Landscaping & Gardening

DIY Firepit and Seating | Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Firepit and Seating

Firepits are very popular right now. You can purchase a simple firepit at your local home improvement store, or put in a little sweat equity and create a DIY Firepit with Seating. When we had several hardwood trees taken down in our…
Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl
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Lowe’s Spring Makeover Plans

I'm super amped to give you an update on the Lowe's Spring Makeover plans. If you recall, Lowe's was partnering with these bloggers heroes to come to the rescue of a few homeowners: All Things G&D | Beneath My Heart | Brooklyn Limestone |…
Install a Post Mounted Birdhouse | Pretty Handy Girl
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How to Install a Birdhouse on a Post

Hey y'all! I'm back with another easy tutorial. This is another #DIYCourage project sponsored by Duluth Trading Co. Do you love birds? Want to add some birdhouses to your property without attaching them to trees? Today I'm going to share…
Build a Temporary Pergola with Trellises | Pretty Handy Girl
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How to Build a Temporary Pergola

This tutorial to build a temporary pergola is perfect for a wedding, photo shoot, for some shade, or for your garden if you are okay with it not lasting forever. My sister and I constructed it for our Thompson's WaterSeal Bali Dream…
Heart Shaped Topiary | Pretty Handy Girl
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Heart Shaped Topiary

The season of love is upon us. Have you embraced it? Or are you struggling to find something cute but not cutesy. Or something non-red or pink? Today I have a tutorial to show  you how easy it is to create a heart shaped topiary. Keep it…
WORX JawSaw Review | PrettyHandyGirl
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WORX JawSaw Product Review

A few months ago WORX sent me their WORX Lithium Cordless Chainsaw with Extension Pole for a product review. Our property is very wooded and we have so many trees that I've lost count. I do know that they need pruning and maintaining on…
Flying Yellow Jacket | Pretty Handy Girl
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How to Identify Yellow Jackets and Protect from Being Stung

Summertime is here and I can't keep shoes on the kids... ...or clothes for that matter. I think my kids inherited it from me. I have fond memories of running around our backyard as a child barely clothed. I also have a not…
3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl
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3 Step Little Red Wagon Planter

Container gardening is easy and great for instant color gratification. But, it's especially fun to find "unconventional" objects to use as a planter. You may have noticed my little red wagon planter in the Landscaping 101 post. My 3 Step…
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How to install landscape bed black edging

Jaime here from That's My Letter to share an easy project that will make your landscaping look clean and neat. Today we are going to talk about how to install landscape bed black edging. We just moved into a new home with tons of landscaping,…
How to grow Happy Tomatoes
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How to Grow an Incredible Crop of Tomatoes

Last spring we completed my raised bed stack stone garden.  It served as an incredible place for me to try my hand at growing vegetables.  I planted green peppers, strawberries, onions, basil, oregano, jalapeños, and 9 tomato plants. Yup,…
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How to Recover Outdoor Pillows and a Mini Patio Makeover #LowesCreator

When Lowe's challenged me to give an outdoor spot a mini-makeover, I knew exactly where to turn my attention. Our small paver patio is where we sit on warm spring days to eat lunch, take a break or sip wine after dark. The winter months…
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Easy Potted Clover for St. Patrick’s Day

Valentine's Day is in one day, right? So, what am I up to? I'm getting ready to celebrate the return of spring and St. Patrick's Day of course. In North Carolina, the trees are starting to bud and a few have flowers. I'm super excited…
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How to Patch Spots in Your Grass (The Easy Way)

Welcome back to the Spring Olympic events. We are here in Handy Stadium which is home to numerous sporting events including: football, soccer, 25 yard dash, off-road cycling and you can't forget father/son wrestling. As you can see, we…
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Creative Container Gardening – DIY Talent The Pink Hammer Blog

Welcome back to another day of the DIY Talent Parade! Do you see that flurry of pink activity? You know what that means, it is none other than Kelly from The Pink Hammer Blog! Kelly is the gal behind those rockin' pink tools. With…
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How to Root Plant Clippings

I have a bush in our yard that is a pure delight to me. It has the distinguished honor of being the first flowering plant in our landscaping after a long winter. In the winter, it has pretty dark shiny evergreen foilage. When these…
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Installing Your Own Sprinkler System

Last week I shared with you how to grow a better lawn based on what I learned from my education at Pennington Seed. Part of growing a more beautiful lawn is learning how to water it properly. Did you know that the majority of homeowners…
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How to Grow a Better Lawn – Grass Seeds DO Make the Difference

Last week I flew to Portland, OR to get an education on grass seed at Pennington Seed. I learned a lot more than I ever imagined you could learn about those little seeds. I am so grateful for the opportunity and the time that Pennington…
DIY Firepit and Seating | Pretty Handy Girl
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How to Make a Fire Pit in an Afternoon

With the arrival of Autumn, I am looking forward to some fires in our fire pit and — of course — some S'mores! I made a fire pit in an afternoon last year after we had 14 trees taken down (boo hoo!) Sadly, they were dying or diseased.…
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Landscaping for FREE or How to Organize a Plant Swap

Do you want to give your landscaping a face lift? Are you tired of the builder's grade boxwoods in your front yard, but you don't really have the money to buy new plants. You shouldn't have to! Get new plants, bushes, flowers, seeds, bulbs…
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Creating an Outdoor Oasis – Guest Post by Frugal with a Flourish

Yesterday we had a 78F day in NC. I spent most of the day raking leaves out of our planter beds. I was so thrilled to see little green plants poking through the soil. I don't know about you, but I am sooooo ready for Spring! Old man winter better…