Generally, “limbing up” or pruning off the lower branches from large trees can be done at any point of the year, though we prefer to do most of our limbing up at the end of the growing season and not in the spring when the sap is rising.
You can make your back yard patio more private with great screens that you can build yourself. (DIY)
While you're developing your self-sufficiency and perhaps even working towards living off-the-grid, it's good to remember there are simple, basic skills that are easy to learn and apply that result in saving a lot of money, increasing the skills you need to improve your family's survival and perhaps could lead to being able to barter for what you need in your community.
This is a simple and effective project to create firewood racks and keep the firewood you need close to your house. It makes getting the firewood inside a lot easier when it's cold! :)
Learn to repurpose wood cuts from tree pruning to create artful and useful hooks.
WHY PRUNING? For centuries, gardeners have used pruning techniques to help maintain healthy, good looking and productive plants. A good pruning will help to encourage new growth where you want it
We came across this image showing a great use of recycled materials using old car seats, building an outdoor movie screen made with PVC pipes, tethers, and a white tarp.