33 DIY Garden Ideas to Adorn Any Backyard

By STACY FISHER
Stacy Fisher
33 DIY Garden Ideas to Adorn Any Backyard
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Raised Garden Beds

A raised garden bed

The Navage Patch

Add to your garden or start a new one with these raised garden beds. Built with beautiful cedar planks, these raised gardens look as good as they work. You’ll have them for years and they’ll stand up to the elements nicely.

Raised Garden Beds from The Navage Patch

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Window Box Planters for a Shed

A window box full of flowers

Funky Junk Interiors

window box planter gives you a small space for just one or two items to grow. Here one is built into the window of a shed, creating a little extra space for a garden. This project shows how to build the crate, and then whitewash it to get a rustic look.

Window Box Planters for a Shed from Funky Junk Interiors

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Succulent Garden in a Fountain

A fountain with plants growing in it

A Piece of Rainbow

This succulent garden is in an interesting type of container! Instead of being grown in a pot, these succulents are growing in an outdoor fountain. The layers of succulents spill over onto the next, creating a full, layered look.

Succulent Garden in a Fountain from A Piece of Rainbow

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Pallet Garden Walkway

A pallet walkway

Funky Junk Interiors

With just two pallets, you can create a walkway that goes right through your garden. You can leave them natural or paint them to get a whole different look. The best part is how easy this is to put together.

Pallet Garden Walkway from Funky Junk Interiors

 
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Greenhouse with Custom Flooring

A woman sitting in a greenhouse

Delia Creates

Having a whole greenhouse for your garden might be the ultimate dream. This project shows you how to take any greenhouse and add a paver floor. The floor is then stenciled, giving it a whimsical feel.

Greenhouse with Custom Flooring from Delia Creates

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Solar Fountain

Irises in a bucket

A Piece of Rainbow

Add a solar fountain water pump to any large vessel along with some water-loving plants. This makes a beautiful living decoration that can be placed anywhere in the garden or yard.

Solar Fountain from A Piece of Rainbow

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Small Space Vertical Herb Garden

An herb garden having on a shed

A Beautiful Mess

The smallest of spaces, even vertical ones, can be turned into a garden. This herb garden is contained in a weed barrier that’s had pockets sewn in to hold the plants. You can make these any size you want, so it can be perfect for your space.

Small Space Vertical Herb Garden from A Beautiful Mess

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Repurposed Patio Chair Garden Planters

A pink patio chair turned planter

Sustain My Craft Habit

Upcycle an old, thrifted patio chair and make it something new again. A few coats of bold-colored spray paint gets the chair ready for its new life as a planter. It looks great sitting among the garden beds.

Repurposed Patio Chair Garden Planters from Sustain My Craft Habit

 
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Cold Frame Garden Beds

Three cold frame raised bed frames

Dans le Lakehouse

Cold-frame garden beds keep your vegetables warm even during the coldest of weather. It’s like having a small greenhouse that you place over your plants during the winter months. These have a beautiful black finish, making them almost look like pieces of art.

Cold Frame Garden Beds from Dans le Lakehouse

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Trellis Herb Garden

A trellis with herbs

The Sweetest Occasion

simple trellis is built with the directions in this project. It’s given a simple coat of paint before the buckets are added on with hooks. You can plant whatever you want in these but the size makes it perfect for herbs. It’s a small vertical garden that’s going to save you precious space.

Trellis Herb Garden from The Sweetest Occasion

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Container Gardens

Flowers planted in outdoor containers

Skip to my Lou

You can grow a garden in just about any container. This guide takes you through the whole process from selecting the flowers to getting the container garden-ready. There are a lot of great tips and hints here to help you build some beautiful container gardens.

Container Gardens from Skip to my Lou

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Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Colorful stepping stones in a garden

Design Improvised

Pathways within a garden really make it something special. These easy-to-make stepping stones are just pavers that have been stenciled with paint. Choose your own design and colors to match your garden.

Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones from Design Improvised

 
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Cement Garden Beds

Raised garden beds made out of concrete

Delia Creates

Here are some garden beds that are kept low to the ground and are made out of stylish concrete. It’s a budget-friendly project that will give you a new way to grow your garden.

Cement Garden Beds from Delia Creates

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Rainbow Vertical Garden

A colorful vertical garden

The Paper Mama

Gardens can be quite colorful and there’s no reason that your garden decor shouldn’t be too. This rainbow vertical garden is painted in bold colors and gives lots of room for new plants.

Rainbow Vertical Garden from The Paper Mama

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No Dig Garden

A bathtub turned into a planter

Garden Betty

A no-dig garden is a garden where the soil is left as undisturbed as possible. It’s supposed to mimic how soil is formed in nature. Here a no-dig garden is placed inside a bathtub sat among the vegetable plants.

No Dig Garden from Garden Betty

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Hanging Basket Garden

Hanging baskets on the side of a house

A Beautiful Mess

Another way to take your garden vertical is by using some baskets to create planting space. Here three baskets are used and they’re put together with some colorful rope. It’s hung on the side of a house but you could really hang it anywhere in your yard or garden.

Hanging Basket Garden from A Beautiful Mess

 
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Wood Obelisk

A wooden garden obleisk

Chatfield Court

An obelisk is a type of trellis for climbing vegetables and plants and this one is made from wood. Besides being functional, it looks like a piece of art among your plants. Just one looks special but a pair of them could use to flank the garden entrance.

