14 Springtime Water-Garden Care Tips

If you have a water garden or are planning to install one, this is a very helpful article. Margaret has been managing two in-ground, rubber-lined garden pools for more than 20 years and has learned a LOT! She shares 14 tips that will help you to get your water garden in shape.  Algae is one […]

Problems with Bird Seed in the Garden

  Feeding birds encourages them to stay within visual contact, but there are bird seed types that may affect your prized plants. Use caution when purchasing wild bird seed to avoid excess waste, allelopathic effects and unwanted pests.   In this article, Bonnie discusses the best way to place bird feeders in your garden so […]

How to Make a DIY Backyard Pond & Landscape Water Feature

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. This is a neat DIY project! Susan built her own backyard pond and waterfall. The project includes a little stone wall with a backdrop of plants and grasses. There’s a step-by-step tutorial with photos. Susan also explains some problems she ran into and […]

How to Choose Lighting for a Small Garden

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here.   Effective garden lighting allows you to enjoy time in your garden even after the sun goes down. Kate is an award-winning garden designer and explains some of the lighting options for small gardens. In this article she discusses: LED Lights – advantages, […]

20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas

Adding a water feature to a garden allows you to create a soothing retreat in your own backyard. It can be a pond, a fountain, a water garden, waterfalls, container ponds, rain chains and more. (Rain chains are my new favorite home feature.) If you see a water feature that appeals to you, click on […]

306 FREE Do It Yourself Garden and Landscape Project Plans and Guides

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. This article contains free DIY plans for greenhouses, compost bins, potting benches, garden gates, garden walks, birdhouses, garden furniture, sheds, waterfalls, and more. Lots of links and building plans. Click on the 306 FREE Do It Yourself Garden and Landscape Project Plans and […]

53 Favorite Backyard Projects

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. If you’re looking for inspiration and tutorials for backyard projects to tackle this summer, this article could help you! Sunset has collected 53 different backyard projects. Some would work well in smaller spaces. There’s a wide variety of DIY projects: fun, gardening, furniture, […]

Simple & Quick Garden Markers You Can Make at Home

Garden markers are used to mark the location and name of the plants, flowers and herbs that you’ve planted. It helps to keep everything straight when the garden is in full bloom. In this article, Britta explains how to make really simple garden markers with flat stones, a particular type of paint and 1 other […]

How to Make a DIY Garden Swing

Garden swings are fun for both kids and adults. Dan of the Live Dan330 website has collected a variety of different garden swings. Most are easy and can be done as a weekend DIY project. Some of the garden swings include detailed tutorials. If you decide to make a wooden pallet swing (which looks awesome!), […]