Let’s be honest, the worst part of gardening is running into those pesky little bugs that try eating all of  your hard work.  Some people don’t mind them, others get a little squeamish when they see a slug or a …

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Mosquito Repellent Plants

Depending on where you live, mosquitoes can be quite the summertime pests.  While they don’t like the heat that is produced from the sun during the day, they tend to come out when the evening cools down, and find the …

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Whether you are new to growing vegetables, or a seasoned gardener, it’s a well known fact that some years just seem to be better than others.  However, even those off years can produce good results if you just put …

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The summer months and best known for late nights around a campfire.  However, it’s not always a possibility to get away and build a campfire in the mountains.  Why not build your own fire pit in your back yard?  You …

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How can you resist a classic children’s toy?  The seesaw definitely fits in as a classic, and thanks to a little paint and fun fabric, you can make it look a little more trendy and up to date.

Mallory from the blog …

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Here at our house – the garden duties all belong to me. And needless to say – the garden is the part of the house that is the most neglected, if not alltogether forgotten.

So, it is with great happiness …

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 While many of us are going about our spring cleaning lists, there is one piece in our home that can sometimes be overlooked.   The AC unit.  Did you know it needs to be cleaned as well?  And, on a …

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DIY Bug House

Not sure why you would want to, except perhaps as a science project or a lazy afternoon kids project?

But here is a tutorial for how to make your own bug house!

It can be made from all recycled materials …

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10 DIY greenhouses

Whether you are a novice gardener or an expert, you can benefit from having some sort of a backyard greenhouse.  They range in size from tabletop to a large room, depending on your needs.  Most can be built from recycled …

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The beauty of these 17 ideas is that it is romantic and dreamy, and they are all very do-able.

scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom has put together these 17 ideas, source via Pinterest and other places, and I think you should visit her so …

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Sometimes another person’s waste can be your treasure. Or in this case, an idea for a fairy garden.

How cute are these fairy gardens made from broken terracotta pots? Makes you want to go break some perfectly good pots right …

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With Spring round the corner it is great idea to get into the garden. And what better project for the garden then making your garden friendly for the most beautiful creatures from the nature?

You can attract one of nature’s …

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What a clever little concept! I had no idea that these can be made and turned into something great for your garden.

These fun DIY seed bombs are easy to make and a great way to add beauty to neglected …

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.. the easy way with inspiration from this idea from a few years ago. Now that spring is here, it is time to get out of the house and start actually implementing these ideas to get into the backyard. Get …

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Here are 26 tips for growing a great garden on a budget of just $100 per year.

Perfectly helpful for anyone who wants to create a garden using frugal and environmentally-sensible ideas.

Get all the ideas at the EmpressOfDirt (love that name!): …

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