DIY Gardening Week 2020

Welcome Spring 2020 with our DIY Gardening Week celebration!

By: Ashley Jones, Editor,
DIY Gardening Week

Welcome the return of spring by celebrating DIY Gardening Week with DIYIdeaCenter and some of our favorite bloggers! To gear up for planting season, we're sharing some beginner-friendly gardening projects and tutorials so that you can start planning out your spring garden ASAP.

If you've always dreamed of creating the garden of your dreams, but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place! From simple seed starting ideas to growing hydrangeas and raspberry bushes, we've got you covered on beginner gardening tips and tricks.

We've also included plenty of fun DIY garden decor ideas to satisfy your spring crafting needs, so that you can add some DIY planters and easy yard decor to your garden, backyard, or patio in no time! Get ready to welcome Spring 2020 by designing the beautiful backyard garden that you've always wanted.

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DIY Garden Decor Ideas

Our readers adore combining recycled materials with their love of DIY garden decor to create some truly unique pieces of pretty and practical garden art. Victoria Hannely of Arizona Craft Mom wants to show you how to turn a thrift store candelabra into a gorgeous vintage-inspired planter! Victoria's DIY freestanding garden planter only has 3 steps and can be completed in a single afternoon, so it's a great weekend project for spring.

Click here to check out Victoria's DIY candelabra garden planter!


DIY Candelabra Garden Planter

DIY bird baths and bird houses are incredibly popular projects with DIYIdeaCenter readers, especially when those projects are made out of thrift store materials! Sarah Norton Ramberg from Sadie Seasongoods is sharing her tutorial for how to make a hanging bird bath out of an upcycled casserole dish lid. The glass lids are super easy to clean (and inexpensive to purchase) and are a great way to bring some feathered friends to your backyard or patio area.

Click here to see how Sarah created her DIY hanging bird bath!


Easy Hanging Bird Bath

Adding greenery to your home is an excellent way to create an inviting, warm living space and DIY planters are a fun way for apartment dwellers to get in on the gardening action. Michelle from A Crafty Mix has a whimsical DIY window planter that she can't wait to share with you! This homemade planter idea shows you how to transform cheap picture frames into an antique-inspired window planter. Plus, Michelle also shares her tips for using Unicorn Spit stain to give your project a vintage look!

Click here to check out Michelle's DIY 'Cracked Up' Window Planter tutorial!


DIY 'Cracked Up' Window Planter

There's nothing our readers adore more than taking a garage sale find and transforming it into a beautiful planter! Sarah Norton Ramberg from Sadie Seasongoods is here to share another fabulous garden project for DIYIdeaCenter readers. Transform thrifted lampshade frames into gorgeous DIY wire hanging planter baskets! This hanging planter idea is ideal for herbs or other small plants and is perfect for your porch or balcony area.

Click here to make Sarah's DIY vertical herb garden idea!

DIY Vertical Herb Garden Idea

If you're obsessed with vintage garden decor, then you'll love this simple hack for giving your flower pots some rustic charm. Victoria Hannley from Arizona Craft Mom shows you how to take new plastic flower pots and gives them a vintage-inspired makeover using paint! This DIY garden decor hack is budget-friendly and looks like aged terra cotta, so that you can create your dream flower garden without breaking the bank.

Click here to see how Victoria gives plastic flower pots a vintage look!


Aged Plastic Terra Cotta Flower Pots

How to Grow Beautiful Blossoms

Creating the flower garden of your dreams has never been so easy! If you've always wanted to surround your front porch with beautiful bushes of hydrangeas, then you're in luck. Blogger Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow is sharing her tips for propagating hydrangea cuttings. These gorgeous flowers are easy to propagate, especially if you start during spring, so that you can have blossoms in stunning shades of lavender, blush pink, or periwinkle the following year.

Click here to see Ananda's 2-step process for propagating hydrangea cuttings!


How to Propagate Hydrangeas

New to flower gardening? Kathy and Steve from The Garden Glove have you covered! Their list of perennials that will bloom all summer focuses on shade-friendly flowers, so that even if you don't a sunny backyard, you can still add some gorgeous blossoms to your flowerbeds. Important fact for beginner gardeners: annuals live for only one growing season and then die, while perennials regrow every spring!

