I wanted a little pond in my garden so I collected pebbles from a beach and made one. Unfortunately I didn't pick enough pebbles so I had to use stones that I found in may garden as well. Luckily the soil is full of them so it was not a problem!We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
We got a 12 year old hot tub in bits but all the jets and pumps were working... we needed to seal it a bit and change 4 jets...so after spending a total of 700 $ we have our holiday resort at home
My husband always wanted to create one of those floating water features where the tap is magically suspended above a watering can. He bought some of the supplies, but that's as far as he got. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on his stash and decided to order a pump so I could make it for him.
I have a small laundry room that is the only access to my back deck and yard. I’ve lived in my home now over three years now and just hated the mess of open shelving and various brooms and mops showing. It’s a small room with no options of adding more space, so I decided to use the 18” of space between the dryer and open shelving. I decided a rolling broom closet would be the perfect solution. And I decided while I was doing all this to go ahead and paint the cabinets over the washer and dryer. I had already purchased bins for the open shelving and it made a big difference. The updates just completed the look I was hoping for.
We got this flagstone from a property being cleared (with permission). There was enough to do a patio off the deck and a pond with a patio. Here is the finish. That is polymeric sand in the joints. Now it needs to be sealed, wet look or just a glaze? We are not sure. What is best? We did the flagstone pond w/ patio last summer. That is stone dust in between the joints at the pond.
It is always nice to incorporate a spot in your garden where you can sip a drink or eat a meal. Here is a little inspiration to help you get started in creating that perfect place to sit and relax.
For additional inspiration visit this post:
Like the nursery rhyme, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?, there's more to landscaping a backyard than meets the eye. The 'silver bells' and 'cockle shells' referred to in the rhyme were colloquialisms for instruments of torture. In a lot of ways, landscaping is much the same way-full of torture! So I'm officially calling this DIY project 'the Mother (Nature) of All Projects'.
Our formerly un-useable backyard was transformed last fall into an oasis of plantings and patios. We can now entertain guests in multiple areas and enjoy the sounds of nature and of soothing running water while doing so. To see more photos of the transformation, please visit the link below.
If you read our previous post on how to create a small water feature to add curb appeal to your front garden, you'll know that we were just warming up for our next pond! That little pond in the front was just a practice run for this bigger one we built in our backyard:
We've been working on our backyard this year, and a water feature was something that we really wanted to add to our space. Although we thought that installing a trio of gurglers would be complicated, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was a very simple job - we finished in under 3 hours! Read how we did it (and get some of our tips and tricks) on the blog post!
Greatest Mother's Day present ever -- was building a waterfall in our backyard together with my son. Thanks also go to another older son who contributed a few heavier rocks as well, and my hubby who was in charge of hooking up the plumbing aspects and critiquing as we went along. We now have something beautiful that we all did together to enjoy for many years to come. Here's how the project developed with most of the back-breaking labor handled over a long weekend.
The deck on the back of the house was not much different than any you might find in a typical American backyard. A big space used for outside dining, relaxing and entertaining. Only being a foot off the ground the railing surrounding the deck wasn’t necessary. The spindles and the landscaping surrounding the deck made the area feel cramped instead of cozy. Tom had an idea. Do away with the railing in exchange for something much more open , taking advantage of the wide open backyard space. Then, give them something to look at. A fountain and streamscape that seems to flow right out from under the deck.
This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than $10 to make, and is such a fun feature to have.