Get your garden growing with these simple tips, inspiration, and party how-tos.
Who says you need a wall to have a window? Blogger Lindsay Jackman of The White Buffalo Styling Co. shows how to turn a patio into a rocking outdoor room (real rocks are optional). || @Lindsay -The White Buffalo Styling Co.
We love low-tech garden gear. This Waterfall Rain Gauge attaches to a deck or fence, making it easy to keep up with your local rainfall amount. A floating red marker and big digits are easy to see. No batteries and no wires means no worries!
Waterfall Rain Gauge-705-109 at The Home Depot
Ugh! What happened to these tomatoes? Our good friends at Bonnie Plants reply: They have blossom end rot. It often happens when tomatoes are under stress from too little or irregular watering. If your 'maters are looking like this, click through to find out what to do. || @Bonnie Plants
Tomato Quirks - Bonnie Plants
An old screen door (or even a spare window frame can easily turn it into an eye-catching vertical planter! || @Centsational Girl
Cottage Screen Door Planter Rack - Centsational Girl
Whether you're transporting pots from the garage to the garden or books between classrooms, the DIY rolling storage cart has you covered. Click through for the tutorial.
When autumn arrives, don't forget to dress your garden in fall colors. These perennials add gold, bronze, deep violet, and other autumnal shades to your containers. Click through to let Martha Stewart tell you how to plant them!
Make a Fall Container Garden with Perennials | Garden Club
Create a unique hose holder for your garden. Follow along with this step-by-step guide to build your own. || @Shanty-2-Chic.com
DIY Garden Hose Holder
Everything's coming up chalkboard these days, including these super-cute, DIY potted plant toppers. Blogger Carrie Waller shares the how-to. || @Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY
DIY Potted Plant Toppers
Did the summer heat bake your beds and borders? Replace those fried flowers with perky petunias and other blooming beauties for lots of fall color in your western region garden. We have suggestions for the best autumn annuals for your region-- just click through to The Home Depot's Garden Club.
Fall Annuals and Shrubs for the West | Garden Club
Build it, and they will come-- right up to your front door, if that's where you want them. Just click through for the tutorial for this beautiful brick paver path.
Spring isn't the only season for planting beautiful flowering annuals and shrubs! Dig into our list of plants to grow in your region when you click through, and go for a garden palette of gold, deep red, burnt orange, and more.
Plant Fall Annuals and Shrubs | Garden Club
Chalkboard paint is everywhere nowdays, and we love this "framed" herbs project by blogger Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love. Get the how-to on The Home Depot Blog.
Birds enjoy a nice dip in the water to escape the summer heat just as much as the rest of us. But their enjoyment will be cut short if your backyard bird baths and fountains aren’t regularly cleaned! Read along to learn the best way to clean the water features in your yard.
Keep Backyard Bird Baths and Fountains Clean | Garden Club
This simple planter is so easy to make. It would be a great DIY project if you’re new to woodworking. But experienced DIYers will like it, too. Follow along with blogger Erin from DIY on the Cheap as she takes you step by step through the process. || @Erin @ DIY On the Cheap
DIY Mini-Planter Tutorial - DIY on the Cheap
This is one of the simplest DIY backyard games ever. Desginer Beth Barden of designPOST Interiors created this yard pong game from simple PVC pipe and spray paint. And you can see how much her little boy enoys it. Click through for the tutorial (and some excellent outdoor decorating ideas). || @bbarden
Create a fun outdoor game to play in the backyard with the kids or while tailgating before the game. Follow along to learn how to make a homemade Yard Pong game.
DIY Backyard Games: How to Make a Yard Pong Set
This DIY rolling storage cart would be fabulous for gardening! Popular DIY blogger Ana White created the tutorial for this cart especially for The Home Depot's Do-It-Herself Workshops. Click through for the how-to on The Home Depot Blog.
This wind spinner creates a dazzling display of color and light in your backyard... and it proclaims to the world your support for the hometown team. Click through to see this in radiant motion.
Window boxes aren't just meant for the outdoors! Follow blogger Centsational Girl as she demonstrates how to make your own decorative indoor window boxes using wood shims. || @Centsational Girl
Wood Shim Window Box Planter - Centsational Girl
Grow a scrap garden in your window sill by tucking kitchen cuttings into pots of soil or jars of water. Guest Garden Club bloggers Lucy and Laura Mercer show you how easy it is to make kitchen "trash" into new houseplants... when you click through.
Scrap Gardening: Turn Leftovers into New Plants | Garden Club
See how Joni Lay's old, unused tool shed was transformed into an enchanting playhouse for two little girls. It has a pretend kitchen, a stage for putting on shows, kid-sized doors and so many other wonderful details. See it on The Home Depot Blog. || @Joni Lay / Lay Baby Lay
An Amazing Kids' Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed
Too bad this isn't scratch and sniff! It's easy to plant herbs in containers to make a scented garden. Try rosemary, basil, lavender, oregano, and sage. Or treat your nose to all the delicious mint-scents, including chocolate, orange, peppermint and more.
Plant a Container Garden of Cool Edibles | Garden Club
When it's time for a new lawn mower, be sure to take a look at The Home Depot's detailed lawn mower buyer's guide. It will help you choose exactly what's a good fit for your needs. Pin this now, consult it later.
Here's an easy way to add some shade to a deck or patio. Grow a beautiful vine or climbing rose in a trellis planter box, and position it to keep the sun off your fun. We've got lots of ideas on great vines to grow for shade on arbors, pergolas, and lattices, too--click through for more!