Grow It, Buy It & DIY It: 35 Posts to Shape Up Your Outdoor Space

It can be hard to get motivated for work on our outdoor spaces when winter weather is hanging on, but now really is the best time to begin planning and prepping. If we put a little effort into our outdoor spaces starting now, we'll be able to enjoy the dog days of summer lapping up cocktails in the shade.

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GROW IT
How To Grow Your Own Moss
5 Fear-Conquering Tips For First Time Gardeners
You Can Do It! First-Time Vegetable Gardening for the Black-Thumbed
Starting a Garden Without Spending a Ton of Green
7 Kitchen Waste Items to Use in the Garden
How To Start a Compost Heap
How To Start Seeds In Eggshells
10 Colorful & Low Maintenance Window Box Plants
5 Fragrant Plants for a Small Space
One Minute Tip: How to Grow Your Tomatoes Into Trees

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BUY IT
15 Stylish Planters Under $50
Handmade Wooden Tree Swings
Dala by Stephen Burks: Outdoor Furniture Made From Recycled Food Packaging
7 Indoor-Worthy Outdoor Chairs
10 Outdoor Finds: Under $10
Wired and Wonderful: Airy Outdoor Furniture
Outstanding Tents by Field Candy
The Most Glam Garden Games
Patio Pop: Neon Accents for Outdoor Rooms
Colorful Outdoor Seating for Kids

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DIY IT
How To Make an Easy DIY Outdoor Rug
Modern DIY Filing Cabinet Gardens: Durable & Inexpensive
How To Make a Hot Pink Chair Swing
Try This: Make A Bird Bath From An Unloved Lamp
15 Repurposed Planters: Just Add Dirt
Make It: A Chevron Recycled Wood Planter
How To Make An Oil Can Planter
15 Outdoor DIY Projects For Summer
Make It: Twine Ball Light Garland
DIY Urban Planter Box Plans
5 Ways to Update Old Patio Furniture
3 DIY Blankets to Solve Picnic Problems
Do-It-Yourself Hanging Bench
DIY Lawn Twister
An Eco Friendly, Safe Way to Repel Flies

Images: 1. John's Lovely & Lush Backyard Retreat by Bethany Nauert; 2. How To Grow Your Own Moss by Tanya Lacourse; 3. Stackable Totem Planters from West Elm; 4. How To Make an Easy DIY Outdoor Rug by Katie Steuernagle