To mark a perfect arc when laying out a border for a flower bed, all you need is a gutter spike, tape measure or string, and a can of marking paint Insert the gutter spike through the end of a measuring tape or tie the string to it Push the gutter spike into the ground at Marking a border tile for cutting Border Tile Marking
, Laying bluestone is similar to laying tile in your kitchen or bathroom You ll want to decide on a layout, setup guides, work to keep everything at the right level, and fill all the joints afterwards Bluestone can be challenging because it s a natural stone and not always uniform Each piece is approximately
Mar , With some training consistency, lots of liver treats, and your dog s desire to keep you happy, you can say goodbye to dog poop for ever (on you lawn at Basically what I did was remove the soil, dig a trench, covered the area in thick plastic, installed a perforated pipe that tied into the exterior plumbing,
, The stepping stones linking this terrace house to the home office in the back have been installed on artificial grass and why not are best suited to the backyard, but in this front garden, a stone clad water feature with floating bench seating and granite tiling creates a feature at the entry to the home.
, You have a big lawn budget Sod is sold by the piece or by the pallet, and costs vary widely depending on the type of grass Plan to spend anywhere from to cents per square foot if you are installing it yourself Contemporary Landscape by Breckenridge Design, Construction Maintenance.
, over on my blog and the makeover is dramatic But until we added this ceiling tile backsplash it was just a laundry space It wasn t anything special and even though it was much better than it was before it still wasn t anywhere I wanted to hang out Now I could live in there (this could have something to do
, There are four main swale styles, and each has its appropriate use depending on the look you want for your landscape Lawn The most basic swale is simply planted with lawn and sloped so that it moves water and can still be maintained with a lawn mower Wetland plants Another style of swale is planted
, It has recently rained for over a week where I live and though we haven t had any rain for two days the yard is still soggy so we have a septic on site we would like to know if we could use one of these to collect the washer machine water so as to not put undue build up on the septic system what are your
Allen Lyle laying a stepping stone path If you have a well Layout Path Lay the stepping stones out on the ground and position them in a comfortable stride pattern Cut Around Stones Position Stones Place the stepping stones in the holes, tamping down and leveling each one flush with the lawn Fill Around Stones
, Proper installation with a nice, firm base can make it much easier for wheels to move across the surface without sinking or jolting I can easily roll my full yard waste can over it, says landscape designer Cathy Edger of Edger Landscape Design, in reference to a pathway made of gravel installed on base
For larger lawns, use power rake to remove thatch from grass Use leaf rake to collect thatch and place onto tarp properly discard thatch Spread grass seed across lawn and rake into the grass Use a drop spreader to apply fertilizer and pre emergent crabgrass control to the lawn Keep lawn moist water daily if
of damaged lawn Check for weak roots and poor soil Dig out inches of poor soil Fill the excavated area with a mixture of topsoil, compost and sand Use a rake to spread and lightly compact the topsoil mixture Add more mixture and compact again repeat until topsoil is inch below grade Lay sod over the
The grass covered homes are created from prefab modules that can easily be joined together into the final form and then with only a little effort covered in a thin layer of soil thick enough to plant grass, moss, sedums or any other low growing, small rooted flora You could even grow herbs or lettuce on the homes!
, This winter has been really, really long We have had snows days, of them since the beginning of the year We were trapped in our house for several days and I was going crazy So I needed something to do I ve been wanting to redo my master bathroom for awhile now (I love it but it s very dark and