Herb Hive

Herb Hive

People have used herbs for their culinary and healing properties for thousands of years. Today, herbs remain as popular as ever. Cooks love the unique flavors that herbs lend to all kinds of food and drink. Herbalists treasure the healing qualities of certain flowers, leaves, and roots. Gardeners value herbs for all these excellent qualities, […]

Make a unique garden planter from an old towel!

Cement Towel Planter Main Image

Creativity is such a broad concept, it’s difficult to define. Finding examples of creativity would be a much easier challenge. And when it comes to good housekeeping, creativity properly includes clever repurposing. For instance, here’s an interesting project made with an old bath towel. Take a look in the linen cupboard. Have you got a […]

5 Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Patio Experience

Does your outdoor patio need a new look for the season of barbecues and sun tanning? Gear up for the months ahead by giving your outdoor space a refreshing transformation. These ideas prove that it doesn’t take much to upgrade your outdoor patio. New Pillows Comfy new pillows are a great way to perk up […]

DIY Lace-Like Stepping Stones

There is no reason why stepping stones have to be just functional. This project lets you create a unique piece for your garden! The idea behind these stepping stones was truly a Eureka moment. The owner found fifteen square stepping stones buried beneath the soil from their previous project. And while strolling through a secondhand store […]

How to build a fireplace with bench

Fireplace With Bench Finished Product

Does your backyard look too bare or lack an entertainment area? Here’s a nice idea that you can do to add some life to that space – a bench area with fireplace! Enjoy the outdoors with friends and family during cooler days of the year with this bench area with a fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces don’t […]

Turn an old wood door into a potting bench

Old Wood Door Potting Bench

Is your garden lacking a potting bench? Well, you don’t have to think about spending a hundred dollars to get one… You can have a potting bench for just a tiny fraction of the cost by building it yourself using an old wood door! Repurposing an old wood door is a clever idea if you need a potting bench in your garden. Aside […]

DIY Fire Pit: Using Concrete Tree Rings

Love to sit around an evening fire with friends and family, but don’t have a fire pit? You don’t have to spend a fortune on a pre-made fire pit or one or get a contractor in. All you need are concrete tree rings, a small Weber grill, and a few hours any weekend. Aside from being inexpensive, […]

How to build a planter with privacy screen

Planter with Privacy Screen

Sitting in your backyard would be so pleasant if you didn’t have to stare at your neighbors’ garbage cans – or have your neighbor stare at you. The fact is, with growing populations and smaller lot sizes, many of us live closer to each other than we’d prefer.  Fences sometimes do the job but they’re […]

How to Build a Wicking Garden Bed Container

Wicking Beds

Living in a generally dry area can make growing produce a little more difficult for some gardeners. If you are one of those who want to make sure that your plants are well hydrated, a wicking bed is one idea that will improve your garden. This wicking bed container is perfect for small gardens, for […]

Vertical garden from cinder blocks

Cinder Block Vertical Garden Main Image

These days, more and more people are discovering the joy of playing in the dirt. Of course, grown-ups might prefer the term “gardening.” Got a dull spot in your yard? A garden wall will surely solve your problem and it’s very easy to build with cinder blocks! No mortar and mason’s trowel required. All you need […]