MUST grow some.  Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant.

Mosquito Grass

must try.Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

Yard decor!

DIY Garden Planter & Birds Bath

D. Topsy-Turvy Planter & Birdfeeder: very cute and inexpensive. Could forget bird feeder and plant herbs

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Drill holes in your fence and insert marbles! So neat! Wow, drill holes in your fence and insert marbles! So neat! Bring happy to everyone who passes by. a smile guaranteed. By: Homestead Survival

Turn an old chair into a swing. | 32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Old Chair = Swing Kid’s Swing What a fun color! This DIY porch swing used to be a rocking chair. The basic steps involved for making this swing are cutting the legs off, …

Heres a DIY for lawn Jenga....  also has instructions for building ladder golf.

To make a DIY outdoor version of Jenga get out some and cut them into approx 10 ½ ” long pieces. Once you have 54 pieces, sand them up a little, stack ‘em, and challenge everyone to a match! Our favorite bar has one of these on the patio -- giant jenga!

How to transform a fence that's an eyesore into an eye-catching wall garden by grouping small plants inside wall-mounted shadow boxes made from weathered wood scraps. | Photo: Jennifer Cheung | thisoldhouse.com

75 Outdoor Upgrades for Under $75

Pressure-treated wood left over from a building project turned into shadow boxes to hang on a fence. Theyre strong enough to support a gallon-size plant in a ceramic pot. little-projects-diy

Mason jar lanterns - I love how simple these are

20 Summertime Projects!!

Love the idea of illuminating a backyard with mason jar candle holders hanging from trees - cute to light the way for the long outdoor reception

Awesome way to do a "guest room". This started out as a 12x12 shed. They added the porch, salvaged cottage windows and split shingle roof.

Best Yard Before and Afters 2010

Awesome way to do a "guest room" if your house is too small. This started out as a shed. They added the porch, salvaged cottage windows and split shingle roof. would love this just as a garden shed or reading area

backyard idea using tiki torces- this could totally go in my blueberry bush pot.

solar tiki torch planter - I did this last year and it was great. solar tiki torches are hard to find though and they are pretty flimsey

Babblings and More: Old Window: Backyard Treatment

Babblings and More: Old Window: Backyard Treatment - i don't much like the window, but the mason jar vases are a cute touch.

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