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Outdoor living is a year-round topic on Hometalk. Hometalk members are busy planning and maintaining outdoor living spaces from the heat of summer to the cold of winter. Some folks are professionals who post gorgeous pictures of the outdoor living dreamscapes they've built. Other folks are DIYers who are revamping their outdoor living areas, building outdoor furniture, or planning an outdoor living room for the first time. Whether you're a novice or an expert, join a conversation about outdoor living rooms on Hometalk.
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for suggestions on plantings for a new old garden bed. Here's the issue: we live in NW Illinois, zone 5, heavy clay, full sun, cold winters. Our backyard was
basically a sloping meadow that now has grass and a planting bed I dug in two years ago. The water seems to run off the top of the meadow straight into the bed washing away the soil and mulch I've put around bushes & perennials. So far I've lost three weigelas, an elderberry and various grasses and coneflowers. Any suggestions on plants and/or ways to absorb the water (it gushes because the soil is such heavy clay it justs runs across the top). Oh, and if the water or weather doesn't kill the plant the deer &rabbits might munch it so keep that in mind.
While looking like something from outer space or the Deep Lagoon. This animal is native to Colorado. Lives in waterways and ponds from prairies to Denver to the mountains. Do you know
what it is?
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Memorial Day is the day set aside to remember those that give us the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy everyday.It is also the official start of summer and Mr. B breaking out his mad skills on the BBQ grill!
The client wanted a level area behind their house that is atop a steep wooded hill. We built this 77' long wall using Pennsylvania fieldstone. The base of this wall is over three feet thick and the wall tilts back into the hill. This is important since the wall must retain the many tons of soil behind it.
I love this idea of a beverage station, or beverage bar! I am currently in search of a barrel like these...to create my own Beverage station.. Lemonade or southern sweet tea...is always the right time, anytime.