Make your outdoor space come to life and personalize your garden with accents. Close your eyes and recall the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen. Now, mentally take away the plants. What do you see?
Maybe you visualize a bubbling fountain, a bench, or paths strewn with pine straw or mulch. Do you feel the crunch of gravel beneath your feet as you walk through a gated arbor?
These are called landscape features or accents, and they provide interest even when the garden is at rest. They can also frame a view or offer peaceful sounds.
With planter stands, hanging baskets and decorative plant pots, you can dress up your outdoor patio, deck or yard. You can give your plants ready-made homes or take full advantage of all your growing space by knowing how to build a planter box. Learning how to build a planter box is a project you can do in less than a day. Use this guide to find out the basics of building a planter box that fits your space.
One of the most wonderful things about summer is being able to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs from your own backyard.
Today, we are going to help Stephan add a garden to his home. Stephan‘s house is in the city. There is not much room for gardening, which makes a raised bed perfect for his situation.
Starting your own seeds at home is an easy way to increase the variety of garden plant options that are available. This quick and easy project will soon pay off with seedlings you can place in your island bed or raised garden.
For crisp, neat beds and borders, perfectly square corners are a must -- and a sign of good workmanship. This guide will teach you a simple technique to assure you of flawlessly square corners every time.
Hexagon planter boxes are an attractive and unique way to grow plants on your deck or in your backyard. Build a few of these planters in different sizes and heights for an impressive alternative to rectangular raised garden beds. After completing your new hexagon planter, add a trellis to your hexagon planter to support climbing plants like honeysuckle, tomatoes or ivy. Just follow our step-by-step tutorial to build your own hexagon planter.
A planter wall is a fresh and striking way to showcase your plant collection. Instead of shopping around for the perfect frame, create your own for a personalized touch that complements your unique style. This hanging wall can be painted or stained to match a specific color scheme or leave the materials in their natural state for a more rustic-looking texture. See below for instructions on how to make a floating planter wall.
Waves of wildflowers are a breathtaking sight, and a welcome one any time of year. Get the look of a wildflower meadow when you plant flower seed mixes of annuals and perennials in your sunny garden space.
Wildflower beds and meadows take time to establish and mature, but once they do, you'll have a garden that attracts pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies and changes during the season as plants come in and out of bloom.
Wildflower beds are a good solution for full-sun dry slopes and uncultivated areas of your landscape.
Growing from seed is easy and rewarding, and because many of these plants will self-sow, it's an inexpensive way to make more plants.
Bare-root roses can be planted in early spring a month or two before your region’s last frost date. They tend to be less expensive than container roses which can be planted later in the season. Planting bare-root roses just as growth is starting allows them to grow and flower better than a pampered rose in a pot that has already developed leaves and flowers.
Making a terra cotta planter is an easy way to create a beautiful focal point for your garden. Beautiful blooms and an enhanced terra cotta pot display can quickly and easily transform your outdoor space.
Use Rumblestone pavers to build a unique planter for your patio. This guide will show you how to prepare your yard and walk you step-by-step through the building process.
Download the PDF instructions here.
Building a vertical garden is an easy way to add greenery and life to a balcony or other outdoor space. Like hanging baskets and containers, a vertical garden lets you grow everything from edible plants like tomatoes and cucumbers to decorative ferns and flowers in a relatively small space. This Home Depot Guide gives you step-by-step instructions on building your own vertical wall garden. Once complete, all you'll need is potting soil, potted plants, water and direct sunlight to start gardening.
Tip: Whether you're planting an herb garden or growing vegetables, choose pressure-treated cedar or redwood boards, especially if your vertical garden will be exposed to water.
The best way to grow fresh edibles in your own yard is in a DIY raised garden bed. Raised bed gardening makes it easier to control the soil and protect your plants from pests. If your garden plot has compacted soil, then a raised garden bed is the perfect solution. This guide will teach you how to build a raised garden bed and how to choose a location for it. You will also learn how to maintain the plants you grow and learn expert gardening tips for raised garden beds.
