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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

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Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner and chock-full of great benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your soil where you live … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden. It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. What to Compost: … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting

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DIY Stylish Compost Bin

Finding a place for your compost bin can be difficult when it doesn’t fit in with your landscaping or overall outdoor decor. If you don’t have a natural spot to place it, an unsightly compost bin can stand out like a sore thumb. But! This stylish do-it-yourself compost bin is certain to complement any outdoor space. Supplies: Wooden pallets (3-4) Saw Hammer Screws or nails … Continue reading DIY Stylish Compost Bin

5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

At POLYWOOD, we repurpose recycled milk jugs by transforming them into beautiful, functional outdoor furniture. Rethinking the function of everyday objects is a great way to find eco-friendly solutions for decorating your home, entertaining, dining and so much more. Spice up your outdoor living space with these five creative ways to repurpose canning jars. Chandelier A chandelier is a great way to bring indoor comfort … Continue reading 5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design