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But do you need it, really?
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INSTRUCTIONS: You can see from the picture what kind of pots I used. The large basin on the bottom is plastic. You can also use a very large terra cotta saucer, but it doesn't hold much water and you have to keep refilling. I know because I tried it.
You can use any size pots you want. I like the strawberry pot because the water comes out of the holes.
The pump sits on the bottom of the big basin. You put a large size pot upside down in the big bowl to
cover the pump as you see it in the picture, then stack other pots as you like. Then you just run clear hose (Lowes) from the pump (also Lowes) up to the top saucer. You have to do a little cutting and drilling on the first pot that the pump is under. Cut out a little space on the edge of that pot so the electrical cord can run through and so that the pot can sit flat and also drill a few holes in the upper rim of that pot so water can flow inside to the pump. Since the pots already have holes in the bottom, you will only have to drill through the center of the saucers to run the hose up.
You have to use a masonry bit. They are a little expensive, but well worth it. You should get a bit large enough to drill a hole the same size as the holes in the pots. Then get a hose wide enough, but one that will easily slide through to the top. I got everything I needed at Lowes.
Put colored stones or rounded river stones (Lowes again) in the top and middle saucers for decoration. The stones will control how your water comes out of the top. Good luck. Have fun.
I had this old ugly shed in the backyard. And I wanted a potting shed somewhere so it took me forever to see that my old ugly shed could become beautiful! Here are my before and after pictures of my Shed turned best place In the yard!
I'm doing a makeover on my screen porch and I'm doing it on a shoestring budget! The screen porch was built last year over a part of our existing deck and the floors were less than
pretty. When pricing everything I wanted to do on the porch with almost no money, I decided to stain the floors in a semi-transparent white. When I got the stain on, I wasn't thrilled so I experimented with wiping a little of the stain off to give them a distressed look. Here's what I came up with! This isn't for everybody, some of you guys might not like it-I understand, but I'm happy and I spent only $33.00 at Home Depot for the stain!
We jumped this project after finding this playset on super sale. At this point I decided to put down sod before the weekend of thunderstorms come. We hope the rain will give us a good
start rooting the sod. The front part was ready for sod, but we are waiting to sod the back and underneath parts. Underneath we want to replace the wood blocks (placed by the playset installers) leveling the playset with concrete pavers. In the back we are grading down so the down hill slope continues to be more subtle yet enough for decent drainage. Then I will grade down an L piece where the slide comes out for additional play area and roomier slide landing. As for the empty part in the front with the sod? I'm thinking plastic kiddie swimming pool for this incoming hot summer. This area has me excited about other backyard improvements!
Finally decided where to permanently place my outdoor trash and recycle cans. Now to build the Trash Can Patio! The future finished look will include a trellis where the pallet is, a
butterfly bush in front of everything, new landscaping timber for edging, and a butterfly bush in front of everything to soften the corner of the house. Will post again when finished!
Commented on Apr 25, 2013
Sorry I haven't updated photos! Since the "dry run," I have made improvements. There is now a
simple ramp that eases the off and on movement of the cans. Also, I installed a paver block edging material, cannot think of the proper name right now, and that keeps the blocks from shifting left or right. We opted to put ours outside the garage so the smell of the trash does not lurk into our home. The front door entrance is not far from the trash can patio. Soon I will be installing a short fence to better conceal the sight of the trash cans from the street. I can say that moving the cans off the platform can be cumbersome if the cans are heavy. If I had planned better I would have allowed room for a walking path behind the trash cans to ease that problem. Hope this information helps!