Garden tools and pots

9 Spring Garden Prep Tips

As spring approaches, avid gardeners begin to get that familiar urge to get their green thumbs outside and into the dirt. But if this spring will be your first foray into the world of perennials and pruning, the many garden tasks at hand can feel daunting. Ease into it by following these simple spring garden …

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2 concrete planters with plants in them

Guide: DIY Concrete Planter

Small concrete planters for indoor plants are a simple, stylish and fun DIY home decor project to do on your own or as a family. Skill level: Easy Time: A few hours over a period of 2 days Tools & Materials: Bag of ready mix concrete Water 2 different size molds – use empty containers you have on hand, such …

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House plants on floor and shelf near window

5 House Plant Care Tips

African violets brighten our tabletops, English ivies freshen the air in our living rooms. And Peace lilies (Spathiphyllums) decorate dark corners. While it’s never intentional, sometimes we neglect them. Sometimes we give them more water than they require. Other times it’s lack of fertilizer, or keeping them in outgrown pots. Here are the top five …

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Terracotta Pots with plants

DIY: Painting Terracotta Pots

Potted flowers add interest and life both indoors and out, but you make them pop even more with this easy DIY paint idea. Here’s how to paint outdoor pots and add some extra charm to your flower displays. Skill Level:  Novice Time:  24-48 hours (including primer, paint and polyurethane drying times) Cost:  Less than $50 …

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