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4 Easy Steps To Build A Simple Cold Frame

A cold frame is basically a small greenhouse where you can keep growing crops well into the colder months of fall and winter. It’s a space-saving way of extending your growing season, and starting off your plants early if you don’t have the space for a greenhouse. This project is relatively easy to do and is a great way to reuse old windows and timber.

How to Build a Fire Pit

John Anes

Building a fire pit in your backyard can be a truly rewarding experience. Just imagine: lazy summer nights just chatting with friends around a cheerful fire, sipping cold drinks and grilling some nice things to eat. Sounds like paradise right? We can help you get there with these simple and easy-to-follow instructions. Select a spot for your pit. Choose a place that will provide room to walk around the fire, away from plants, fences, or any other kinds of flammable

How To Plant A Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are great ways to adorn both indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful blooms and lively plants. It also takes up no floor space and makes use of vertical space that’s usually not used. Making one is very easy — here’s how. What you’ll need: Wire basket You may also use hanging plastic plant pots in place of wire baskets. These are both available in different sizes, so pick one to suit your needs. Wire basket liner Potting mix

How to Grow Sunflowers

Sunflowers brighten up any garden and bring sunshine to any room, and it’s easy to see why gardeners love them – they are easy to grow and are quite resilient too! If you plan to take advantage of the last few weeks of summer to grow a patch of these cheerful and hardy flowers, here’s an easy guide for you to follow. Sunflowers grow best in locations with full sun. They do fine in soils that are slightly acidic to somewhat

How To Plant Succulents In Containers

Succulents have gained immense popularity as houseplants in the last couple of years, thanks in part to social media sites and online blogs. They are very easy to care for, requiring little care and nurturing, making succulents perfect for someone without a green thumb. Planting them is very easy. Read on to learn how. What you’ll need Succulent plants Pick your succulent. Choose a single plant or a mix of different succulents. For mixed containers, select plants based on size,

How To Plant Aquatic Plants

Liven up your pond with lively aquatic greenery. Below are simple how-tos to follow for planting aquatic plants. 1. Gather your materials. For submerged water-plants: a plastic pot; for marginal plants (those that are planted in the shallow areas of the pond): a planting basket specifically made for marginal plants; soil specifically for aquatic planting (or heavy garden soil that isn’t nutrient rich); stones or gravel; pot liners. 2. Planting submerged water plants. Aquatic plants such as water lilies and

How To Make A Pond Using Pond Liner

A plastic pond liner has been the go-to material for making ponds for decades, and they are perfect for making any sized pond you may wish to make. 1. Define the shape of the pond by marking it out on the soil. A length of rope or your garden hose will do the trick. 2. Remove the grass if you’re digging through lawn. 3. Dig and excavate the soil to the depth that you want, making sure that the excavation

Pond In A Pot

A container pond is a great way to add a water feature in an otherwise tiny space. You can place it in a small garden, the front porch, a patio, even indoors. The basics Container. Anything that can hold water: a big plant container or planter made of ceramic, cement or clay; a galvanized tub; a trough or wooden barrel. Aquatic plants. Choose from a mix of underwater plants, marginal and floating plants. Water. Because a pond is just sad

Make A Pond 3 Ways

A pond is a water feature that’s a very welcome addition to any garden, and it’s surprisingly quite easy to make. Below are three choices to choose from, based on material, if you wish to install a pond in your garden. Pond liners Pond liners are made from a type of plastic that come as thick, rolled sheets. Pond liners can be used to make all sizes and shapes of ponds, from the smallest, to the biggest you can you

How to Make a Bird Feeder for Your Garden

Birds are a great addition to any garden: they are pretty and playful, their chirps and songs bring a sense of peace, and they are an effective natural deterrent for unwanted insects and other pests. Attract more birds to your garden with these whimsical teacup bird feeders – they are a cinch to make, and look wonderful in a country-style or Victorian-style garden. Materials Needed 3 feet of 1/2 inch copper plumbing pipe copper cap sand paper teacup superglue mixing

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