Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Repurposing for the Garden

The garden is an appreciative recipient when repurposing many household items and always provides an abundance of ways to put unwanted items to good use. Plastic milk jugs can be turned into garden cloches, plastic and scrap lumber are also great for larger scale protection of garden rows during a frost. Pop bottles and milk … Read moreRepurposing for the Garden

HOW TO MAKE A VISION BOARD TO HELP YOU GO GREEN – PLUS ECOFRIENDLY TIPS!

Okay, now here is the surprise– all vision boards are really green and eco-friendly because they are really recycling magazines One of the most eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family, office mates and school class is to create a Vision Board. REMIX: RECYCLING MAGAZINES & OTHER PRINT MATERIALS Be assured by creating … Read moreHOW TO MAKE A VISION BOARD TO HELP YOU GO GREEN – PLUS ECOFRIENDLY TIPS!

Attracting Hummingbirds – 5 Best Ways to Attract Hummingbirds with Red

All of nature is inter-related! Hummingbirds are not an exception. Due to natural selection, these tiny birds have no sense of smell but possess keen vision. The relationship of hummingbirds with red originates with the red tubular flowers which often have the highest nectar reserve. Hummingbirds have a tremendous need for nectar .They live on … Read moreAttracting Hummingbirds – 5 Best Ways to Attract Hummingbirds with Red

New Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads

Complete Landscape Designer Offers Botanical Database That Turns Do-It-Yourselfers Into Horticultural Experts BURLINGTON, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Software, a division of SoftQuad International (Nasdaq: SWEBF; Toronto: SKI), today announced Complete Landscape Designer, a feature-rich software package that combines ease-of-use and photo-quality landscape design capabilities with a comprehensive library of plants and structures. Complete … Read moreNew Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads

Make Your Own Deck Planter Boxes

For those with limited garden space or even no space, deck planter boxes give green thumbs more options. For everyone else, planters bring flowers and herbs away from the far reaches of your backyard and up to where the action is, brightening decks with rich color and intoxicating aromas. It’s easy to find and cheap … Read moreMake Your Own Deck Planter Boxes

Methods For Hanging Framed Pictures, Part 2: Hanging Heavy Pictures

In Part 1 of this series, we acknowledged how framed art can bring out the beauty in any space, personal or professional. But novice decorators might feel intimidated by the prospect of hanging heavier pieces. Here we discuss the process of hanging heavier pictures, which simply requires a little more planning. Starting with a couple … Read moreMethods For Hanging Framed Pictures, Part 2: Hanging Heavy Pictures

Precious Treasures from the Sea (driftwood mobile instructions)

We never want those warm, sunny, special days spent at the beach to end… This could be why we just can’t seem to resist pocketing a few seashells, pieces of driftwood, tumbled glass or other "treasures" during a day of beachcombing. We probably enjoy collecting things like this because it’s like having little pieces of … Read morePrecious Treasures from the Sea (driftwood mobile instructions)

How to Build a Flagstone Patio

Flagstone patios are elegant yet they still manage to lend to the area a sense of naturalness not found with brick or cement. They can also be more durable and require little maintenance for their return. Unlike wood patios or decks, there is no need to worry about rot, and unlike cement and brick, they … Read moreHow to Build a Flagstone Patio

Concrete Stain – Create Your Own Beautiful Patio

One of the cheapest and most effective home improvement decisions you can make is to apply concrete stain.  If it is properly applied and then sealed, you can make about as dramatic an impact on the appearance of any concrete surface as with anything else. One of the great things about the stain application is … Read moreConcrete Stain – Create Your Own Beautiful Patio