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use tire to create small backyard pond

8 Awesome and Simple Ideas that are Borderline Crafty

Keep the bugs away with this fun floating candles!

Cool idea for a water garden instead of putting in a pond. Can even have fish!

Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!! Going to try this next year.

Martha Stewart Vegetable Growing Guide: Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Melons, Peppers, Potatoes, Root Vegetables, Salad Greens, Summer Squash, Tomatoes and Winter Squash

This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

Unique ideas for decorating garden, patio & balcony28

This is AWESOME!! Hidden Water Pool. So neat! Turns into a patio... safer and more practical for cold weather months!

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil

How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Swimpond - It self-cleans and has no chemicals, by Swimpond Landscape Design Inc

Rope lighting around the garden...inexpensive, waterproof-