5 Easy Gardening Projects to Tackle on Earth Day

Get your hands dirty (and save the planet) this Earth Day.

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Recognized by nearly 200 countries, Earth Day is our chance to show our appreciation for the planet we live on and ensure it has a long-lasting future. You can celebrate in several ways, like donating to or volunteering for your favorite environmental organization, vowing to eat all organic foods or simply spreading the word on environmental issues.

At HGTV, we celebrate with a slew of inspiring outdoor projects you can do to show your love for our planet. So put on your gardening gloves and try our five favorite projects for Earth Day and beyond.

Upcycled Wood Planters

DIY Planter Boxes

DIY Planter Boxes

Photo by: © Rustic White Photography, LLC

© Rustic White Photography, LLC

Plant your favorite flowers in a DIY planter made from old wood pallets.

Make It: Pallet Planter

Flower Seed Bombs

Your kids will love helping with this project, and all you need is scrap paper and seeds.

Care for Animals

DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder

DIY Upcycled Bird Feeder

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

Encourage birds to come to your yard with a DIY bird feeder made with an embroidery hoop.

Start Composting

Enrich Soil for Beans with Compost in Bean Trench

Enrich Soil for Beans with Compost in Bean Trench

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Many people don't compost because they think it's too difficult, but it's actually quite easy.

Plant a Vegetable Garden

Container Crops

Container Crops

Photo by: DK - Gardening Shortcuts

DK - Gardening Shortcuts

You can plant a vegetable garden whether you live in a rural or urban setting.

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Trash Can Planters

Porch Rail Coat Rack

Old Cabinet With Antique Charm

From: Erinn Valencich

Shutter Headboard

Mason Jar Lanterns

Stair-Post Kid's Desk

Repurposed Art

Ruler Clip-Art Rail

Bold Nightstand

Door Knocker Knobs

Bookshelf Turned Kid's Play Kitchen

Bench End Table

Nature-Inspired Sunburst Mirror

Shutter Sofa Table

Wallpaper Vanity

Eclectic Dining Chairs

Daybed With a Crib Mattress

Painted Brass Chandelier

Kids' Craft Station

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/Getty Images

Cardboard Drawer Dividers

Photo By: DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Wine Bottle Table Lamp

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/Getty Images

License Plate Room Divider

Piano Coffee Table

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson, Sarah Wilson/Getty Images

Outdoor Buffet Table

Lab Container Coffee Table

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