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How-To Prepare a Whiskey Barrel for Planting

How-To Prepare a Whiskey Barrel for Planting

Whiskey barrels make great planters but they require a bit of prep work before they are ready to use.

Yard and Lawn Tips For Spring Through Summer

Yard and Lawn Tips For Spring Through Summer

Enjoy your time spent gardening even more with these tips and new tools from Lowe’s and Kobalt.

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

Ames takes us to Tool School and shows us their latest hand tools and their Made in America craftsmanship.

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use your raised garden beds year round by turning them into compost piles for the winter months.

RoboReel the Death Star of Garden Hoses

RoboReel the Death Star of Garden Hoses

Don’t be scared of this water hose as the RoboReel will become your best partner in gardening.

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

Make Succulent Planters from Wood Blocks

This wood planter makes a simple and stylish home for your gorgeous succulents.

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

From foliage to roughage, a well-tended garden can boost your home’s curb appeal, cut your grocery bill, and help you be more environmentally friendly all in one swoop. But if you’re like us, finding the time to garden between work, family time, and social outings can be kind of hard […]

National Hardware Show 2011

National Hardware Show 2011

One our favorite events on the home design and remodeling tradeshow circuit is the National Hardware Show. Next week it kicks off in Vegas and organizers say this should be one of the biggest shows to date. They describe it as being one of the deepest and most diverse shows […]

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

For a multitude of reasons, not everyone can plant a traditional garden. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where green space is sparse and not really yours to dig up. Perhaps your soil is inhospitable to anything except crabgrass. Or maybe you have impeccable landscaping that even raised […]

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Use Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Searching for a way to garden a little greener while creating less waste in the kitchen? Look no further than your trusty coffee maker for one of the best fertilizers, composters, bug repellants and worm cuisine! Here’s a list of ways to use coffee grounds in your yard and garden: […]

Create a Lawn Mower Maze

Create a Lawn Mower Maze

I have trouble believing that there is anyone that would actually want to do this, but I digress. Lawn mowing can be an art form. For those of you inclined to challenge yourself the next time you’re looking for blades of glory, Popular Mechanics has come up with 7 brilliant […]

Build a Wooden Trellis for Cheap and Save That Vine

Build a Wooden Trellis for Cheap and Save That Vine

It was a dark and stormy night… Oh wait, no it wasn’t. It was darkish. And overcast. And really stormy. But it was the middle of the day. And it was the last day to enjoy my mature honeysuckle vine standing strong on a faithful fan trellis. After almost a […]

Raised Garden Boxes Made Easy

Raised Garden Boxes Made Easy

Garden Boxes create a nice area to grow vegetables in your own backyard. But building the boxes can be troublesome if you’re not inclined to shop for the right materials and don’t have the proper tools. One of the few products that stood out in the lawn and garden area […]

More Than a Rake

More Than a Rake

Every gardener uses a rake, hoe and grader. But only one product offers all three. The Rake-O as seen at this years National Hardware Show is a 3-garden-tools-in-1 product. The inventor Ron Herrle was tired of constantly putting down one tool for another and welded a metal blade to the […]

Gifts for the DIY Mom

Gifts for the DIY Mom

Newsflash–Mother’s Day is Sunday! Don’t have a gift? Fear not, friends–Charles & Hudson is here with a DIY-inspired gift guide to help direct your shopping. Whether your mom loves to spend hours in a garden or prefers to tackle even the most daunting DIY project, we’ve got the perfect gift […]

Flower Beds: Out with the Old, In with the New

Flower Beds: Out with the Old, In with the New

Our friends Tom and Tera recently moved from Hoboken, NJ to Raleigh, NC. They’re enjoying new home ownership and have been tackling do-it-yourself projects every weekend. They recently shared a flower bed makeover with us. The plan was to overhaul the existing bed in the front of the house (4’x13′) […]

How To Transplant Spring Bulbs

How To Transplant Spring Bulbs

This past weekend my husband and I took on the daunting task of deconstructing three large, old planter boxes left by the previous homeowner (which included sledgehammering concrete to smithereens) and rebuilding a planter box with some of the materials where one … well, made sense. The old boxes, which […]

Small Space Gardening with the Tomato Tower

Small Space Gardening with the Tomato Tower

When we first saw the Tomato Tower we instantly thought of the urban and small space applications. Gardening is a growing trend and eating organically is a priority for many people. You can’t get more organic than eating fruits and vegetables that are grown from your own garden. The issue […]

Bamboozled? Turn Excess Cuttings into an Ornamental Border

Bamboozled? Turn Excess Cuttings into an Ornamental Border

Did you know that bamboo grows faster than any other plant on earth? The owners and tenders of this perennial evergreen understand this fact all too well. Not only can giant varieties reach heights upwards of 100 feet, but also bamboo has been known to surge two feet or more […]

Are You Up To The Great Gift Challenge?

Are You Up To The Great Gift Challenge?

Charles & Hudson is honored to be selected by Martha Stewart Living and eBay to participate in their Great Gift Challenge Sweepstakes which launches today. By entering the Challenge anyone has a chance to win a $1000 eBay gift certificate. To help kick off the Challenge Martha Stewart and eBay […]

DIY Gardening – Indoor Terrarium

DIY Gardening – Indoor Terrarium

@nakedapartments shared this quick and easy indoor terrarium project. It should take you less than an hour and cost about $20. Low investment for a unique and pretty addition to any room. Here’s what you need to get started.