Backyard Projects

From whimsical to budget friendly, transform your home and garden with these backyard projects and DIY ideas that are simple to fun to make!

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Tips for Growing Birdhouse Gourds

Learn gardening tips for growing birdhouse gourds that are perfect homes for your cavity nesting birds, such as swallows and...


Recycled Backyard: Tire Gardens

Got some old tires on hand? Building a tire garden is easy!


Cardboard Garden Project: Hanging Basket

Last year while testing Cardboard Gardening, we put together a panel of family and friends to give it a try.


Create an Instant Indoor Garden Using Carrot Tops

Next time you are chopping carrots for soup or making carrot sticks, don't throw out the tops. Plant them instead...


Transform a Fountain Into a Garden Planter

Do you have fountain or other water feature that you no longer use? Transform it into a planter, filled with...


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DIY Hanging Birdbath

As I promised in an earlier post, here’s my version of a hanging birdbath. Supplies… Terracotta saucer (8.5″ diameter) All-purpose


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Build a rustic orchard bee house

With all the talk about the threat to our honey bees, it is easy to forget that there are many