Wood Obelisk from Chatfield Court

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Mason Jar Wall Garden

Mason jar planters on a wall

Taste of the Frontier

A chicken wire frame is used to hold up mason jars for this fun garden that can be hung on the wall of a shed or your home. Flowers are grown in these jars but it would make a wonderful herb garden. It’s a rustic, farmhouse look that may just look like it fits right in with your porch decor.

Mason Jar Wall Garden from Taste of the Frontier

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Kid’s Garden

A child's garden

Addicted 2 DIY

Kids can really connect with gardening and you can foster that interest by building their own gardening space. This mini garden is low to the ground and perfect for a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, and flowers. It has a raised bed for the plants, special pots for herbs, and a lattice so the vegetables can grow vertically.

Kid’s Garden from Addicted 2 DIY

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Tomato Trellis with Conduit

A tomato trellis

Chatfield Court

If you’re growing tomatoes in your garden, you can add a trellis that acts as a support for your tomatoes, allowing them to grow vertically. The tomatoes will love all the extra growing room and you’ll love that the pests on the ground can’t reach your tomatoes. It’s made to last season after season, being made of sturdy conduit.

Tomato Trellis with Conduit from Chatfield Court

 
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Pallet Planter Box for Cascading Flowers

A planter box with flowers

Her Tool Belt

This specially built planter encourages flowers to grow in all different directions so they look like they’re cascading over each other. This one is made from wooden pallets, and with each year gets more and more stunning. You can keep it natural like shown here or stain it for a more polished look. Pick out flowers that bloom the majority of the summer so you can enjoy them as long as possible.

Pallet Planter Box for Cascading Flowers from Her Tool Belt

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Protective Plant Cover

A wire box around a plant

Home Made by Carmona

If you have some unwelcome visitors to your garden, you’ll want to take every step you can to protect your plants. Aluminum and wood are used together to create this sturdy protective plant cover that can be used year after year. It will give your plants a fighting chance against those critters.

Protective Plant Cover from Home Made by Carmona

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Hanging Gutter Planter and Stand

A hanging plant stand

Her Tool Belt

Here a wooden frame is built to hold sections of a gutter. Growing inside those gutters is a cute herb garden. The gutters have been painted which gives them a fun look. Growing plants vertically is a great way to save space, and with this one, you’ll do it in style.

Hanging Gutter Planter and Stand from Her Tool Belt

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Hose Holder with Pallet Wood Planter

A garden hose hidden inside a planter

DIY Candy

A clever way to hide away your garden hose is with a hose holder. You can make your own with this simple building project. Pallet wood is all cleaned up and used for the structure. The top can be used as a shallow planter and inside is where you can tuck the hose away. There’s even a drawer pull added to make getting putting back the hose easier.

Hose Holder with Pallet Wood Planter from DIY Candy

 
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Budget-Friendly Gravel Garden Path

A grave garden path

Craving Some Creativity

A garden path can be budget-friendly and still look like it really belongs in your garden. Here gravel is used for most of the path with some stones used as edging. The whole process from digging a trench to finishing the path is included in this tutorial.

Budget-Friendly Gravel Garden Path from Craving Some Creativity

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Chevron Lattice Trellis

A chevron trellis

Remodelaholic

A trellis will help all those vegetable vines grow like peas or cucumbers. This chevron-style one is updated from the classic and especially looks good when used as a pair. Find a place for the trellis inside your garden or sit against a structure for a new area to grow.

Chevron Lattice Trellis from Remodelaholic

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Wooden Garden Bench

A wooden bench

DIY Candy

A garden bench looks great in any garden and gives you a place to sit and really enjoy your space. This beginner woodworking project has you build a bench that looks like something out of a designer magazine. With clean lines and a simple profile, it’s going to look wonderful in any garden.

Wooden Garden Bench from DIY Candy

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Defining a Garden Bed

An edged flower garden

Reality Daydream

Garden beds can be defined in all different ways and this one has a clean crisp edge that really divides the plants from the yard. This could be used in all your flower beds or on the edge of your vegetable garden.

Defining a Garden Bed from Reality Daydream

 
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Mosaic Tile Window Box

A planter covered with white mosaic tiles

Centsational Style

This tutorial has you take an existing wooden window box and make it into something special. Mosaic tile is added to give it a clean and modern look. Choose whatever color goes along with your home or garden for the best look.

Mosaic Tile Window Box from Centsational Style

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Teapot Garden Decor

A blue teapot decor

The Navage Patch

If you want something purely decorative for your garden, this piece of decor will fit right in. It’s made with an old teapot and some decorative beads. When placed among the vegetables it looks as though it’s watering all on its own. Incorporate some lights to make it just as pretty after dark.

Teapot Garden Decor from The Navage Patch

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Free-Standing Strawberry Garden

A free-standing strawberry garden

Reality Daydream

This adorable strawberry garden has two hanging baskets where strawberries are being grown. The sign can be customized to say whatever you like about your sunny strawberry patch. It can be built lower to the ground if you want the kids to help too.

Free-Standing Strawberry Garden from Reality Daydream

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Inlay Garden Markers

Wooden garden markers

Houseful of Handmade

Garden markers help tell you where you have your produce, herbs, and flowers planted. This is especially handy for vegetables because they can look very similar when they’re small. Here the garden markers are carved with an inlay, but you could get a similar look with vinyl and a stencil.

Inlay Garden Markers from Houseful of Handmade

 
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Raised Garden Bed for Vegetables

A vegetable garden with a paver edging

Garden Sanity

Choose a place in your backyard for a garden or flower bed and then use pavers to create the edging around them. These stones will last longer than wood, especially if you live in a wet area. Stack them up either two or three planters high for the best look.

Raised Garden Bed for Vegetables from Garden Sanity

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