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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 critters from eating them.

How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

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


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. Plus,...

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 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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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


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

Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.


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

Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.


Pretty Hanging Planter Ideas

Get creative with hanging planters. Raise them up to create a stage, double them up for more interest, or use...


13 Outdoor Self-Watering Planter Options for the Easiest Container Garden Ever

From big to small, stand-up to hanging on the wall, these self-watering planters will save you time and help you...

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.


Instant (and Cheap!) Planter Upgrade

Water settling at the bottom of pots can lead to root rot. To combat this problem, cut up old sponges...


5 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Cheap Planter

Great outdoor planters don't need to be expensive. We've got you covered with five effortless ways to create decorative cheap...


Sturdy Deck Planter

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


Reader Project: Elevated Vegetable Garden Planter

One reader says of her elevated vegetable garden planter: the vegetables love it and so does she; the squirrels and...


Reader Project: Patio Planter

Nailed it! Reader Bob LaBelle built this Patio Planter using plans originally published in the April 2017 issue of The...


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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 Sub Irrigated Planter System

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


Dremel Ultra-Saw Works Great for Building a Planter

I decided to try my hand at building a cast concrete planter as research for a potential magazine story on...