Earth Day DIY Projects

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Show the earth some love with a few simple projects for your yard and garden. We’ve listed a few of our favorites for you to browse. At BLACK+DECKER we embed ECOSMART™ thinking into everything that we do. Learn more about ECOSMART™ and how we show our commitment to a sustainable future.

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Earth Day Eco-Friendly DIY Projects

1. How to Build a Rain Barrel

How to build a rain barrel

A typical 40 × 40-ft. roof is capable of collecting 1,000 gallons of water from only one inch of rain. Get smart with your water usage, and take advantage of the abundant supply from above.

This is a great project for beginners; see instruction and step-by-step for a rain barrel, here.

2. How to Build a Compost Bin

How to build a compost bin

Composting is the process of converting organic waste into rich fertilizer for the soil. Build this compost corral to add an attractive feature in your yard.

See plans for this compost bin project, here.

3. How to Build a Greenhouse

how to build a greenhouse

Here’s how to build a greenhouse for potting plants. This structure is functional and also ads beauty to your outdoor space!

See project plans to build a greenhouse, here.

Like what you see? See more ECOSMART™ projects, here.