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~Ohio Thoughts~: Hillside Sidewalk and Stairs. We have a slope on one end of our ranch style home.

~Ohio Thoughts~: Hillside Sidewalk and Stairs

Our garage is under the dining room on that end of the house. There wasn't a patio here when we purchased our house 2 years ago. And no walk from the back door down to the garage. Nothing but a worn path through the grass, which has mostly turned into DIRT. Ugh! Last year we had a stamped concrete patio installed, but that still did not solve the problem of a walk and stairs down to the garage. 1000+ images about LD: Backyard on Pinterest. 40 Really Clever DIY Garden Path Ideas. Garden paths not only mark the safe places in your garden to walk, they give your garden a sense of completeness, dimension, and charm.

40 Really Clever DIY Garden Path Ideas

Garden paths come in many styles and it is up to you to determine not only which style fits your garden best, but which you can commit yourself to creating and maintaining. Some take much more time, effort, and expense than others. For example, gravel and mulch paths are inexpensive, but stone and brick are more durable. The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven eBook. Imagine biting into a perfect slice of hearth-baked bread.

The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven eBook

The crumb is soft with terrific oven spring, while the crust is slightly crisp, but chewy, with a deep caramel flavor. Or picture a beautiful summer evening, surrounded by friends and loved ones who have gathered around your brand new wood-fired outdoor pizza oven. The guests are delighted by the novelty and fun of baking pizza in a live-fire oven, and the pizza is incredible – golden brown bubbling cheese and sizzling toppings on perfect crisp-chewy crusts. Climbing Plants for Pergolas and Arbors. Checkout 19 best pergola plants for your garden.

Climbing Plants for Pergolas and Arbors

These climbing plants for pergolas and arbors can also be grown in small gardens easily. There are so many climbing plants that can be guided over a pergola to get a welcome shade in warm weather. For your help, here we have listed 19 best pergola plants. This list is a combination of both tropical and temperate vines. Pinterest. TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways. Plants that Grow without Sunlight. There are plants that grow without sunlight, they need indirect exposure, some even thrive in fluorescent light and here in this article we’ve listed 17 best plants to grow indoors.

Plants that Grow without Sunlight

The obvious thing that everyone know is the fact that plants need sunlight to grow. They can’t grow or develop properly without the right amount of sunlight. So what would you do if you have windows in your home or office that are small or directed north or if you want to grow plants in your living room, dining room or bathroom? DIY How To Build A Shed - FREECYCLE. Start building amazing sheds the easier way with a collection of 12,000 shed plans!

DIY How To Build A Shed - FREECYCLE

Grab 5 Free Shed Plans Now! I don’t want you to leave without downloading some of my shed plans. So I am giving you 5 of my most popular shed plans… ABSOLUTELY FREE! Download Your Free Plans Now! These plans come with step-by-step instructions, detailed blueprints, materials lists and all the elements of the “perfect” shed plan! Simply click the big green button below and I will send all the plans to your email address for instant download. Pallet How To - A Great Guide on Making Things With Pallets. West Elm Inspired DIY Coffee Table. Sometimes you see a piece of furniture in a catalog you HAVE to have.

West Elm Inspired DIY Coffee Table

You know what I’m talking about, right? For us it was a West Elm Plank Coffee Table, with the price tag of $999. But then we realized something – we could make our own DIY coffee table, for a lot less, out of pallet wood. We’ve worked with pallet wood before, but this was the biggest project we decided to tackle with it. The good news? To give you a frame of reference, this is the table on the West Elm site that we liked: Find it here listed for $999. The finished dimensions of this table are 16″ tall x 30″ wide (square).

Gather These Supplies. Williams Sonoma inspired DIY outdoor bench. Every porch needs a DIY outdoor bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day.

Williams Sonoma inspired DIY outdoor bench

Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for awhile. He wanted to make something without screws and hardware . . . completely with adhesive. Yet he had some other qualifications as well – the bench had to be modern, inexpensive, load bearing (no falling apart please), and look great. DIY AC Unit Cover. Disclosure: This post is in partnership with True Value.

DIY AC Unit Cover

I don’t know about you, but I think the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. I’m talking about curb appeal. I feel like I’m still trying to get the inside of our home just right. But when you live in Seattle and it’s actually nice out, you get outside! Now is the time to tackle all of those exterior projects. Last spring we installed an HVAC system in our home (Best decision ever. How to Build a DIY Backyard Chicken Tunnel - Chicken like to eat plants and dig dirt to find worms.

