• Rainwater Harvesting With Barrels, Drums & Chains

    Rainwater Harvesting With Barrels, Drums & Chains It’s easy to keep a steady supply of rainwater on hand for outdoor use with these ideas…it’s not only a frugal method for irrigation, it also helps conserve water. Rainwater is considered “greywater” which means it’s not fit for human…

  • Nice Touch For The Yard: Stepping Stones & Paths

    Nice Touch For The Yard: Stepping Stones & Paths These are a nice touch in the backyard and can be intended as a decorative element in the space or used for more practical purposes (such as arranging around bulbs & seedlings so feet don’t tread on them, etc.). There…

  • How To Make Concrete Leaves

    How To Make Concrete Leaves Looking for some creative garden art ideas? Concrete leaves are just the ticket, they turn out amazing and are simply gorgeous tucked into flower beds and around the yard. Easy to make too! They’re commonly made with rhubarb leaves but…

  • Bump Up Your Tomato Yield With These Methods

    Bump Up Your Tomato Yield With These Methods Here are a few creative ideas to help get the most yield from your tomato plants, a couple have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here for better organization. There are just a few goodies so far but this…

  • 13 Lovely Water Features That Will Add A Splash

    13 Lovely Water Features That Will Add A Splash If you don’t have the space or the time to devote to a pond, consider a small water fountain or container garden, they’re easier to maintain and just as lovely. Here is a selection of free tutorials that I’ve handpicked…

  • Simple & Functional: 15+ Ways To Make A Trellis

    Simple & Functional: 15+ Ways To Make A Trellis Here’s a bunch of ways you can make trellises for both vegetable and flower beds, many are simple in design (and to make) while others are more detailed and fancy (with a bit of woodworking skill required). Quite a selection…

  • Buried Clay Pot Irrigation: Low Maintenance Solution

    Buried Clay Pot Irrigation: Low Maintenance Solution If you are looking for ways to reduce water usage this summer (and low maintenance watering), buried clay pot irrigation might just be the trick you’re after. It’s a new concept to me but this method has apparently been around…

  • 20+ Fun & Crafty Plant Markers To Make

    20+ Fun & Crafty Plant Markers To Make Lots of clever ideas here for making labeled markers that can be used for both outdoors and indoor pots. Many are quite inexpensive to make using simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you’ll find a few…

  • Crafty Gadgets & Gear For The Garden

    Crafty Gadgets & Gear For The Garden Here are several different projects and ideas you can make to either help you with yard work or decorate the space a bit, most are DIY but there are a few that involve sewing. Many of these have been featured…

  • Dreaming Of A Greenhouse? Look Here For Ideas

    Dreaming Of A Greenhouse? Look Here For Ideas Want to extend your growing season but aren’t willing to spend the big bucks on a pre-built option or DIY kit? If you’re handy with a hammer (or know someone who is), here are a few projects that can help…

  • An Assortment Of Compost Bins & Boxes For The DIYer

    An Assortment Of Compost Bins & Boxes For The DIYer Here are several different projects (all free of course) that I’ve collected from around the ‘net. I also tucked in a few tips at the bottom to help you get the most out of your composting efforts. DIY Bin: A…

  • Seed Starting Pots & Trays: Budget Savers

    Seed Starting Pots & Trays: Budget Savers Here are several great ideas that reuse bits from around the house and put them to work for both your garden and your wallet. There are a few clever money savers here! Some are nice little winter projects for the…

  • Inspiration For Making A Cold-Frame: Extend The Season

    Inspiration For Making A Cold-Frame: Extend The Season I mainly use my cold frame to start seed pots and to harden off bedding plants a little earlier than my zone normally allows. They do work like a charm for that purpose. Some folks also place them right in…

  • How To Dry Flowers: A Collection of Tips

    How To Dry Flowers: A Collection of Tips Making potpourri is a great way to enjoy flowers from your garden year round but you need to dry them first, here are several ways you can do that. You’ll also find several tips added to the bottom of the…

  • Homemade Potpourri 101: {How-To}

    Homemade Potpourri 101: {How-To} There are three components of potpourri: Fixative: These do the best job of absorbing the different fragrances so things keep smelling nice for a longer period of time. Fixatives are things like oak moss and orris root. Fragrance: Essential oils,…

  • Creative Container Gardening: New Uses For Old Things

    Creative Container Gardening: New Uses For Old Things Lots of goodies today! If you’d like to get creative with your yard display this year, I’ve put together a list to help tweak some ideas for you (this is also a great way to repurpose household items that would…

  • Harvesting Rose Hips For An Assortment Of Uses

    Harvesting Rose Hips For An Assortment Of Uses Wild rose hips are a very rich source of Vitamin C and are free for the picking. Three average hips have as much Vitamin C as a medium-sized orange. Harvesting: Pick only the ripe berries that are vivid red and…

  • Gardener’s Hand Care 101: Protection For Skin

    Gardener’s Hand Care 101: Protection For Skin If you enjoy puttering around in the dirt outside, you know how quickly it seems to accumulate under the fingernails and in every crack and crevice in the skin. Wearing gloves does help but soil still seems to find its…

  • Yard Compost Tea That You Can Make From Refuse

    Yard Compost Tea That You Can Make From Refuse Compost tea may not be made from tea leaves, but it is very rich in nutrients that plants thrive on and removes the need for commercial fertilizers. It can also be considered a method of organic pest control since the…

  • 12 Nifty Ways To Grow Your Own Herbs

    12 Nifty Ways To Grow Your Own Herbs If you’re new to gardening and not sure where to start, growing herbs is an easy way to get your green thumb going. There’s no large plot to prepare or maintain (which can be daunting for newbies) and by growing…

  • 20+ Potting Bench Plans: {Free DIY Projects & Tips}

    20+ Potting Bench Plans: {Free DIY Projects & Tips} Looking for somewhere to sow seeds, transplant a few plants or maybe just putter about? Working with a potting bench during gardening season is pure luxury and you’ll find yourself looking forward to keeping all your tools and supplies organized…