We had a patio installed last year on the back of my house to replace the old deck, and connected it to my old patio around the pool. One thing the installer should have advised (he did
build what I wanted), but he should have mentioned water run-off. when it rained hard, the mulch would wash out of the bed between the two patios. So I installed metal edging, added gravel. Two hard rains, and no mulch moved. The only water in the bed has to fall directly on it, so it is doing great. I like the metal edging, very easy to install, looks better than the vinyl rolls, I started with that, but ripped it out and returned it, as it looks so bad, plus it would not be strong enough to hold up the gravel/rocks. Plus a added photo of my front garden for others to get ideas, still need to work on the front garden to the right of the steps though, but it's getting there.
Commented on May 17, 2012
Metal edging...I was afraid of rust,might just try this again! I had the plastic edging...Not
Impressed(lol). This area looks soooo inviting.Thanks for sharing.
I like to garden and love repurposing "anything", like the compass you'll see here that I made from an old concrete septic tank cover. Pics that follow are some of my outdoor projects:
made a bottle tree, a fish pond, grew and dried birdhouse gourds, made raised gardens, painted an old bench, painted rug onto my deck, harvested 40' bamboo, cured them and made a trellis, made a peaceful walking/sitting area in the woods out back. I'm a DYI'er that began as a financial necessity and grew into a passion.......By the way, if you haven't talked to the great people at Four Season Nursery yet, or shopped for mulch, gravel and plants, you're missing an opportunity. They are knowledgeable and dependable. My husband just smiles at me and hates to leave me the truck...he knows I'm going there for a load of something.
Commented on Apr 26, 2012
Everything looks fabulous!! what an inviting spot to have a cup of coffee.Keep up the great
This is a chair we just completed at our studio. I drove 50 miles in the wrong car to haul this chair back to the studio. Found the perfect fabric and now she will be shipped to Phoenix
to a good home this weekend. This chair is SOLD but we can make another chair with similar fabric. If you need more info about our chairs then just message me or check out our Etsy Store - http://tinyurl.com/6mwtsy4
Here is a link to the BEFORE pictures - http://tinyurl.com/c6fk8l8
Commented on Apr 19, 2012
I love love love this! I would MAKE a place for it! That's on my bucket list,learning how to