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How to Maximize Your Garden

Everyone wants to get the most out of the things they have and that is no different for the garden. You would be surprised how much more you can get out of your garden by following these simple steps. These steps have helped my garden…

How to perform a soil test

A Simple Do It Yourself Soil Test Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda.…

Self Watering Containers

Why would you spend money on something that you can easily build yourself? And why won't you start building something which is easy, if that something will save you time and work? There is an easy way to make yourself some self watering…

Make Your Own Greenhouse

The gentleman who built all of this is named Adam J. Fyall. Click on the link and go to his site. He has a lot of amazing tips and ideas, plus step by step instructions. Materials : 3 standard "cattle panels". 2 rolls of 10'x50' clear…

How to Build a Patio

Most patios take time, and days of effort, to build. But a small, detached patio like the one pictured here comes together quickly with minimal effort. Think of the possible uses for this circle of bricks. You can tuck it into a perennial…

Brick Garden Border

Both concrete and brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material too. They're ideal when you want a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers and other plants to spill over without…