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Turn up the heat in your backyard with this do-it-yourself fire pit.
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DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps

Turn up the heat in your backyard with this do-it-yourself fire pit.

Easy Grows

The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

Get gardening in a flash with tips on how to grow these simple veggies.

Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves....I wish we knew this when we cut down our trees at the house we're moving out of!

Epsom Salt Formula for Stump Removal

Removing a stump without heavy equipment can be backbreaking work. Axes, picks and pry bars are the tools required, along with at least a day’s hard work. Using chemical applications makes stump removal an easier (although slower) process.

A door to a garden

there is this door

at mcmenamins edgefield

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town . . .

Sweeter Cucumber Tip | Dirt Cheap Gardening Tips from Budget101.com

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town . . .

17 Low-Maintenance Perennials

17 Low Maintenance Perennials

17 Low Maintenance Perennials- Great Options for easy perennials that don't require much!

Build a cute little DIY outdoor bench for your porch or entry. Use 2x4's (and 2x3's) to build it for only about $13!!! Free plans

Double X Bench Plans - Her Tool Belt

Build a cute little DIY outdoor bench for your porch or entry. Use 2x4's (and 2x3's) to build it for only about $13!!! Free plans

compostables

The Enthusiastic and Damned

hqcreations: “ I’m always concerned about the laundry lint and the newspapers… wouldn’t the possible chemicals on those compostables be bad for the soil? ”

Water Hose Holder for the Garden - DIY! Simple Easy and Very Useful Project that adds beauty to your Yard or Garden! Normally to the dreariest bark AND branch filled Areas!

Water Hose Holder for the Garden - DIY!

Do you hate looking at the water hose on the ground as much as I do?? I have a solution that I made for under $15. Now my hose has a cute new home and my plants have a much higher chance of survival :-) This is super simple! I had the whole thing put together in about 20 minutes! You can see the full tutorial at http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/06/hose-holder-for-the-garden-diy.html

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Tip for gutter downspout issues

Tip for gutter downspout issues

12 Creative DIY Pallet Planter Ideas for Spring DIYReady.com | Easy DIY Crafts, Fun Projects,

17 Creative DIY Pallet Planter Ideas for Spring | DIY Projects

These planter ideas will give you the ultimate garden goals. The best part is, they’re easy to make and won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

How to Make a Bench from Cinder Blocks: 10 Amazing Examples to Inspire You!

How to Make a Cinder Block Bench

Cement or cinder block can be repurposed in numerous ways to create interesting things such as media units, planters or Amazing DIY cinder block benches!

Glass pebble fountain ~ no water required!

Garden Art - DIY Crafty Projects

I just love getting new ideas for my yard. Don't you? These are some wonderful garden art ideas to save or to create later.

7 effective ways to getting rid of moles in the garden and yard.

7 effective ways to getting rid of moles in the garden and yard.

rain chains. they replace downspouts and harness the flow of rain water in such a simple, calming way. What a beautiful concept, no? What’s even better is that a simple rain chain is a super easy DIY, and adding a little custom color is only marginally more work — and well worth it.

DIY Ombre Rain Chain

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