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I have had these chairs for years. They were old when I got them! I have painted them several times, but the paint just chips right off. This time, I took all of the right steps to make that paint hold on tight!
Last year, I turned a birdbath into a flower planter and filled it with 3 types of sedum. I wasn't sure how it would fare, thru summer or winter. But, during the summer it flourished, and
it fared well over the winter as well. I let the leaves and pinestraw that fell, stay and be a mulch/cover for it during the cold months. And this spring, its quite beautiful, even though one particular type has overtaken the others for now lol. (although the one that grows like a vine I had to trim back b/c it looked quite rough after the winter, even tho it was still living)...there are even pieces that fell to the ground and are growning! :)
We just purchased this house and it has a great 3/4 acre yard with a pond in front. It has a fountain, w/a spray fountain (see white pvc pipe in pic). We like it OK, but it is dirty as it
is under the trees and gets lots of leaves in it. The fountain leaks in back and the water keeps getting lower and lower, probably a hole in the liner somewhere.
So we are thinking of filling in the pond w/small red lava landscaping rock on bottom (lots of this in a garden we are redoing and I dislike it), then river rocks on top w/the fountain still bubbling up in the middle. Any suggestions on how to do this properly so that the water will not leak out, and we don't have to continue to refill the water level? Thanks for any ideas, I live in Wyoming so there is LOTS of snow in the winter and it is only used in the summer months.
Now we are also going to redo the front of the house w/a full length deck (eventually a roof over it). Have some cinder blocks, and thought about using wood decking over them w/the blocks as support. Do we need to place the blocks in sand to level? Or how should we proceed?