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Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path

Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path
While you might think that all garden paths are created equal, you’d be wrong. In fact, we’ve found a collection of 10 cool, unique and creative garden paths that are simply cooler than the rest and featured them in the gallery below. Enjoy! Wood Slabs Kicking off the list as one of our personal favorites, this backyard garden has taken wood slabs of all diameters and tiled them in a way that creates full, sturdy ground coverage. Daisy Mosaic If you have more elaborate tastes than the simple wood slabs above, this mosaic themed path offers a grand alternative for the more detail-oriented individuals. Wave Mosaic Continuing with the trend of intricate garden paths, here is another mosaic pathway that absolutely pops amongst the surrounding ground cover. Glow in the Dark Pebbles We’re willing to bet that you’ve never seen anything like this next garden path. Glass Bottles Colorful Wood Siding Staggered & Curved Brick Staggered Moss & Stone Japanese Garden Path Large and Small Stone Related:  The House

Trampa para mosquitos hecho en casa Materiales: - Botella de 2 litros - Pegamento - 1 cucharadita de levadura - 1/2 taza de azúcar - Agua tibia Instrucciones: - Cortar la parte superior de una botella de 2 litros. - Invierte el cono y colócalo dentro de la parte recta de la botella. - Pega las dos piezas juntándolas. - Añadir 1 cucharadita de levadura y 1/2 taza de azúcar a un poco de agua tibia y vierte la mezcla en la botella. Los mosquitos son atraídos por el dióxido de carbono que exhalas. Fuente: Homestead Survival Traducción: equipo de Vida Lúcida How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays - Step by Step Getting the right stuff 1 of 1 Figure A: Sink cabinet tray detail Sink cabinet tray detail See the Materials & Cutting Lists in the Additional Information section below for measurements Have you finally had it with that dark and dingy, I'm-not-sure-what's-there storage space under the kitchen sink? This project isn't difficult. In this article, we'll show you how to measure your sink base and custom-size and assemble the wood trays. Before you get the materials, scan this article and see if you can build all the trays or only a few of them. In the hardware department, look for ball-bearing side-mount drawer glides. Then follow the photos for the step-by-step measuring and assembly instructions. If the opening between the open doors is narrower than the opening between the sides of the frame, use the shorter dimension to make the base. Measure the cabinet opening to construct the base for the lower pull-out trays Photo 1: Measure your cabinet opening Photo 2: Use a framing square for accuracy

Permeable Paving Options Decomposed granite can be used to create a casual driveway or patio. Landscaping Network in Calimesa, CA. Because this creative driveway mosaic made of broken concrete, stone, bricks and gravel is mortar-less water easily passes through and back into the ground water. Steve Gerischer, Larkspur Garden Design in Los Angeles, CA. Permeable paving is categorized using many different building materials; however, they are all sustainable and allow water to flow through their surface. While other non-porous materials direct water to storm-drains, these surfaces help ground water recharge by allowing water to flow into open spaces between the materials. Consider permeable paving in large walkways or driveways and make sure that a 6-inch gravel bed is immediately below the porous material. First layer: The top layer is the actual paving material Second layer: The second layer is the gravel bed Third layer: The third layer is a filter fabric Fourth layer: The bottom layer should be a bed of sand.

01 h The magic button & Make Everything OK 17 Apart: Spring 2012: The Mega Plant Update We've been talking over and over again about updates for all of our plants, and today we're rounding them up in what we'll call The Mega Plant Update of Spring 2012. Some of these projects, we've been posting about over the past few weeks and in some cases, months — other projects we'll share for the first time, some already have before and after progress pics! Without further ado, let's get started! 1. Our Avocado Plants have slowly and steadily hung in there, and have actually just recently turned a new leaf. Last time we checked in, the stems had pretty much stopped upward growth. As we've continued to say, these guys seem to just need time and patience — and that's what we'll continue to give them. 2. To here: We've been really pleased with its progress and are debating whether or not to transplant into a larger container to place outdoors at this point. 3. Once the vine stems (or slips) reach about 5-6 inches, we'll twist them off and try to root them into their own potato plants. 5.