Raised garden beds keep weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as a barrier to pests. The sides of the beds will keep your garden soil from eroding away during heavy rains. Raised garden beds also help reduce back strain, which is helpful for older gardeners or people with chronic back pain.
You can build your own raised garden bed with pressure-treated wood or treated lumber. However, building raised beds does take more time, effort and requires extra tools. If you prefer an easy alternative, buy a raised garden bed kit.
Raised bed plans and kits come in different styles and sizes. They are great for growing your own salsa or salad ingredients. You can make a raised garden bed to plant crowds of seasonal flowers to add color to your landscape.
Tip: Don't worry if you don't own all of the tools needed to complete this DIY project. Rent tools and trucks for any project at The Home Depot.
Start growing your own fresh organic vegetables in your own yard.
If your new tree is top-heavy or frail enough to get knocked over, you should stake it until it’s strong enough to support its own weight. This guide will teach you how to stake a tree and how to stake a leaning tree.
Summer-flowering bulbs such as canna, gladiola, dahlia and calla lily are great for spectacular colors and fabulous foliage in your garden midsummer through early autumn.
The best time to plant these bulbs is in the spring. This guide shows you how.
Set up a readily accessible suet bird feeder to give your birds a much needed nutritional treat. Suet is made from fat, which provides high concentrations of energy to birds that need it in order to sustain a constant high metabolism.
Suet feeders are easy to maintain, require very little cleaning and are effortlessly refilled. Just follow the easy instructions in this project guide and you can make your own bird feeder in an hour of less.
A fresh plant can bring life to almost any space in your home. Whether you’re introducing new foliage to the patio or living room, the right arrangement can make a big difference. Create a unique twist on standard hanging baskets by hanging them at different levels and in a creative pattern.
Read our simple steps below to learn how to make your own. Need supplies fast? Order before noon for convenient scheduled same-day delivery.
This Terra Cotta Pot Fountain is a great use for planters. It can be placed anywhere you’d like to enjoy the relaxing sound of trickling water.
Download a PDF version of this project, and visit the Garden Club for more gardening projects.
It’s best to plant flowers when it’s not especially hot or sunny. An overcast day when rain is in the forecast is ideal. Most flowers should be planted after your region’s last frost date.
Planting flowers in spring is the most popular time, but perennials do fine if planted in early fall in the North and late fall in the South.
This guide teaches you how to plant flowers, including plant selection, soil preparation aand offers tips on choosing plants and preparing soil before planting flowers.
This guide will show you how to turn your herb garden into a beautiful hanging display.
Download the PDF instructions for the How to Make a Hanging Garden project.
Hydroponics is a specialized type of gardening that grows plants in soil-free nutrient solutions, allowing the roots to have direct access to essential nutrients and oxygen. Plants grown using a hydroponic system typically have an increased growth rate and larger, more vibrant blooms. Additionally, hydroponic gardening is economical and environmentally friendly, and can be done indoors year-round, no matter your climate.
All your hydroponic garden needs is a system, water, light, seeds and nutrients. You’ll grow more in shorter time than traditional gardens, without the bugs and dirt. Although it seems daunting at first, even the most beginner gardener can feel comfortable using a hydroponic system.
For more tips on how to grow a year-round hydroponic garden, read this article from The Home Depot Garden Club.
Tip: For an abundant hydroponic garden, make sure you plants get proper nutrients and plenty of controlled light. Regularly test the water and keep the temperature and humidity in range.
Work gloves are a great tool to keep in your tool box, but are often overlooked. There are several types of gloves available that can protect your hands while you work on various projects. Different gloves are better suited for different jobs, so you may opt to keep more than one type on hand.
This buying guide highlights the different types of work and safety gloves available, along with the materials that comprise them, sizing and fit, and uses and safety.
Watering your lawn and garden can account for up to 40 percent of your total household water use. A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from your roof to use in your yard and garden. Otherwise, that water would run off and go into storm drains and streams.
This guide will help you understand different types and uses of rain barrels.