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

Clever uses for old pallets are never-ending on the interwebs, but sometimes you just want to keep it simple... like upcycling a few old pallet planks into this easy, breezy budget-friendly DIY planter box you can build in about an hour!

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

Make this clever, upcycled DIY bird feeder in less than an hour, then get ready for some amazing birdwatching.

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

Kitchen Scraps For Compost

Compost Pail

A brushed stainless steel compost pail resists odors and cleans up easily. Wash by hand or in the dishwasher to keep it in good-as-new condition.

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

Plant a Vegetable Garden

Basket Full of Vegetables

Vegetable Harvest Tips

When your veggie garden is in full production mode, it can be a challenge to keep up with the harvest. These tips will help you bring in the produce efficiently so you can get to the best part: eating!

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

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

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