Garden

How to make a self-watering planter

Self-Watering Planter

Make a self-watering planter or wicking-bucket to keep your plants healthy and well-watered. Perfect for a patio garden or any yard. I learned how to make a ...
How to make your own DIY succulent planter | Ten succulent gift ideas | Succulents in containers as home decor

10 Succulent Planter Ideas

Here’s ten ways to showcase your favorite succulent plants. Each succulent planter would make a great gift or beautiful decor for your home. Succulents ha...
How to restore an old or neglected wood deck

Reclaiming a Worn Out Deck

A wood deck that has seen better days can still be restored to a beautiful and functional space.  With some hard work and the right supplies, you can make it u...
Tips and hints to grow a successful succulent garden in your backyard.

Planting a Succulent Garden

A succulent garden is easy to grow and care for. There are just a few things to remember when planting these beautiful drought-tolerant plants. Last week I...
Learn how to use the 6 principles of art to design your garden or landscape

Principles of Garden Design

Use the principles of design to make your garden look beautiful and well-designed. Create proportion, emphasis, balance, movement, rhythm, and unity in your lan...
Save water and money with a DIY rain barrel

DIY Rain Barrel

A rain barrel is wonderful for saving rainwater to water plants later. It’s also an easy DIY home project. All of the rain we’ve gotten this year has bee...
An irrigation timer makes watering plants easy and convenient

The Irrigation Timer

An irrigation timer is a must-have for my garden so I can set it and forget about watering the plants myself. The timer gives them just the right amount of wate...

Build a Beautiful Garden Box

With just a few fence boards, we built a beautiful 2-foot tall, wood garden box for just under $20. We have the perfect spot for a vegetable garden. It’s s...
How to put in a beautiful and healthy sod lawn

How to Choose and Lay Sod

The final part of putting in our lawn is installing the sod. Most of the work now is preparing for the ground for the sod. If you haven't already, take a lo...
Testing soil to find out Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium levels

How to Take a Soil Test

We are putting in a new lawn soon and other plant in our backyard. To prepare, we need to get the soil ready, but how do we know what our soil needs? We take a ...
How to build a small retaining wall

A Small Retaining Wall

A small retaining wall can prevent erosion and can add to the design of your backyard landscape. Are you starting to plan your yard improvement projects for...
an over-grown front yard

Home Improvement Resolutions

Home improvements are so much more fun than improving myself, so this year all of my New Year’s resolutions are goals for my home. These are the major proje...
Succulents in tea cup pots | Simple Practical Beautiful.com

Succulent Tea Cup Pots

I planted succulents in tea cup pots as a charming and practical gift to give to some of my good friends. They were pretty simple to make, and they turned out r...

Retaining Wall on a Slope

We built a retaining wall on the slope behind our house to give us more usable space, and it opened up our backyard and gave us a lot more room. Half of our...
fairy garden park

Fairy Garden Park

Build a fun park for your fairy to swing, slide, and play in your fairy garden, as explained by a 7 year-old. Both of my daughters really like making fairy ...