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Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. For Outdoor gatherings.

Where has this been all my life? Re-purpose a pump for filling water balloons instead of turning the hose off and on all day!

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks & mosquitoes! Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio.

In ground trampoline tutorial. Wahoooo.

Arcurio Latticework panels, clover, great for concealment of trash bins, hvac, etc. Also could be used for privacy screen. Can be painted and comes in TONS of designs. Also, made in the USA! Seriously considering this...

Easy-to-build lattice screen. Looks SO much nicer!

Good for hiding ugly things in the yard - like garbage/recycling cans, garden hose, etc.

trash can concealer for outside trash cans

Outdoor covered patio with fireplace, great addition idea. LOVE this!! What a beautiful place to hang out.

Cotton pads dipped in wax become instant campfire starters. Good to know for camping!

Pick out a large glazed pot. Stack unused plastic pots in the base to prop your hanging basket of flowers. Remove the wires of the basket and voila....

Nantucket. Did this last summer ... my FAVORITE combo so far!!! Calibrachoa (orange), sutera cordata (white), scaevola hybrid (blue), and Ipomea Marguerite (Sweet potato vine)

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice.

DIY Umbrella Stand - Love this for the backyard!

Easy enough and not toxic. Make Your Own At Home- Weed Killer

Family Rock Garden - Natural Keepsakes -The project could easily be done with polished flat stones and weather proof paint or you can purchase pre-made ones from Serenity Health and Home Decor.

Paint your outdoor flower pots with Rustoleum Glow in the Dark paint! This paint absorbs light by day and glows by night!

protractedgardenHostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. | protractedgarden

Fall Window Box made with hay, a pumpkin, winter pansies, a mum, ivy and dried seed pods & flowers from the garden (Garden of Len & Barb Rosen)