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Terrarium Twist: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter Table

Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.

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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...


8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


Retread & Grow: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Hanging Planter

Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.

12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...

How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


Heavy Lifting

Lift heavy stuff without breaking your back


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .

Raised Patio Planter

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Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience....


How to Build a Modern Planter

Build it any size you like—in one afternoon.


3-Season Wooden Planter Box Plans

Enjoy lush, blooming plants in the spring, summer and fall.


How to Build a Wooden Planter Box

An simple planter box that's all curves and circles


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How To Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter

Build a raised planting bed and have tonight's salad at your fingertips!

Make Your Own Tiered Plant Stand

Build this handsome, durable plant stand in one morning.


Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis

Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.


How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents

Find a new use for that fallen tree by creating a natural wood log planter


Natural Mulch Landscape Edging

Try natural planter edging instead of plastic.


How to Build a Living Wall with Movable Planters

Plant a vertical garden, and let the automatic watering system keep it thriving.


Sturdy Deck Planter

This easy-to-make flower box sits on almost any deck rail … or can even stand alone


10 Awesome DIY Cabin Projects

Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to give up your home improvements! Here are 10 DIY...


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Concrete Air Plant Planter

This modern desktop planter is perfect for low-maintenance air plants—and it only takes a few quick steps to complete.

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How to Build a Self Watering Planter

If you like fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden but don't think you can have a garden of your...


Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter

Assemble and mount this simple planter in less than an hour


Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants

Save your back with packing peanuts


How to Build Patio Planters

Give your potted plants a simple, stylish home—outdoors or in.


How to Build an Arbor with Built-in Benches

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Shade, privacy and seating for your deck or patio