Backyard tips

How to Make Citronella Candles

Homemade potted citronella candles offer an inexpensive and bug-deterring alternative to traditional landscape lights. Easy way to Say good bye, to bugs!   To do: for each angle, you’ll need a cachepot (or plug a standard pot with modeling clay), wax and wick material (can find in craft stores), citronella oil (at hardware store) and a pencil.  Tie the wick to the pencil and lay the pencil across the pot.

How to Creat a Hypertufa

Hypertufa planters are lightweight yet durable and make perfect little container garden. Make several and group at different heights.  You can also make birdbaths, stepping stones, spheres, or other garden accents using hypertufa. What you’ll need to make a Hypertufa Planter Wheelbarrow or bucket Rubber gloves face mask Portland cement Perlite or vermiculite Sphagnum peat moss Polypropylene fiber Mold of your choice Dowels Sheet Plastic or plastic garbage bags Knife