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10 DIY Spring Garden Projects

10 DIY Spring Garden Projects

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams

Gardening can be one of the most rewarding eco-hobbies. It provides healthy exercise with nourishing results. My last post prepped the garden for the Spring growing season.† Now grab your tools and your DIY (party) hat, and put that green thumb to work!

10 Spring DIY Garden Projects

1. DIY Compost Bin

Start collecting kitchen scraps for composting. Skip the pressure-treated wood and opt for creating the compost bin using more sustainable option.

2. Start a Spa Garden

Whip up recipes for spa treatments from easy to grow herbs.

3. Garden Tote

Organize gardening tools is easy with this handy repurposed gardenerís bucket.

4. Seedling Cups

Make planting cups from newspaper. Why? Soy-based ink newspaper becomes biodegradable compost.

5. Repair a Leaky Hose

Hoses crack and leak. Save money and repair them yourself.

6. Build A Birdhouse

Do you love birds? Then build them some beautiful abodes.

7. Sharpen Garden Tools

There’s nothing worse that a dull tools. Sharpening will make your garden chores go faster!

8. Bring A Lawn Back to Life

Wake up and revitalize your dull winter lawn.

9. Build A Garden Edge With Wine Bottles

Like wine? A collection of colorful wine bottles provide the perfect material for upcycled border edge for your garden.

10. Build a Folding Plant Stand

If you start your plants from seed, why not keep those babies displayed on a stand.

Photo: Sunset Magazine

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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7:01PM PST on Jan 28, 2013


3:12AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

I've been a backyard gardener who feeds not only myself but also birds and the odd chipmunk. I've been giving friends baskets of bounty for years. Most of those recipients have now got their own gardens so we swap stuff back and forth.

2:08AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Interesting, thanks!

3:35AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

great ideas, thanks!

1:14PM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

Good ideas.

1:32AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

Some other tips that have come up since this was first posted:

If a leaky hose can't be repaired, consider using it as part of a watering system. There are several DIY ideas on the Internet for various needs.

Grass lawns take up a lot of time, energy, water and costs. Many of us don't actually need them. If you want a grass lawn for kids or dogs to run around on, consider alternatives such as moss, low growing camomile and/or a blend of grasses & other meadow plants. They can be just as beautiful, once you're looking beyond the monotonous even carpet that we've been taught a lawn "should be".

For those who don't need a place for kids and dogs to rampage on, there are even more alternatives: succulents, ground-covering herbs (some edible) and unusual grasses, mosses and other plants that will suit the environment of your patch and give your eyes (and maybe nose & tastebuds) a treat every time you pass by.

11:43AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Those are great ideas! Thanks.

11:39AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Those are great ideas! Thanks.

4:04AM PDT on May 29, 2011

Gardening is becoming more and more popular of late with the economy here in the U.S. and in other parts of the world on the decline.
How to Construct a Money Saving Rotating Compost Bin

11:25AM PDT on May 17, 2011

Love this.

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