Supplies and Design Inverted Marking Spray Paint String Round Post (rebar) Topsoil Shovel Wheelbarrow Plants of Your Choosing Garden Rake Mulch/Bark Edger Blocks We wanted a kidney shape berm between our sidewalk and driveway. To do so, we first made two circles by using the string and “pencil” method. Our “pencil” being the inverted marking […]
Tools of the Trade Concrete Float with Long Handle (This smoothes the concrete after it’s poured.) Concrete Edger (It’s just what it sounds like, it gives the smooth edges.) Concrete Joiner (This makes the seams in concrete to help keep it from cracking.) Concrete Finishing Broom or push broom (This adds texture for skid resistance.) […]
Halloween Decorations – Get your home into full swing for the Halloween season. Find plenty of clever and funny decorations at Houzz.(Read more) Source: houzz.com via HomeSpot HQ on Pinterest Hiding Nails in Wood – A nice clean surface wood always looks good around the house. This trick uses a drill to create a pilot […]
The Midwest is suffering through the worst drought in the last half a century. It has wiped out entire crops and sent commodity prices for soybeans and corn to record highs. The year before the South suffered similar conditions that dried up entire rivers and shrunk lakes. So what is the average homeowner to do […]
A great outdoor room design is a natural extension of your home. It can offer a fun, flexible space for outdoor entertainment or a private, peaceful escape. These outdoor design ideas will help you make the most of your space and budget and create an atmosphere that complements your lifestyle.
5 simple ways to make the chore of yard work more pleasant this summer.
One of the things we love about our back yard is that it has woods. One of the things we don’t love is that the woods are home to a lot of deer, and the deer love to eat our plants and vegetables in our garden and landscaping. Over the past few years, we’ve tried […]
Pruning is a vital part of plant and tree care. This task can be confusing so we developed the following guide to help you prune properly. Three basic tools suffice for most pruning jobs: shears, loppers, and a pruning saw. Keep them sharp for clean cuts; disinfect after pruning diseased material. 1. When Do Roses […]