This is one of my most recent remodel projects, boy I sure like working with quality products! These cabinets are African Mahogany, full overlay Euro style cabinets. This home is
pretty unique, as the kitchen walls are angled at 60 degrees, rather than the usual 90, 45, and 22.5 degree angles. I always love a challenge!
Commented on Apr 03, 2011
Although I agree this looks good, I dont think you should be using African Mahogany, I come
from Africa, and all the old trees have been cut down, and there is just nothing left for the animals to live on. Why not choose something that can be easily replaced instead of a product that is so damaging to the local area.
Also using some accent color would have been better, there is just so many shades of brown.
Hi Amanda, you just dig a hole and put a 3.00 plant in and give it some water. Three years
later you have giant plant. Things grow like crazy in Georgia. Come to the Hall County Extention office huge plant Expo next weekend at Chicopee Woods, you can talk to lots of master gardeners, get tons of free advice and purchase all the plants that are not pests that you can image. Go to their web site for the info hcmgs.com
Buy beneficial nematodes from Plants Alive, you mix them with water and water below the worst
offenders, rose bushes, crepe myrtles, grapes. Do this early fall and again in spring, they eat the grubs and you get a lot less. Secondly take a bowl of soapy water out in the early am when they are not active, and shake off as many as you can they die in water then discard them, (full size crepes you are out of luck). I used to have thousands, and tried those yellow traps, just made the whole problem worse. Last 3 years after doing the above I have not seen one. Of course the very wet winters helped as well as it drowns the grubs.
I wanted to avoid runoff and ice buildup, and get water away from the house foundation.
Last winter, I had a big ice patch (and a pregnant wife - yikes!) on one corner of my driveway because the snow would melt off the roof and pool under the downspout with poor drainage. It would then freeze at night and create a dangerous situation.
Also, I don't have enough slope away from the house for proper drainage, so I needed to improve the drainage for rain and snowmelt coming off the roof.
I did this project twice - in two different spots, but the steps were the same for each site.
1. I bought a "flex-a-spout" downspout extended and some pea gravel.
2. I marked the length of the "flex-a-spout" and dug a hole about two feet deep where the downspout extender ended. I then dug a trench to create an inclined slope for the downspout extender.
3. I filled the hole about half full of gravel and lined my trench with gravel. Then I replaced the existing short downspout extender with my "flex-a-spout," and placed it in the trench, with the end in the hole.
4. I backfilled the rest of the hole with gravel.
Check the forecast for the right time for this project, and try to dig your hole all at once. I started digging my hole before a few days of afternoon rainstorms. I was interrupted before I could finish, so I had a muddy mess that delayed my project for about a week.
On the other hand, digging in really dry earth can also be a pain.
1 X flex-a-spout - $9.58
1 5-gallon bucket X pea gravel - $5.00
Commented on Apr 02, 2011
I had this done in my house, and regretted it. Cleaning out the leaves is almost impossible,
and now the water is backing out the top of the gutter, I have to pull the whole thing out and dissemble it.