Wednesday, April 27, 2022


by Joanne Mengel

Temps are rising and the grass is turning green. Time to tackle those backyard projects you’ve been thinking about all winter. If you are anything like me, I have all these grand ideas and no idea where to start. If you are looking for inspiration we’ve got you covered. The library has oodles of books on everything from birdhouses to “she sheds”. Here are just a few.

 Dream backyards from planters to decks, over 30 projects to create a beautiful outdoor living space (690.89 D81)

 1001 ideas for outdoor spaces : the ultimate sourcebook : decking, paving, designs and accessories (690.89 M363 )

 Step-by-step yard & garden projects (712.6 L585)

 Garden projects in a weekend (712.6 W21)

 Before & after garden makeovers (712.6 B393)

 Better homes and gardens ideas & how-to garden structures (690.89 G167)

 Rustic garden projects : 28 decorative accents you can build (684.18 K581)

 Simple handmade garden furniture : 23 step-by-step weekend projects (684.18 H32 )

 She sheds : a room of your own (690.89 Kotite 2017)

 The complete guide to DIY greenhouses : build your own greenhouses, hoophouses, cold frames & greenhouse accessories (690.8924 Complete 2017)

 Dogscaping : creating the perfect backyard and garden for you and your dog (712.02 B281 2009)

 The complete guide to finishing touches for yards & gardens : more than 60 practical & ornamental projects for the landscape (717 C738g)

These titles should help you get started. They will be on display near the checkout desk for easy access. Look for more inspiration on the second floor of the library in the 690 or 712 dewey number area. Like I said - we have oodles of books for all your yard and garden needs.Time to beautify your backyard!

Joanne Mengel works in the FDL Public Library Reference department.