Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

How to Make a DIY Rain Barrel from a Garbage Can

Today's featured DIY project is a great one because we are entering a lovely rainy season soon! Collecting rain water is a convenient, thrifty and green way to water your yard. But not only that, is is a cleaner, more natural way to care for your gardens, yard and landscape. There's an article...

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Regrow roses!!! My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. (quote from link)

Regrow roses!!! My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. (quote from link)

Put Goldfish in your rain barrels to eat the mosquito larvae.  Clever.

Put Goldfish in your rain barrels to eat the mosquito larvae. Clever.

DIY rain barrell. Great to save rain for watering flowers, water balloons, etc.

DIY rain barrell. Great to save rain for watering flowers, water balloons, etc.

A rainwater collection system is something I really want to start using. This is a great tutorial on how to install a rainwater collection system!

Why Rainwater Collection Works And How To Do It Correctly

A rainwater collection system is something I really want to start using. This is a great tutorial on how to install a rainwater collection system!

nice system, with short, descriptive videos as well ~ my new product to try is "RectorSeal" pipe thread sealant, which really should have a different name but whatever lol

nice system, with short, descriptive videos as well ~ my new product to try is "RectorSeal" pipe thread sealant, which really should have a different name but whatever lol

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