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How to Make a Garden Fountain. A garden shouldn’t be just useful (i.e. to provide space to exercise, or to supply fresh air and oxygen), but also appealing to the eye. And water is an important element in the aesthetics world. Water gives you a feeling of relaxation only by hearing or watching it flow in the garden. If you want to improve your garden design with that ambiance, here is a short tutorial on how to build a garden fountain. . • a large decorative outdoor pot; • a deep pot; • a pot; • a pump and copper pipe; • a valve; • some waterproof adhesive; • river stones and gravel; • an electrical cable; • PVC pipes; • extension and a power source near the small fountains; • a cutter; • a pair of scissors; • a drill; • (optional) some paint; Start by digging the spot for positioning the basin. Now, you could either mount the decorative bowl and upper water tank or create a support from stones by gluing them with a waterproof adhesive, obviously after you punched openings for the copper pipe.

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Vertical & roof gardens. Plants. 18 Small Yards, Balconies and Rooftop Patios | Interior Design Styles and Color Schemes for Home Decorating. 7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally. It’s a compliment, I’m sure . . . The way ants are descending on my kitchen. The sticky sweet smell of homemade strawberry jam is irresistible if I do say so myself. But after watching them take an afternoon dip in my coconut oil I’m not feeling very hospitable. I draw the line at coconut oil, y’all.

There are certain spices, such as cinnamon and turmeric, that are thought to repel ants, but I haven’t had much luck with them. So this year, I dug around on some university entomology pages for effective alternatives to synthetic pesticides – here’s what I turned up! 7 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants Naturally 1. When a forager and goes out and discovers food, it marks the path from the food to the nest using a pheromone trail.

Peppermint Essential Oil Not only does this one really work, it smells great to boot! To use: Place a few drops on a cotton ball and wipe on baseboards and other entry points. (Where to find peppermint oil) Tea Tree Essential Oil (Where to find tea tree oil) Clove Essential Oil 2. Simple Container & Urban Gardening Tips to Grow Your Own Food. Gardens Alive - Organic Gardening, Lawn Care, and Natural Pest Solutions. 40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens. If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by.

This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool ideas that might inspire you to do that.

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How to Build a Stone Fire Pit. Determine the size, shape and location of the fire pit. Take measurements (height, width and depth) to a stone yard and select the material for the project. Palletized stone is a pallet of pre-sorted premium stone. It is more expensive but will save time because the stones are a more uniform size, shape and quality. Have the stone yard deliver the material to the project site.

Hammer a piece of rebar directly in the center of the fire pit location. Make a loop on one end of the string and slip it around the rebar. Cut a second piece of string the length of the first piece minus the thickness of the fire pit wall. Prepare premixed cement according to manufacturer's directions. Continue to add cement and level it until it reaches 1-1/2 inches below grade. When the first course of face stones is in place, move on to the first row of fire brick. Apply mortar to one end of the next brick before butting it against the first and pressing it into the mortar.

Texas Cedar Shop - Home. Red Worm CompostingQuick Facts About Worm Composting. New to worm composting? Looking for some quick and dirty info before jumping in head-first? Well this is will be a great place to get started. Worm composting (also known as vermicomposting) involves the breakdown of organic wastes via the joint action of worms and microorganisms (although there are often other critters that lend a hand) Regular (soil and garden) earthworms cannot be used for worm composting. They will die if added to an indoor worm bin.

Stay tuned for more Worm composting ‘Quick Facts’! Blog Home | Top of Page| Raised Bed Kits, VegTrug Elevated Garden, DIY Garden Corners | Free Shipping. Rooftop Outdoor Kitchen in Manhattan | Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. HOMEGROWN - Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!) American arborist. American Arborist Supplies, a leading supplier to the tree care industry, focuses on providing professional quality tools and supplies at the most competitive prices. Our extremely wide selection of products combined with our prompt shipping and knowledgeable, friendly staff are all here ready to serve your tree care needs. We are also a Husqvarna and Stihl dealer and offer a full line of products for both residential and commercial use as well as provide factory certified service at our site along with a large inventory of Husqvarna and Stihl parts.

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Defining Dirt and Soil Technically speaking, there is a difference between dirt and soil. To differentiate, but since we do need to enter the world of science to better understand how to tend our gardens, indulge me. The Nuts and Bolts of the Tiki Coop. Before we broke ground on our tiki coop, we looked at countless examples online of custom-built coops and off-the-shelf coops. It seemed that chicken-keepers spent anywhere from $100 to $1,000-plus on their designs, with huge, tricked-out McCoops on the high end of the scale. We wanted something fairly simple for the limited space we had. No power, no plumbing, just four walls and a roof. But… we also wanted to inject our personality into it.

We weren’t sure the barn or cottage look was for us. We wanted style on a budget! After picking apart the umpteenth coop design, we decided that building our own coop fit our needs better. Thanks to my resourceful guy reclaiming wood from his office dumpster and saving every extra screw that came with all our furniture, we managed to keep a lot of our costs down by recycling as many odds and ends as possible. All together, our construction materials and trimmings totaled less than $400. After raking out the dirt, we started framing. Tag Archive for "Outdoor Dining Room" Google Image Result for. 10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans - Tuesday {ten. Each year as the planting season begins, I start to envision the potting bench I will someday be able to put to good use.

A strong sturdy base, spacious top, and a dedicated home for all of the pots, tools and garden essentials. Thanks to a mild winter, my husband had a chance to get a jump start on building a storage shed on our property {above left} to house all of our garden and outdoor stuff. There are still a few finishing touches left on the list – though before he can even get the doors on, I’m gathering ideas for the potting bench I have always wanted that will have a home inside. This week’s Tuesday {ten} is a collection of Potting Bench ideas which include links to the actual step by step building plans. The plans for the Potting Center Hanging Frames can be found on Lowe’s Creative Ideas as well and would make a great addition to any outdoor space. Enjoy. Driveway Gates, Custom Trellis and Arbors beautifully crafted by Trellis Structures.

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Testimonial: David, My son Jason and I put together the pergola over the weekend. Your design took into account every aspect of appearance, installation, and ease of maintenance of the structure and the surrounding house. The drawings and the directions were clear and made assembly quite simple. Please tell everyone there how happy we are with the craftsmanship. Thanks! D. and C. Growing squares. Arranged in neat squares around a center fountain, raised beds contain dwarf marigolds, lavender, parsley, rosemary, red-flowered sage, scented geraniums, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and more.

Steven Gunther Click to Enlarge To complement their Santa Monica home, George and Kristen Minardos wanted a kitchen garden with a fresh, contemporary look. Landscape architect Kathleen Ferguson's solution was to install a grid of nine concrete squares, each measuring 30 inches square by 14 inches tall, in the backyard. Eight of the custom-built squares are planters with drainage holes. The center square is a recirculating fountain. The geometric precision of the design keeps even rangy herbs like scented geraniums and sprawling vegetables like squash neatly in their place.

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