37 Home Library Design Ideas by Micle Mihai-Cristian | Bob Vila Nation interior design By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Jul 25, 2012 Probably the most “sacred” room of the entire crib, the home library combines relaxation with personal growth and completes the genuine atmosphere of a modern residence or apartment. As a tribute to these contemporary indoor oases, we put together a post with 37 beautiful home libraries, bearing within knowledge and acting as a refuge from the hectic lifestyle characterizing big cities. There are many ideas from the photos below we find inspiring, starting with the circular bookshelves in the shape of an indoor dome, the attic room library or the suspended above-the-stairs shelving system. The fireplace bookshelf is also an intriguing and daring idea, provided it is never left unsupervised. We also love reading nooks and window seats surrounded by books, which make for great relaxations spots.

How to Install Pavers Even for a novice do-it-yourselfer, installing a mortarless flagstone path is a practically foolproof project. "It's not very technical and doesn't require any power tools," says Tom Piergrossi, nursery owner, garden designer, and host of Down to Earth, a gardening show produced by San Diego County Television Network. "It's mostly labor, but there's enough artistry involved to make the task satisfying." Piergrossi and his crew built the path at the home of Rich and Holly Mayes in Escondido, California. It replaced a narrow concrete sidewalk that led straight to the front door. The new path is wider and takes a few curves, forming generous planting pockets along the way. There's just enough space between the stones for strips of groundcover to grow.

Framing a Bathroom Mirror « House of 34 My BFF Kerry, and I just finished framing a bathroom mirror. It’s definitely one of my favorite DIY project so far! I have seen moulding put on builder grade mirrors before, but we took this one a little farther. What a difference it made in that room! Here’s a tutorial on how we did it: (The total cost of the project and the supplies we used are listed at the bottom of the page.) First, we measured and miter cut the trim (measure TWICE and cut once!) Test fitting The mirror is attached to the wall with clips, which would not allow the trim to lay flat against the mirror. This is what the back of the trim looked like. Next, we glued the back of the trim and put it directly on the mirror. Used two rows of tile all the way around. Tiling went surprisingly fast. Almost done! My pictures don’t do the mirror justice. A mirror like this would cost hundreds of dollars in a store! Here is the breakdown of what was spent: Total $51.91 The home improvement stores have so many beautiful tiles. Like this:

MilverSite 17 Apart: Sack o' Potatoes: Planting Sweet Potatoes in a Bag Well folks, last time we left off with our sweet potato growing project, we'd just twisted off the slips from the mother potato and placed them in a shallow dish of water in hopes they'd soon sprout roots of their own — and that is exactly what they did: The roots began growing from the potato slips almost within 24 hours and what surprised us most was how they shot out from all over the stems of the slips instead of down through the bottom where we'd twisted them off the mother sweet potato. We let the new root growth get about 1 inch long and then took them on outside to plant. As for how we planted them — we had to go with an above ground container system since we don't have enough ground space to contain the potatoes or vines. We decided to use one of our large burlap coffee sacks we'd gotten from Blanchard's Coffee , our local source for roasted beans here in RVA, and got to it. We placed the rooted stems into the dirt and loosely packed soil to the tops of the remaining leaves.

LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented by Phil Bosua LIFX is the smartest light bulb you've ever experienced. It's a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years and delivers an amazing range of experiences we think you’ll love. LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you're good to go. We [Phil Bosua, Andrew Birt, Andy Gelme, John Bosua, Ben Hamey, Dave Evans and Guy King] have designed, redesigned and reimagined LIFX many times during the past six months, pouring countless hours into thinking about the user experience, the technical aspects of the project and how to deliver the world's smartest lightbulb to you at an affordable price point. LED lighting is the future of home and commercial lighting around the world. In addition they're unbelievably long-lasting.

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