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How to Harvest Basil from Your Garden and Use it at Home

Mid-summer is the perfect time to reap the benefits of your herb garden. Read on to learn how to harvest basil, use it and preserve it.

How to Create a Spilled Flower Pot

Here's how to upcycle broken flower pots and add a playful touch to your garden!
DIY stepped plant container display rack made from stair stringers.

How to Make a Container Garden Display Rack

It takes just 6 steps to make this cute container garden display rack! Here are the instructions.

How to Get an Early Start on Your Spring Garden

Can’t wait to get to garden this spring? Here are a few secrets for getting a successful head start!
Outdoor Kitchen

How to Build an Outdoor Potting Counter with Concrete

This outdoor potting counter features an industrial, concrete-based design. Learn how to make it, step by step, right here!

How to Plant a Thriller, Filler, Spiller

Here’s a tip to make your patio stand out: plant a Thriller, Filler, Spiller. It’s simply three plants in one container that make a big statement.

Drop-In Self-Watering Planters

Southern Patio’s drop-in self-watering planter helps keep your garden looking fresh, and your plants watered, green and beautiful.

Self-Watering Planter Inserts

Self-watering planters make life easy for busy gardeners. Southern Patio's easy-to-use insert converts most planters to self-watering.
rain gutters as flower boxes

Using Plastic Rain Gutters as Flower Boxes

Here's a tip for dressing up your porch railing. Use plastic rain gutters as flower boxes rather than building them out of wood.