Get your garden growing with these simple tips, inspiration, and party how-tos.
Now, where did you leave your trusty trowel? Next time, stick your garden hand tools in a container filled with sand and a little motor oil. It helps scrape off the dirt, prevents rusting, and keeps them at hand.
Used as mulch, decorative stone helps retain soil moisture, blocks weed growth and enhances drainage. Stones also make good walkways because they provide excellent erosion control. Before you buy landscape stone take a quick read of The Home Depot's Decorative Stone Buying Guide so you'll know you're getting the right kind of stone for your project.
How To Select Decorative Stones? at The Home Depot
Follow along with blogger Stacy Risenmay from Not Just a Housewife as she demonstrates how to build your own cute wire plant cloche for just $15! || @Stacy Risenmay
Wire Plant Cloche Tutorial | Not JUST A Housewife
There's a cooler hiding inside this bright, DIY rolling ottoman--it's perfect for keeping cold drinks at hand when you're entertaining on your patio or working outside in your garden. Find out how to make it when you click through; it's designed by blogger Mandy @Fabric Paper Glue.
Patio Side Tables
Butterflies love cosmos and other wildflowers, and gardeners love butterflies. Invite these winged beauties to visit when you scatter wildflower seeds in your yard or garden spot. For best results, choose a mix blended especially for your region (not all will contain cosmos seeds). Click through to find a butterfly-magnet-mix for your area.
It's a wrap. Martha Stewart shows you how to use 1/4" thick rope (sisal, jute, hemp, or natural manila) to make an attractive cachepot for your favorite plant. Grab a glue gun and click through for the how-to.
Splish splash--give fruits and veggies a bath! Build this DIY outdoor sink, and you'll have a spot to wash the dirt off your hands as well as your freshly harvested foods. Click through for details from @Bonnie Plants.
How to Build an Outdoor Sink - Bonnie Plants
Why work up a sweat digging, when you can put together an easy-to-assemble raised garden bed that doesn't even require tools? Made of recycled plastic and wood, this nifty 42" x 42" bed needs just 6 cubic ft. of soil, and you'll be good to grow!
With just a little elbow grease and a quick trip to The Home Depot, you'll be able to create three unique backyard water games for your kids to enjoy when the weather is warm.
Liz and Doug of Hoosier Homemade say they designed their DIY stone walkway to be economical, low-maintenance, durable and to improve the look of their yard. Their tutorial will show you how you can build a path like this in your own yard. || @Hoosier Homemade
How to Install a Stone Walkway
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
Turn a wooden planter into something special by adding a fresh coat of paint and some colorful tiles. || @Positively Splendid
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.
Ana White: How To Build a Rolling Storage Cart - The Home Depot
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.