How to Build a DIY Backyard Chicken Tunnel -

If you don’t put them in cages or chicken coops, your backyard will be very messy. If you have a bigger yard and would like your chicken to have more space, then these chicken tunnels are a great idea. The tunnel is designed to allow the chickens to walk through certain parts and to help in keeping the garden healthy without destroying the flower beds and vegetable patches.

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways. 25 Creative Ways to Use Concrete Blocks in Your Home and Garden - LittlePieceOfMe. Concrete blocks are a construction material, they are cheap, easy to get and easy to handle. They can be used for decorating in the garden and courtyard, even as furniture elements! Their standard gray color can be easily changed in the color of your choice. Combination of concrete blocks and wood can give great results, and also it is possible combination with metal, plastic, glass, fabric. For your inspiration take a look some interesting concrete blocks ideas and make something interesting and useful. Image credit. Anyone Can Make These 10 Beautiful and Useful DIY Accessories for a Garden Outdoors - Diy & Crafts Ideas Magazine. Gardens can be small to large piece of land just outside your home or as part of a park or vast landscape and it’s a wonderful place to take a break from the daily grind.

Gardens, great and small, are abound around the world: The Garden of the Taj Mahal, a Kaiyu-Shiki Garden of Japan or even your own personal botanical garden filled with gorgeous wonders. There are plenty of types and purposes of gardens. 7 DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches. What's stopping you from making your very own bench? With the tutorials we're about to show you, there really is no excuse. From super simple (hello, cinder blocks!) To salvaged furniture, these seven solutions offer a variety of styles to fit any garden, entryway or porch. 1. Use an Old Headboard What Makes It Stand Out: It’s made from a bed. 2. What Makes It Stand Out: The legs are made of pipe. 3. Bottle Tree, Bottletree, Wine Bottle Tree.

9 Super Easy DIY Outdoor Firewood Racks. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, chances are you have firewood, right? Unfortunately, that also means you need place to store it! If you are like me, you want the firewood nearby so you don’t have to trek out to a cold shed through a snowy yard, but you don’t really want it inside. Firewood is dirty, it brings in some bugs and unless you live in a rustic mountain cabin, chances are it doesn’t do much for your style. But then if you store it stacked outside, you need to make sure it doesn’t trap moisture between it and the side of the house or become a perfect home for vermin in the garage. Oh, yes, on top of all that, you want it to stay off the ground so it doesn’t get waterlogged! Our featured project above, is from our favorite woodworking girl, ‘Ana White’. Garden Design Details: Pergolas. Garden Design Details: Pergolas Sometimes being a designer means solving a mystery. I’d like to say that clients’ desire for structures and elements to be incorporated into their garden’s design was consistent and cyclical, but it’s not.

This spring I find myself being asked for several pergolas and outbuildings to be part of the landscape designs I’m working on. I like to show clients inspiration early in the design process. Root Cellars. PHOTO: iStock/Thinkstock You stroll out into the garden, picking ripe fruits and vegetables, knowing that come February you’ll still be enjoying their freshness. For those of us attracted to the romantic aspects of small-farm life, this is an appealing scenario. Root cellars, the ancient technology that makes such scenes possible, are currently experiencing a rediscovery, but not merely because of the pleasures of eating self-grown food, but also because of the actual possibility of reducing expenses and providing for significant food storage in times of potential trouble. Root cellar how to build. Root Cellars 101- Root Cellar Design, Use and Mistakes to Avoid. Canada's first 'Library of Things' opens in Toronto. The Sharing Depot is a place where you can borrow everything from camping gear, tools, and board games, to children's toys, playpens, and sporting goods.

When my husband and I purchased our first house, we quickly realized how few tools we owned. Erik’s recycled wine bottle torch. Straw Bale Greenhouses. Biointensive Passive Solar Straw Bale Greenhouse A winter greenhouse also used as a summer harvest dehydrator. Via

Greenhouse under construction in Michigan. Natural Living School. How to Build a Herb Spiral. TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways. 13 Awesome Outdoor Bench Projects. I love to linger in the garden, to actually spend time there. It’s not enough for me to just have the neighbors compliment my yard, or to know I increased the salability of my home. Back Yard, How To Build and DIY Projects. Back Yard, How To Build and DIY Projects.