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How to Make a Toad House

How to Make a Toad House - a snug and safe retreat for toads -

Toads love to spend the day securely tucked away in a moist, shady nook. Here’s a fun, easy, and attractive toad house you can make to provide shelter and encourage more toads in your backyard.

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Plant a Moon Garden

Plant a Moon Garden - when the sun goes down, these plants are at their prime -

Usually, we think of planning the perfect garden for a sunny summer day. But there are some plants that are at their best at night. We show you how to create a garden that shines when the sun doesn’t.

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How to Divide Bearded Iris

How to Divide Bearded Iris - promotes plant health and more blooms –

Step by step instructions on how to dig and divide your bearded iris plants.

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No-Brainer Container Combinations for Annual Plants

No-Brainer Container Combinations for Annual Plants - Make one yourself in less than 30 minutes! -

Eight easy-care plant combinations selected by a team of experts for their beauty, plant compatibility and outstanding performance all season long. Includes a printable PDF with step-by-step directions and a supply list that you can take along for shopping.

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Build a House for Native Bees

Build a House for Native Bees - the perfect nesting site for mason and leafcutter bees -

Celebrate mason and leafcutter bees with your family by providing bee houses and harvesting their cocoons to keep them safe. We have three styles of bee houses you can make with just a few simple tools and supplies.

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How to Divide Hostas

How to Divide Hostas - the easy way to multiply your plants -

Step-by-step instructions on how to dig and divide your hosta plants.

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How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden

How to Plant a Fragrant Shade Garden - sweet-smelling DIY garden plan -

Imagine a cool corner of the forest, green leaves above, soft earth below, a carpet of flowers, the air heavy with floral perfume. Actually, don't imagine it--build it yourself! In this article, we'll show you how to grow a heavenly-scented shade garden.

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Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors - jumpstart your spring -

Why wait for April showers to bring spring flowers when you can force the budded branches from many trees and shrubs into bloom early. Here’s our list of some of the easiest to force so that you can chase those winter blues away early this year.

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How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets - avoid messy traps or dangerous poisons –

Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.

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How to Repot a Cactus

How to Repot a Cactus - a prickly subject -

Repotting a cactus can seem like a daunting task. But with a few precautions to protect you, and your cactus, it’s just as easy as repotting any other container plant.

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