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In the Gardening section you’ll find articles and ideas for making your outdoors beautiful. For example, check out How to Turn a Pallet into a Planter.

How to Turn a Pallet into a Planter
Ethan | August 9, 2012
How to Turn a Pallet into a Planter

Today we’re featuring a guest contribution by Jeff Williams, one of our regular readers. If you’d ever like to submit an article for review, shoot me an email! Over the last couple of years my wife and I took on a huge exterior transformation to turn our ugly house into a lovely home. You can see the 2 years compressed down into 20 minutes on DIY Network’s show Sweat Equity.We added insulation, windows, and siding. That made for a lot of materials on site and most of it was shipped on pallets with one of them being... 

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How to Make a Wooden Planter Box
Ethan | May 16, 2012
How to Make a Wooden Planter Box

Continuing my foray into the world of woodworking, last week I made a wooden planter box, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. The box is functional, looks good and all the joints are nice and tight. Much like the wooden beer tote I made, if you change the dimensions, this planter box can be used for many other purposes (like a casserole dish). It was a fun woodworking project, and here’s how I put it together.Materials:1 x 10″ x 6′ Oak 1/4″ plywood Wood filler Wood stain Polyurethane Handles Plants 10×14″... 

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How to Use Landscaping Fabric to Prevent Weeds (DuPont Example)
Ethan | June 24, 2011
How to Use Landscaping Fabric to Prevent Weeds (DuPont Example)

Two days ago, I was inspired by an article on Young House Love where Sherry writes about tackling some weeds around her mailbox. It was a simple story about removing some weeds, putting down landscaping fabric, planting flowers and spreading mulch. After reading it, I thought to myself, “I have weeds and landscaping fabric. I should do this. Right now.”A quick trip to Home Depot and I had everything I needed:Mulch ✔ Flowers ✔ Landscaping fabric ✔ Fabric achors ✔Step 1: Weed and Turn Over the Dirt Weeding is... 

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