I have several sections of property that are in dense shade..having no success with anything growing..I need to be able to walk on it..take a mower and wheelbarrow over it..and because of the location, mulching it won't look right...ideas?
Commented on Sep 24, 2012
I've tried an inexpensive "shade grass mixture" , St. Augustine, tried a burmuda sod - not
sure what kind of burmuda and mondo grass. I thought I might try some kind of moss... I'll check out the Leptinella (ouch!)..
Sister-in-Law was moving in, and we needed to pack the 10'x10' bedroom with tons of built-in storage! We decided to DIY a custom closet kit from scratch to maximize storage and give her enough space to forgo a dresser! Mission accomplished!
I have two beautiful Hibiscus plants in the ground. I live in zone 7b (W. GA) and the tags on the pot said they weren't tolerant for winter. I am really new to this whole gardening love affair but there has to be a better way than me moving them both inside. Any suggestions? ((excuse the metal heap behind the pic- I have a collection of stuff that I've found while digging for my garden! LOL))
Commented on Aug 09, 2012
I have the "tropical" ones too...in huge pots and bring inside for winter. If left inside in
warmth, they will bloom through Christmas...then I cut back. If inside in lower light..the garage..I cut back in Oct. ..but they're fine until spring. Spray well before bringing inside..they tend to magically produce aphids once inside.
A townhouse home in Mexico City. I designed and built it. It is in the L. Barragan, minimalist style with the difference of substantially more glass, and in this case but joint or
structural glass. The purpose being to bring natural light in. The house is painted Lavender, inspired by the Jacaranda trees in the lot, and an unusual color. Also in glass are the entry, the fireplace and the top floor staircase railing. Many other details were fun too.
Commented on Jul 26, 2012
Absolutely stunning....a decorator's dream. I LOVE being outside..sunsets, sunrises, trees,
Our hall half-bath was seriously the most vanilla room on the planet until we decided to wallpaper. I found some beadboard wallpaper by Allen + Roth at Lowe's, then browsed books from a
local decorator to find the perfect complement for above the chair rail. Now, the toilet paper holder isn't the only focal point of the space...which is a good thing. Quite honestly, though, although we LOVE the pattern of the paper, it was a pain to hang becasue it came unpasted. If I had to do it all over again, well...I'd probably choose the same thing because we do like it that much, but dealing with wallpaper paste was a bit of a hassle. The prepasted beadboard paper, however, was a breeze by comparison.
We are just starting to spruce up our yard & do a bit of landscaping. I added a few trellises and am going to plant climbing flowering plants where you see them sitting. My question is
about underneath our deck. As you can probably see, the grass has died underneath. I am wondering what to do with the area. Add rock, mulch? I would also love more ideas on landscaping in general in this area. Thanks a bunch!