ok this is my first time doing a garden and I was wondering if there are any techniques to gardening. Im also wanting to try and put in a nonexpensive watering system type thing. Any ideas??
Commented on Apr 24, 2013
A garden is a labor of love! The labor is for sure. The easiest garden I ever grew was what I
called my DIY lazy garden.... but I had a good yield-nonetheless-- because I didn't know if I really wanted to get involved with a garden on a large scale. I found a small bare patch in my backyard and laid 4 bags of gardening soil end to end. I lifted each end of a bag and slashed some drain holes on the underside (more like 4 inch gashes). I dropped it really quick to prevent all the soil from pouring out....then did the same from the other end. So I had 4 bags of soil with drainage gashes on the underside where they met the dirt of my yard. I opened the "top side" of each by making one long gash in the middle end to end. I bought my little peppers and cherry tomatoes and what not from the Home Depot and plopped them in my soil bag "container" and tried to at least water the soil every third day 'cause I am a pretty busy chick! Low and behold, Mother Nature blessed my lazy-girl garden bags with a bounty of veggies. Somehow the roots found their way through the gashes to the real earth and the bag left mostly intact worked well to keep a pretty moist soil environment within. After watering I'd lay the plastic bag flaps back snugged up to the plants and they acted to decrease evaporation. It's not the most industrious idea I've ever found to side step some back breaking hoe-ing and digging..but it sure did work for a trial garden! Good Luck
So I guess what I'm trying to decide is..do I go buy some of this mystery commercial additive
and some rich compost or do I go get this ammonium, 8-8-8 and 10-10-10..I don't know how to go about deciding which is either cheaper or better..right now I just want to get the job done and get to planting..
So far I've added fertilizer and watered them everyday to get them started degrading...decisions, decisions..
I am curious to know what grants you applied for. I have been thinking of trying to outfit a
neighborhood garden co-op in Stone Mountain..thinking "if I build it, they will come"(smile). Building raised boxes, buying soil, plants and seed is an undertaking-so-please tell us more about the GRANTS!
Downstairs we have hardwood, upstairs is carpet - different colors and types in each bedroom, hall and stairs match. Carpets and wood floors are in ok condition. Would we recoup costs
or be more likely to sell quickly if we replace carpets with a neutral color throughout, and refinish the floors?
Commented on Nov 12, 2011
If you can afford the investment new carpet would be a great selling point and it does help
give your house a clean look. Though most sellers don't have money to throw at this and moving the furniture can be a real upheaval. If you leave the carpet, think of maximizing the curtains and wall art to reflect a color coordinated unique "character" to each room. You can even throw in these decoratives and curtains (that match with the carpet)as an incentive, making it easier for the buyer to make-do with each room having its own personality.
As for the floors, you can turn "ok condition" into better by having a cleaning agency come by and buff and wax your floors. You might be amazed at the difference a buff and wax will make..and, of course, it's alot cheaper of an investment than having them refinished.
3' x4'. Would it be less costly to replace the double pane glass with a frosted glass or to have plantation shutters installed?
Commented on Nov 12, 2011
If you are concerned with privacy, you can add a nice touch by applying a faux stained glass
cling. It works just like contact paper but it is sheer enough to let in the light..it really does look like stained glass. I was uncomfortable that someone could look right into my basement bathroom window so I put a cling on it and it works fabulous! It's beautiful from the inside and you cannot see in from the outside. Try Home Depot or Lowes of course.
It's funny I thought the colors of tile were ugly but know that it is in I would do the same thing in my house. What do you think? To see more pictures of my remodel projects go to http://www.citywideremodel.com or http://www.citywidetilellc.com You can get lot's of ideas from my past jobs. After all I don't think anyone would of liked this tile without seeing it installed.
Commented on Nov 11, 2011
This looks great, sort of reminds me of mosaic jewels in the colors of a peacock. You
certainly have alot of colorful options offering mini-updates as the seasons change..I'm thinking navy towels in winter and aqua and mint towels in summer..this is a nice piece of glitz!