A small deck around a tree trunk... could make a pleasant retreat, would be easier to maintain than a bench or chairs which the lawn people always mess up... maybe with some planters/raised beds around it to soften the look? .....if we ever get a home with random huge trees in the backyard, this would be a good idea.

we have been trying to come up with an idea around the trees towards the end of our yard. "If you have a leveled yard and trees, try this awesome DIY project. People of all ages will enjoy this mini sun deck.

SECRET Fertilizer :) My ‘fertilizing cocktail’ consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don’t waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great — plants aren’t picky!

SECRET Fertilizer :) 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can gallons). Do this to ALL vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants.

Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. dogwoodalliance.org

Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades

Sweet potatoe vines, coleus, fountain grass, and dusty miller.

Mavis Garden Blog - Ideas for Summer Container Gardening

Sweet potatoe vines, coleus, fountain grass, and dusty miller. Pretty mix of foliage in this container garden.

how to plant garlic and onions this fall, diy, gardening, A single clove of garlic ready to be planted

How To Plant Garlic And Onions This Fall

A single clove of garlic ready to be planted. Separate your bulbs into single cloves and plant with the pointed side up a few inches down in the soil. Adding this next year for sure.

Pinecones in the bottom of your pots for drainage

Using pinecones along with broken terracotta as fillers for better drainage when planting a succulent garden.

Epson Salt & Lawn Care

Epson Salt & Lawn Care

For every 100 square feet of lawn, the Dirty Doctor recommends applying half a pound of Epsom salts over the lawn using the spreader.

Tutorial: rain chain

Bucket rain chain: DIY Maven at Curbly provided us with the how-to’s for this bucket rain chain project!

Great blog about how to treat weeds in your lawn.....

How to Eliminate Weeds From Your Grass Using Best Weed Killer

Green Tip of the Week ~ Epson Salt

DeDa Studios: Green Tip of the Week Pour 1 Tbsp of Epsom Salt in 1 Gallon of water and water roses, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and hydrangeas with it.

Lawn Maintenance and Gardening Tips

Lawn and Yard Maintenance and Gardening Tips

Lawn Maintenance and Gardening Tips - Our experts weigh in with their best tips ever about how to get a healthy and beautiful lawn and garden.

lawn aerator sandals

Buy your one size fits all lawn aerator sandals. Just strap on these lawn aerator sandals and get to work.

Lawn Aeration removes cores of soil from the ground reducing the turf compaction which increases the infiltration of water and nutrients for a stronger healthier root system. A strong root system is the key to a thick lush lawn. Thousands of small openings created by the aeration provide just what your lawn needs.

Aeration & Turf Renovations - Normal wear and tear on your turf throughout the season is normal and as a result our turf has been stressed. Fall is the time for aeration to rejuvenate your lawn in preparation for the next season.

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greenhouse made of old windows. Old window greenhouse, using recycled windows from one neighbor who was replacing all the windows on her house, and a couple of old doors from another neighbor who was getting new ones installed.

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