Category: Backyard

Growing And Propagating Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Growing And Propagating Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Angel Trumpets are known for their huge, beautiful flowers that hang down in large clusters. Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia) is often confused with Devil’s Trumpet (Datura). Angel Trumpet is more like a semi-woody tree with one or more primary trunks that have branches which create a canopy from which large flowers hang facing downward. Datura is … Continue Reading

DIY Garden Markers and Hanging Plant Markers

DIY Garden Markers and Hanging Plant Markers

This project started because all the cute hanging plant markers we made last yearfor the garden using polymer clay are now brittle and crumbling apart even though we painted and sealed them. A lot of effort and expense wasted. This time, we are going big and bold and will be using leftover slats from our … Continue Reading

How To Find The Value Of A Used Riding Lawn Mower Or Garden Tractor

How To Find The Value Of A Used Riding Lawn Mower Or Garden Tractor

A used riding lawn mower can be a big investment. A little bit of research and a thorough inspection before you purchase it is the best way to protect yourself from paying too much. Before you part with a couple of hundred (or couple of thousand) dollars, it’s worth taking the time to get some … Continue Reading

Used Riding Lawn Mower And Garden Tractor Checklist

Used Riding Lawn Mower And Garden Tractor Checklist

This checklist is a starting point in helping you decide whether to purchase a used riding lawn mower. It will give you an idea of what to look for when you inspect the mower. We’ve also included a description of what to look for and why. When you’re ready to actually look at a mower, … Continue Reading

How To Repair Riding Mower Seats

How To Repair Riding Mower Seats

Note: For all products mentioned, please read the manufacturer’s directions regarding safety, surface preparation and clean up. Update! Please read the update at the bottom of this article. We tried a different repair method for the seat to our Toro riding lawn mower, which had several splits and had lifted completely out of the plastic … Continue Reading

DIY Plant Fertilizer

DIY Plant Fertilizer

After a few Pinterest project fails, I was a little nervous about using the DIY plant fertilizers that were being posted. Without knowing why different amounts of ingredients were being added, or their benefit (or worse, harm) to the plants, I thought I’d hold off. So it was time to do a little research into … Continue Reading

DIY Well Drilling – And What We Learned Along The Way

Pretty much everything we do is DIY, so why not give well drilling a try… There are a lot of websites and videos out there that are worth reading/watching if you’re thinking of trying it yourself. We read and watched dozens and thought we had a solid plan. Here are some questions and tips we … Continue Reading

DIY Benches And Coffee Table

DIY Benches And Coffee Table

These benches were made to match our DIY patio tables. I used a similar design as for the tables but made the legs shorter. I had already purchased the cushions off of Craigslist, so I knew how wide I needed the benches to be. There are two benches of equal length. We placed them together … Continue Reading

DIY Patio Tables

DIY Patio Tables

A round of storms took our umbrellas, as well as the glass patio tables they were insterted into, and created a shattered, mangled mess. In all honesty, the old glass and metal tables should have made their way to the curb many years prior. But I knew I wanted to replace them with wooden tables … Continue Reading