Sure, you can recycle them, but why reuse plastic bottles to make things you can use around the house: from planters of all kinds to furniture and boats!
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From line-drying the laundry to putting up solar panels, we’ve all got many options for putting solar energy to work in our homes.
Want to extend your growing season, or get an early start next Spring? These plans for DIY greenhouses from recycled materials will do the trick.
While it may not feel like it – it definitely doesn’t here – Winter garden season is upon us… and pretty soon you may be thinking about ways to extend the growing season as it starts to cool off. A greenhouse is the go-to solution for most folks, but that means shelling out some bucks… right? Maybe not as much as you might think…
Putting fish and plants together in a closed loop (that’s organic by necessity) strikes me as a brilliant use of biomimicry… or, at least the notion that “waste equals food” in the natural world. But can a backyard tinkerer put together an aquaponics system on the cheap?
Got hundreds or thousands of LEGO bricks lying around, and thinking about trashing them? Don’t – you can make useful items with those “toys.” Here are ten ways that others have upcycled LEGO bricks.
When you live in a somewhat unpredictable climate, it can be truly frustrating to try and deal with a gardening routine. Many plants might even die if you accidentally plant too soon. That is why it can really pay off to do an indoor garden or, at least, prepare for it indoors until you are really sure a garden is workable outside.