertufa Container
This video shows how to make a sustainable hypertufa container. These troughs are typically molded using a mixture of portland cement, perlite, and peat moss, but in this tutorial, I’ll be working with coconut coir as a more sustainable replacement for the peat moss. I’ll also be using a sand mold method to shape my container. This method allows for much variety and experimentation with shapes, since you aren’t restrained to a box or bowl shape, as in other methods.
Rock Garden Primer
I built my own slope and experimented with gravelly soil mixes various types of rocks, and tiny plants with big flowers like those I’d seen in the wild. Today, I have a series of rock gardens around my house, and they have given me so many hours of delight that rarely do I even consider other types of gardening.
Winter Wreath Making
Friend of the GPOD Cherry Ong makes beautiful wreaths each year for the holiday season, and today she is sharing a bunch of beautiful ones with us. She made all the wreaths from a combination of foraged, recycled, and/or purchased materials.
Build a Holiday Garden Gnome
After such a long and dreary year, we could all use a celebration. Add some cheer to your front yard this holiday season with an adorable holiday garden gnome built from a tomato cage. Watch executive editor Danielle Sherry as she constructs this happy lawn decoration in a matter of minutes.
8 Easy Holiday Garden Crafts
Many of these projects are ones I undertake in order to decorate for the holidays. Yes, I could simply buy one of those silly mums dressed like a turkey for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, but why not make a succulent pumpkin instead? It’s a sophisticated use of various winter squash and lasts well beyond that plate of stuffing.
Creating Healthy Compost
Theoretically, anything of organic origin can be put into a composting system, but I would not recommend adding meat, fish, poultry, or foods with added fat to an open system. They’re just too likely to attract pests. Besides, they can be odorous and slow to break down.
How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath
Hydrangeas are a huge favorite amongst gardeners from all over. They accent any garden beautifully, and can make gorgeous decorations as well. Learn how to make a hydrangea wreath in just 10 minutes with this step-by-step guide.