These paper stand planters are one to make use of objects that are considered a blight in many urban areas. Street corners in the west village are littered with abandoned paper stands, some of which have content that’s questionable in a neighborhood with small children running around. Many times these […]
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Helpful iPhone apps keeping rolling in and there are plenty to satisfy the DIY enthusiast on the go. We previously covered the iHandy Carpenter as well as the Benjamin Moore paint app. Here are a few more iPhone Apps starting with this handy paint selection tool from Sherwin-Williams, as well […]
If you’re an avid gardener, you know how tough gardening can be on your back and your knees. If a potting bench isn’t already part of your outdoor furniture, take a look at these plans for some designs that will keep you busy for a weekend or two. This plan […]
If you like the idea of fresh flowers, plants and herbs, yet the idea of maintaining a large garden makes your green thumb cower in fright, try maintaining a smaller plot within a window box. The experts at This Old House have come to the rescue with step-by-step instructions, complete […]
When you’re done building your garden box you should pick up one of these Leatherman Gardening Multi-tools. As with every Leatherman they serve many purposes. Not only are they stainless steel pruners but they also have these other capabilities.
Cultivating your lawn with this tool is no joke. Called the “Yard Boss” this power cultivator won the Organic Gardening Editor’s Choice Award and also features a ton of attachments such as a lawn aerator, bed edger, lawn dethatcher, and power sweepers.
Spring has sprung and that means its time to get started on your garden – that’s if you haven’t already started putting your green thumb to use. One of the best ways to get, and keep, your garden looking great throughout the whole season is to get to know some […]
Now that most of us are enjoying the highly anticipated spring season, the focus turns to outdoor projects, including gardening. Yet depending on your yard space, time commitment and gardening skill, planning and executing an outdoor oasis can be daunting, to say the least. Whether you’re working with a blank […]
Plants are a great way to add some life to your home, but do you ever wonder why no matter what you do you just can’t keep them alive? Ok, so maybe you water them every once in a while, but when’s the last time you repotted? Avoid losing a […]
It’s a little late to have these ready for Halloween but maybe by Christmas you can enjoy some corn shaped squash or elf-head shaped pumpkins.
Fall finally feels like it’s arrived here in New York and soon the leaves will start dropping in droves. In an afternoon you can build this huge compost bin made of basic shipping pallets (easy to find from a warehouse or big box retailer) that will hold the compost pile […]
There are a ton of gardening resources available online from YouGrowGirl to Better Homes and Gardens.We came across a great article from 1996 that profiles that successful gardening habits of a couple in Portland, Oregon. They offer 8 tips for beginning gardeners that we think everyone with a green thumb […]
This outdoor sink station keeps the dirty work in your yard and away from your kitchen. Clean vegetables, pot plants, and wash your hands at this convenient garden stop.
We’ve got some precious outdoor space that consists of a landing and a small balcony that serves as the entrance to our 2nd floor apartment. We get about 2-3 hours of direct sunlight in the summer and maybe 1/2 hour in the winter and there is barely enough room to […]
Here’s a tree pruning guide from easy2diy.com. Now is the best time to get your trees and shrubs into shape for Spring and Summer. Essentially, proper pruning is essential for a healthy and aesthetically pleasing tree. Pruning is needed when first planting a tree to control its growth and to […]
Not all areas of your garden or yard receive the proper amount of light for plants to grow, especially flowerbeds near the house or a tree. When considering plants and flowers for these areas make sure they will grow in shade or partial shade. Your local nursery can point you […]
With the unbearable heat outside, turn your attention indoors and start that herb garden or inside window box that you’ve always wanted. There’s a technique to growing plants indoors and it starts with selecting the proper foliage or herbs. Greenhouse Window [Martha Stewart] Container Garden Indoors [The Helpful Gardener] Bringing […]
Expert Village has a series of home do-it-yourself videos that are available on their website and also through Youtube.com. Here’s a simple fix for a leaking or broken garden hose using a coupler.