The Winter Garden: Raised bed for cold weather color and Spring flowers

Winter Garden

This winter garden makes me happy. The landscape design is a little out of the ordinary—which makes it a perfect winter yard project. Don’t let the cold and short days keep you—or your tools—inside. Get out there and get it done. Even though the leaves are down, I think this … see more

Fall home improvement: Troy-Bilt cordless lawn and leaf blower review

home improvement

I swear, maybe it’s the caveman in me or flannel-swaddled North-Easterner I am, there is something about Fall (and all the other seasons in their own wonderful ways) home improvement and ‘season-get-readiness’ I love. And yes, tools play a role in the love affair! From battery run time to on-lawn … see more

Make a DIY planter from an old wood chair

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I saw an old wood chair at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and I thought DIY planter! I love an excuse to plant flowers. So when I saw a charming old wood chair, I thought of how I could transform it into a planter. I dismantled the chair using … see more

Craftsman + Kenmore = Stuff that’s awesome for your house

Craftsman Kenmore

Craftsman & Kenmore invited us to check out some of their new gear for home, shop, lawn, garden, and garage. Up-armored is the theme—from design to details. Let me first say that I love this part of my job. That Craftsman Kenmore would think to invite me to their event … see more

Pallet project inspired! Making the Hanging Gardens of Pallet-On Planter

Bernzomatic pallet project

Pallet + rope + plants = The Hanging Gardens of Pallet-on. The 8th Wonder of DIY! Design. I designed this pallet project to display something I love in a place I love, namely: Flowers and plants and my front porch. It takes up zero floor space. And it’s what I … see more

Four simple tips to maintain your lawn mower like a man

Lawn mower

Hey, man up and maintain your lawn mower. It’s easy. While your at it, get your kid out from behind the tablet and into the yard. Hands-on, baby. Here’s a few things we do. -New season, new spark plug. If your lawn mower is coughing and sputtering, this is a … see more

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