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Author: Danielle McLeod

31 DIY Compost Bin Ideas You’ll Want to Get to Work on Now

I wouldn’t consider myself incredibly environmentally savvy, but as a hobby farmer I do have a natural tendency to notice the amount of waste produced around my place, and lately I’ve been very focused on lowering the amount of trash my family produces, despite feeding many of our scraps to our poultry. I also am prone to using glass and metal discards in DIY projects, but I’ve been hard pressed to find a way to put used paper products (think tissues, napkins, paper plates, and cardboard) to good use. Enter the compost bin. A few months ago I was...

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DIY Potting Table From an Old Wine Rack

I love to garden as a hobby, and I have had my eyes open for years looking for a perfect frame, or materials, in order to recreate a rustic potting table I could incorporate into my outdoor garden space. I collected a few things for fleeting ideas I’ve had, but I recently scored an old wine rack when a friend of mine moved. It was love at first sight. Not only because it made my job easier to refurbish than build, but because it was the perfect height, and of the perfect material to weather, but not deteriorate, in...

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How To Create Your Own Pallet Compost Bin

Compost is the black gold of the gardening world, and if you’ve ever grown any sort of plant you already know that soil health is crucial to overall growth habits of your vegetation. Beginning gardeners typically like to purchase nutrient rich soils from their local garden center, but once you are well into the swing of the cyclic growing season, creating your own compost for soil health really is a benifit you can’t afford to pass up. Composting is easy to do, and recycles all of the green and brown vegetative wastes created by your household- which in turn...

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Best Brush Cutter: 5 Top Picks to Get Your Yard Cleaned Up

My front yard is a nightmare – literally. It’s a xeriscape gone wrong with the use of incorrect underlayment years ago, and now it’s a hot mess of overgrown grasses mixed with a tangle of ground cover. It also is a landmine of large rocks, ruling out the use of a string mower to get it all cut down. My options? The brush cutter: a versatile hand held souped up version of a weed wacker that can get through some of the toughest of vegetation. This is especially important in my situation due to the many obstacles that are...

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Keep Out the World with 118 Fencing Ideas

With the possibility of new development going into the acreage located behind my house, my first line of thought (after groaning and whining about it) was to subject myself to the fact that it’s probably time to look into fencing options since my family’s privacy is a priority to me. Fencing may very well be a necessity to keep curious eyes in check concerning your backyard going ons, but your choices don’t have to be traditional in nature if there is no getting past the need for one. Image from liverpool-landscaping.co.uk Yard and garden fencing can be so much...

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