A few photos of a recent installation.  No more grass, but a nice stone patio, hot tub, and new plantings.

A few photos of a recent installation. No more grass, but a nice...

Just sharing a few photos of a recent installation. We will finish it up in about a month when we...

Building a Sandbox for Under $100

Building a Sandbox for Under $100

I wanted to make a sandbox for my kids for as close to free as possible. When I started pricing out...

My Beautiful Blooming August Garden... That Didn't Die.

My Beautiful Blooming August Garden... That Didn't Die.

I truly thought everything I'd plant would die if I went camping. But I was oh so wrong thanks to...

GOT HILL / NO PROBLEM

GOT HILL / NO PROBLEM

If you are lucky enough to have a slope on your property and fortunate if it is in your backyard,...

Making a Solar Powered Waterfall for Our Fairy Herb Garden

Making a Solar Powered Waterfall for Our Fairy Herb Garden

This is how we made a solar powered waterfall for our new fairy herb garden. It cost us less than...

Inexpensive Outdoor Curtains using Curtain Rods out of Plumbing pieces

Inexpensive Outdoor Curtains using Curtain Rods out of Plumbing...

Want an inexpensive idea for outdoor curtains? I used dropcloths and plumbing pieces for the...

Exactly How to Build A Swing in About an Hour

Exactly How to Build A Swing in About an Hour

I will show you how to build this swing through pictures and even give you a materials list so your...

Patio Fence Coverup

Patio Fence Coverup

We have a very small patio area at the moment that is surrounded by an ugly old wood stockade fence....

Rainwater Harvesting and self sustainable water feature

Rainwater Harvesting and self sustainable water feature

Follow the Liquid Designz team as we create another one of a kind, jaw dropping display of both...

Pond and Waterfall in Suburban Chicago

Pond and Waterfall in Suburban Chicago

Some people are just avid gardeners and have a green thumb. And then there are those who love water...

DIYing a Yard Back to Life

DIYing a Yard Back to Life

I instantly fell in love with this restored Mid-Century house but all but abandoned yard as soon as...

My Vegetable Garden

My Vegetable Garden

Each year I enjoy working in my vegetable garden. It is just large enough to give me the variety...

Leaf-Print Concrete Stepping Stones

Leaf-Print Concrete Stepping Stones

I wanted to make a large number of personalized stepping stones for the garden and this method...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

I had some questionable bushes boardering my backyard. They kept my 9lb dog in, but the neighborhood...

Easy & Amazing DIY Modern Plant Wall

Easy & Amazing DIY Modern Plant Wall

So what do you do when your budget is limited, your backyard is small and boring, and you long for...

DIY Garden Hose Storage

DIY Garden Hose Storage

It's the 4th month of our Home Depot Gift Challenge, where several other bloggers and I all take the...

Hose Extender

Hose Extender

Do you have a outside faucet that's hard to reach? Here is a way to extend that water source and add...

2 Pallets Later, a Gate and a Boardwalk in 1 Hour!

2 Pallets Later, a Gate and a Boardwalk in 1 Hour!

After I came home from my fancy vacation filled with well manicured lawns, I sat in my own back yard...

How to Stop Stumps From Growing Back, Naturally

How to Stop Stumps From Growing Back, Naturally

Use Epsom Salts to prevent stumps from growing back, while improving the surrounding soil. View...

"Make it a Focal Point" ~ Turn obstacles into opportunities and champion challenges in your landscape design

"Make it a Focal Point" ~ Turn obstacles into opportunities and...

Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of your yard or garden saying something like, "I...

Dressing Up Our Plain Fence

Dressing Up Our Plain Fence

Hi Everyone, We have a plain fence that borders our patio area which runs between the side of the...

Stepping Stone Hack

Stepping Stone Hack

Make a boring walkway into an interesting look of flagstone and slate stones.

Front Yard Makeover

Front Yard Makeover

This is the project that we started with when beginning our total landscape makeover; the front...

How to Build a Beautiful, Unique, and Mostly FREE Garden Fence

How to Build a Beautiful, Unique, and Mostly FREE Garden Fence

Spring is rapidly approaching, and like other gardeners, my green thumb is starting to itch, like...

Protecting Mulch Beds With a Stone Perimeter

Protecting Mulch Beds With a Stone Perimeter

Our newly mulched flower bed kept getting washed out during heavy summer rains, so we added a stone...