Click here for Kathy and Steve's list of perennials that bloom all summer!

Perennials that Bloom All Summer

If less formal gardens are your thing, then you'll love Kathy and Steve's guide for growing your own wildflower garden! Wildflowers can create a gorgeous and lush backdrop for your backyard, and their article from The Garden Glove discusses the pros of growing your wildflower garden. You'll also find tips for selecting your wildflower mix, keeping your garden edge neat, and when to start planting!

Click here for Kathy and Steve's tips on how to grow a wildflower garden!

How to Grow a Wildflower Garden

Make the Most of Your Small Garden

One of the most frustrating aspects for renters or city dwellers is the difficulties of small space gardening. But a lack of square footage doesn't equal a lack of gardening inspiration! Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow is ready to prove naysayers wrong by showing you how to grow 100 pounds of tomatoes in just 20 square feet! This small space gardening idea is great for tiny backyards and shows you how to get a huge harvest out of just a few tomato plants.

Click here to read Ananda's secrets for growing 100 lbs of tomatoes in 20 square feet!

Not sure where to begin with your small space garden? Check out these expert tips on how to create a square foot gardening layout today!

Growing Tomatoes in Small Gardens

If you have a tiny garden shed and need to get your garden tools in order, then you'll love these easy organization ideas. Kathy and Steve from The Garden Glove are sharing their favorite garden shed organization ideas, so come growing season, you'll be able to find all of your garden necessities with ease.

Click here to see Kathy and Steve's garden shed organization ideas!

Garden Shed Organization Ideas

Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Designing a luscious, grass-covered lawn may seem like an overwhelming task, but blogger Petro Neagu from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas is here to show you that growing grass from seed is super simple. Planting your own lawn takes a few easy steps and it's a great way to transform your garden or yard while being budget-friendly! Petro's included important tips, like learning how to prepare your soil for grass seed and how to research what type of grass works best for your climate, so that beginner gardeners can avoid rookie mistakes.

Click here to read Petro's tips and tricks for growing grass from seed!

Struggle with maintaining your lawn? Not to fear! Create a handy lawn care schedule so that you can keep your lawn in tip-top shape.

Growing Grass from Seed

Beginner gardeners are probably familiar with the idea of germinating seeds but may not know the proper method on how to start seeds for planting. Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow breaks down the two basic methods of seed germination (the paper towel method vs. germinating seeds in soil) and shares her tips with readers on how to germinate seeds at a faster rate. This beginner-friendly gardening article is perfect if you're already planning your spring garden.

Click here to see Ananda's breakdown of the best method of seed germination!


Germinate Seeds 3x Faster

How to Grow Fruits and Veggies

Nothing makes gardeners happier than seeing their crop of fruits and veggies thriving! If you've always wanted to have fresh fruit on your kitchen table, then you don't want to miss Petro Neagu's tips from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas for caring for raspberry bushes. Learn how to keep your raspberry bushes thriving by reading how and when to plant them, as well as how to prune your bushes, so that you can grow a healthy, delicious crop of summer raspberries.

Click here to learn how Petro takes care of her raspberry bushes!


Caring for Raspberry Bushes

If you've always wanted to start your own veggie garden but are short on space, then you'll love these easy container gardening ideas! Kathy and Steve from The Garden Glove are sharing 12 brilliant container vegetable gardening ideas, so that you can grow your own vegetables without having a giant backyard. These low maintenance gardening ideas are perfect for renters and apartment dwellers!

Click here for Kathy and Steve's 12 container vegetable gardening ideas!

12 Brilliant Container Vegetable Gardening Ideas

Tired of dealing with failed crops of veggies? Kathy and Steve from The Garden Glove have a simple solution that can help you battle last year's disappointing crop of vegetables: DIY raised garden beds! Making your own raised garden beds is ideal for vegetable and herb gardening, and are a great way to combat poor soil quality.

Click here to see how Kathy and Steve made their DIY raised garden beds!

DIY Raised Garden Beds

What's your first gardening project for Spring 2020? Let us know below in the comments!

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