Made in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

Outdoor patio umbrellas are occasionally neglected as a monotonous item of furnishings. A flower is a flower is a flower, however patio area umbrellas supply a degree of personalization past just what you ‘d usually assume feasible. Specifications: Dimension: Open umbrellas array in between 6 to 11 feet large depending on the quantity of room … Read moreMade in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

Ending the Search for Patio Sets Made from Recycled Material

Interested in patio sets made from recycled material? Consider PolyWood patio furniture. PolyWood products are made from recycled HDPE plastics converted to what is now known as plastic lumber or poly lumber, ideal for any kind of climate, scenery or weather. Discover the eco and practical benefits. How PolyWood Furniture is Made In ending the … Read moreEnding the Search for Patio Sets Made from Recycled Material

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

Urban Gardening: Planning Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

Most people who decide to pursue urban homesteading already have an established landscape. Finding the space to grow vegetables can create a challenge, but it’s not one that can’t be overcome with creative planning such as cottage gardening, or growing your plants vertically on an apartment patio. Urban Gardening How Much Space Will You Need? … Read moreUrban Gardening: Planning Your Vegetable and Herb Garden

Decks for outdoor living.

Gracious spaces for alfresco get-togethers Decks reflect the Western tradition of using gardens as extensions of our homes. Well-designed decks can transcend even the most lopsided sites by creating level areas that extend living space, add room for entertaining, and bring the garden’s beauty closer. The decks shown on these pages accomplish all these feats … Read moreDecks for outdoor living.

Building a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

You’re probably planning a Shotcrete or Gunite pond, but I bet you do not know what Shotcrete and Gunite are. Come on. Take a guess. If you answered, a sprayed concrete, that would be incorrect. In reality, Shotcrete is an all-inclusive term used for describing the process of spraying concrete or mortar through either a … Read moreBuilding a Gunite or Shotcrete Pond? Important Things You Need to Know About Gunite and Shotcrete

Answers About Manufactured Stone Made With Concrete Molds

Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers can now make their own manufactured stone for a fraction of regular retail prices. Thanks to companies that manufacture and market concrete molds directly to consumers, home owners can make them right in their garage, basement, or a shed for pennies each! Here are coloring techniques to help achieve the real and … Read moreAnswers About Manufactured Stone Made With Concrete Molds

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)

Cheap and Easy landscaping ideas.

     I love gardening, flowers, plants, beautiful yards, and yes, landscaping. I always lived in apartments, and just recently moved to a house with a huge yard that I could landscape anyway I wanted! But then I thought, h’m…how? I am no professional, heck, I’ve never had a yard of my own before. And the … Read moreCheap and Easy landscaping ideas.