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10 Creative Firewood Storage Ideas

Firewood has many uses in the household. While it provides warmth and coziness on cold winter nights, it also refreshes summer evenings when the whole family gathers for bonfires and toasting marshmallows. Gone are the days when people used to stack firewood somewhere at the back of their yards. Today storing firewood is a matter …

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7 Amazing Garden Pond Ideas To Add To Your Landscape

Beautiful pond in a backyard surrounded with stone during summer

Garden ponds are beautiful additions, no matter the style of your landscape. Besides adding a peaceful touch to your yard, they also provide numerous ecological and practical benefits. They can attract wildlife, including birds and butterflies, serve as a natural irrigation system, and reduce the need for watering your plants. On top of that, you …

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10 DIY Ice Melt Options That You Can Make at Home

rock salt ice melt is being spread on your walkway to melt the ice and snow from your path

Winter can bring a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to keeping sidewalks, driveways, and steps clear of ice and snow. One of the most common solutions for this challenge is to use ice melt products. However, they can be expensive and often contain harsh chemicals that can damage surfaces and harm the environment. …

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5 DIY Upside Down Planter Ideas

Flowers in baskets upside down hanging from the ceiling

Many plants like tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers, mints, and thymes can grow upside down! With upside-down planters, everyone gets access to a home garden regardless of the space available. There’s no need for cages or stakes as the water goes effectively to the root system! Upside-down planting provides your green friends with better air circulation …

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How to Convert Your Raised Bed to a DIY Cold Frame

Man working on diy project construction closeup of vegetable winter garden for raised bed cold frame box in Ukraine dacha by farm house

There are many reasons to invest in a cold frame. Besides helping you extend your growing season, they protect your plants from climatic conditions, pests, and diseases. Cold frames are a great alternative to elaborate greenhouses and hoop houses, and can be DIYed into your already existing raised garden beds — They’re shaped like a box with a glazed …

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8 Amazing Keyhole Garden Ideas

keyhole vegetable garden

Keyhole gardening can be a perfect solution for growing plants in small spaces, poor soils, or harsh climates. This innovative raised bed garden design originated in southern Africa and has since gained popularity worldwide for growing all sorts of delicious and nutritious veggies or gorgeous ornamental flowers. In contrast to traditional garden bed layouts that group plants in …

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