A Complete Guide to Outdoor Floral Arrangements

You don’t have to be a gardening pro to create gorgeous outdoor floral arrangements for your home. All it takes is picking your favorite plants, choosing the right containers, and unleashing your creativity. You might be thinking floral arrangements are limited to vases of flowers on tables but outdoor floral arrangements can also mean pots of flowers, flower beds… pretty much anything as long as … Continue reading A Complete Guide to Outdoor Floral Arrangements

DIY Greenhouse for Every Skill Level

A greenhouse provides a wealth of benefits for your home. They extend your growing season through the winter and prevent pests from destroying your plants. Plus, you can grow plants that aren’t native to your area. With time and the right resources, you’ll have a beautiful greenhouse in the comfort of your backyard. Read below for tips on how to build your very own DIY … Continue reading DIY Greenhouse for Every Skill Level

Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day is an important date to set aside time to appreciate and give back to our planet. This day is also an excellent opportunity to bond with your kids and teach them ways to care for Mother Nature. We’ve rounded up 15 fun Earth Day activities you can do with your kids, from crafty projects to delicious recipes. 1. DIY Bird Feeder You don’t … Continue reading Earth Day Activities for Kids

Fall Gardening Projects for Kids

Gardening is an excellent way to get outside and spend quality time with your kids. You might think gardening is a spring or summer activity, but fall is just as good of a season. The cooler weather is perfect for a wide variety of plants that grow and thrive in the autumn months.  Here are a few ideas for gardening projects you can do with … Continue reading Fall Gardening Projects for Kids

How to Build a Bird Feeder

Building a bird feeder is the perfect family-friendly weekend project. You’ll attract an assortment of beautiful birds to your yard while spending much-needed quality time with your kids. A bird feeder is a fun and easy project that you can build using existing items in your house. You can use everything from untreated scrap wood and plastic bottles to toilet paper rolls and egg cartons.  … Continue reading How to Build a Bird Feeder

How to Start Composting at Home

Over the years, composting has become increasingly popular among green thumbs. In a nutshell, composting is the natural process of decomposing food and yard waste. The end product — which many gardeners call “black gold” — can be added to soil to help plants grow. It also helps reduce your carbon footprint and limit your contribution to landfills. This blog covers the benefits and basics … Continue reading How to Start Composting at Home

Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

What’s on your remodeling or construction wishlist? Many families pine for a pool in the sun. Others dream of a sprawling deck for barbecues and sunbathing. Regardless of the size of your backyard, most homeowners share one dream in common: that of a roaring fire pit. Fire pits create a rustic, relaxed focal point for your backyard. Orienting furniture, outdoor lighting, and elements like lattice … Continue reading Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

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4 Do-It-Yourself Patio Projects

Summer’s here and what better way to get those creative juices flowing than with DIY patio ideas to beautify your patio, porch, or backyard? Here are some of our favorite projects to add a little color and plenty of visual interest to any outdoor space. Self-Watering Planter Do you buy pots overflowing with flowers for your patio… and then let them die because you miss … Continue reading 4 Do-It-Yourself Patio Projects

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5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

I’d never given much thought to recycling before working at POLYWOOD. As I’ve worked here for over a year now, it is something that has been on my mind more and more (we’re pretty big on recycling here *wink*). Repurposing plastic bottles and/or milk jugs sounded interesting, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas. Below are just a few of my favorite DIY upcycling projects…if you look for … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens