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July 12th, 2013 - Easy Vegetable Gardens

There is nothing like fresh veggies in your own backyard. Anybody can have a vegetable garden as long as you have about seven hours of sunshine.

At the home we're at today, the homeowner did have to get out and dig up the grass to make their bed. All they did was lay weed mat across their existing back yard and assembled plastic planter boxes.

These boxes come in kits from any local lumber yard. The greatest thing about the kits is that you don't have to cut wood, nail, or use screws. Because they are plastic, they are never going to rot. Because they are raised, you are guaranteed to fill them with really good soils. The main rule is to not buy the cheap stuff. Make sure you have good soil and good drainage.

For an added bonus, you can even use a portable green house to start your seeds early in the season and get ahead of the game. You can buy these at garden centers or online.

If you want to water your garden, you don't have to spend a lot of money. You can get a water barrel and attach it to your gutter with a faucet at the bottom, so you can get water year round without having to pay for it.

This particular home even has a worm farm. You can go on the internet and learn how to do your own worm farm, so you have fresh worms for your garden and even for your compost pile. Compost piles sit in the corner of the yard, so we waste nothing and everything is grown organically.

In short, there is nothing like fresh veggies in your backyard. Not only is it good for you, but it saves you lots of money.

 

 

July 5th, 2013 - Revitalize your Kitchen - watch now

June 26th, 2013 - Sprucing up the Patio - watch now

April 26th, 2013 - Redesigning your Bathroom - watch now

April 12th, 2013 - Decorating a small room - watch now

April 5th, 2013 - Using a Pre-emerge in your flower beds - watch now

March 29th, 2013 - Using a Pre-emerge - watch now

March 22nd, 2013 - Getting Your Bulbs to Bloom - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Open your horizons - watch now

March 8th, 2013 - Freshen up a room - watch now

March 1st, 2013 - Picking out Art - learn more

February 22nd, 2013 - It's all about Symmetry and Balance - learn more

February 15th, 2013 - Buying new furniture - here are some tips

February 8th, 2013 - Impress with a grand entryway! Learn How

February 1st, 2013 - Utility Rooms are so handy - watch this

January 25th, 2013 - Decorating Children's Rooms - Learn some tricks

January 13th, 2013 - Backyard Makeover - watch this

January 4th, 2013 - Children's Crafts Rooms are worth their wait in gold - learn more

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - check them out

December 14th, 2012 - A different kind of flower - watch this

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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