patio fence coverup, fences, patio

Patio Fence Coverup

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

how to make lace like stepping stones, crafts, gardening, outdoor living, Such an easy project and YES you can do it Ordinary stepping stones turned into something beautiful will make you WANT to get out there and pull the weeds just to see the results

How to Make Lace-like Stepping Stones

A step-by-step tutorial for turning ordinary stepping stones into beautiful works of art for your...

caps and bricks do a patio make, concrete masonry, how to, landscape, outdoor living, patio

Caps and Bricks Do a Patio Make

WARNING: Do not bother reading this post if you are a perfectionist!!! I am one desperate woman...

battery vs corded leaf blower, how to, landscape, lawn care, outdoor living, tools

Battery Vs. Corded Leaf Blower

Steph is on a mission to convince me that battery powered tools are a viable alternative to their...

front walkway redo, concrete masonry

Front Walkway Redo

Our slate front walkway was in need of an update. The 2' x 3' slate flagstones had cracked in places...

how i found myself in the rebar aisle of the home improvement store

How I Found Myself in the Rebar Aisle of the Home Improvement Store.

Do you use herbs in your cooking? This DIY herb garden might be just the thing to add to your...

our backyard makeover, concrete masonry, landscape, outdoor living, patio

Our Backyard Makeover

When we bought our house the backyard was a disaster. There was a garden which had been neglected...

low maintenance gardening part 2 rock garden, gardening, how to, landscape, outdoor living, succulents, Rock garden complete now onto the dry creek

Low Maintenance Gardening (Part 2): Rock Garden

Part two of Low Maintenance Gardening describes another phase of our dry creek bed project. I very...

how to install a stone walkway, concrete masonry, diy, landscape

How to Install a Stone Walkway

The front of our home has been an ongoing job for several years. The area between the sidewalk and...

planning planting my front yard border 2014, container gardening, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, perennial, repurposing upcycling

Planning & Planting My Front Yard Border 2014

My front yard border is always planted with perennials and annuals, and is decorated with cool junk....

micro pond installed to ceate movement and sound in a former planting bed, decks, gardening, outdoor living, patio, ponds water features, stairs, Trex deck and platform stairs with an Aquascape micro pond in a former planting bed

Micro Pond installed to create movement and sound in a former planting...

We built this Trex Deck with two beautiful platform staircases and a planting bed for an accent tree...

branch fence

Branch Fence

I love the look of the old fences. I had some "walking sticks" my youngest daughter kept bringing...

do this to your sloped garden

You're About to Be Obsessed With This Sloped Yard Idea

Looking for a unique design element for your landscape? This stone wall will add beauty and...

outdoor curtains inexpensive outdoor curtains curtain rods out of plumbing pieces, home decor, repurposing upcycling

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

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

run off rivers and gardens, composting, gardening, go green, landscape, lawn care, roofing

Run-off Rivers and Gardens

We built our home, and our yard. We bought 10 acres 2 years ago, it was a canola field. This year we...

simple gabion retaining wall 1, concrete masonry

Simple Gabion Retaining Wall #1

My fiancé could not take the eyesore of the collapsed retaining wall in our back yard. I had a lot...

diy hose holder and lantern hanger

DIY Hose Holder and Lantern Hanger

Hubster had a couple 54″ 4×8 boards left over from one of his projects and asked if I wanted them. ...

privacy screen ideas and how to make a fence taller, fences, outdoor living, If a fence is at the maximum height allowed another option is to put a taller structure within the yard like this one There were townhouses in the yard behind and this really helped obscure the view

Privacy Screen Ideas and How to Make A Fence Taller

These photos from local garden tours show creative ways to improve the privacy in a garden and add...

making butterfly feeders

Making Butterfly Feeders

I've been wanting to make some Butterfly Feeding Stations.Yay, I completed a few!Perfect for the...

how to build a retaining wall border, concrete masonry, how to

How to Build a Retaining Wall Border

Last year I fancied up my front porch by building a DIY Corner Bench with a Built-in Table (you can...

lattice wall for backyard privacy

Lattice Wall for Backyard Privacy

Add a little bit of privacy to your backyard patio with simple lattice panels and small, potted...

breaking tradition our traditional georgian home gets a french makeover, architecture, curb appeal, home decor, home improvement, landscape

Breaking Tradition: Our Traditional Georgian Home Gets a French...

When we purchased our home in the Spring of 2013, we knew that while it wasn’t exactly our “style”...

how to build a rustic arbor

How to Build A Rustic Arbor

Here are a few pictures of roughly how to build a rustic arbor . I can give you the over all...

my watermelon looking propane tank, crafts, outdoor living, I painted my propane tank to look like a watermelon with a ladybug on top

My watermelon looking propane tank

Our propane tank is small since it only is used for our fireplace. The propane tank was rusted and...