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If you're thinking about adding a new garden bed to your yard, it's important to know the sun exposure of that area. I like to track the sun exposure at different times during the season so I understand how the sun changes. Here's how to determine sun exposure in your garden. |

20 Adorable Small Garden Ideas - repurpose things by spray painting in a bright color and using it as a planter..

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DIY Cardboard Mulching -

Yard is Hard, Part III: DIY Cardboard Mulching - Evan & Katelyn

DIY Rain Barrel - You won't have to feel guilty about using fresh water to water your garden anymore! #organic #gardeningw

24 DIY Garden Projects Anyone Can Make

Red Creeping Thyme. grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. perennial. repels mosquitoes. can grow as entire lawn.

STEPABLES.COM - Plants that tolerate foot traffic

10 Tips on Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees. I just planted about 8 new Dwarf Trees in my backyard, adding to the 4 I already had. For a small city lot, these are great. :) This year I have awesome pears, apples and sweet cherries.

10 Tips on Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees

Apartment balcony garden inspiration, the carpet is a cute idea. I wonder if they have cute outdoor carpets

How to improve your container garden

Pathway through Wildflowers at MWF - MICHIGAN

growing carrots in a pot.

Learn How to Grow Carrots - a Versatile and Delicious Vegetable

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. Use it in flowerbeds. Great contrast color to plants / flowers.

Creeping Jenny - Groundcover

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Lantana -"Landmark Sunrise Rose" - It starts yellow, then matures to coral then pink! So easy to care for, and butterflies and hummingbirds love it! More importantly, it can survive drought conditions!

Raised Garden bed with cinder blocks. Doesn't link to anything, but the images say it all.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I start my summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called “Winter-Sowing.” Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies. Here’s how:

Wintersowing Tips-Preparing Milk Jugs