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Best Potting Soil for Every Type of Plant

If your plants are growing in a pot or container, you need potting soil. Here are our picks for the best potting soil for every type of plant, from tomatoes to succulents.

The Benefits of Planting Hostas

Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


30 Outstanding One-Day Backyard Projects

Save $100s and update your outdoor spaces instantly with these easy and inexpensive one-day backyard projects!


8 Outdoor Projects You Can Do Yourself

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your backyard beckons! To help you make the best of the...


12 Outdoor Items We’re Buying at World Market This Month

From family barbecues to trips to the park and just relaxing on the balcony and enjoying a meal in the...

Retread & Grow: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Hanging Planter

Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...

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11 Flower Boxes That Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Beautify your front yard with flower boxes. These picks fit below windows, along walkways and more.


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10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...


How to Build a Modern Rustic Wall Planter

Learn how to bring a stylish splash of green to any wall in your home.


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...

Heavy Lifting

Lift heavy stuff without breaking your back


How to Build a Planter with String Light Pole

Plants and string lights add festivity to your porch or deck .


Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves and trim make it a pretty addition...


How to Build a Modern Planter

Build it any size you like—in one afternoon.


3-Season Wooden Planter Box Plans

Enjoy lush, blooming plants spring, summer and fall

How to Build a Wooden Planter Box

An simple planter box that's all curves and circles


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Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter

Build a raised planting bed and have tonight's salad at your fingertips!


Make Your Own Tiered Plant Stand

Build this handsome, durable plant stand in one morning.


Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis

Use these tips and tricks when building with bamboo to make your planter and trellis strong.


How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents

Find a new use for that fallen tree by creating a natural wood log planter


12 DIY Planter Boxes You Can Make in a Day

If you're short on space or don't want to dig up your yard to put in plants, planter boxes are...


Terrarium Twist: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter Table

Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.


Pretty Hanging Planter Ideas

Get creative with hanging planters. Raise them up to create a stage, double them up for more interest, or use...

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13 Outdoor Self-Watering Planter Options for the Easiest Container Garden Ever

From big to small, stand-up to hanging on the wall, these self-watering planters will save you time and help you...


Natural Mulch Landscape Edging

Try natural planter edging instead of plastic.


How to Build a Living Wall with Movable Planters

Plant a vertical garden, and let the automatic watering system keep it thriving.


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Easy Things You Can Do in a Weekend to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


Instant (and Cheap!) Planter Upgrade

Water settling at the bottom of pots can lead to root rot. To combat this problem, cut up old sponges...


5 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Cheap Planter

Great outdoor planters don't need to be expensive. We've got you covered with five effortless ways to create decorative cheap...