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Concrete backyard makeover

Grass is a high maintenance landscaping choice with very little payoff. You spend all week watering it so that you can spend all weekend mowing it. Just doesn’t make sense. And aesthetically, it’s ho-hum boring. My lawn had also become an all you can eat buffet for gophers. I needed to get rid of both. […]

weed barrier for low maintenance landscape

Installing weed barrier

Prevent weeds from taking over your yard by installing weed barrier under a layer of gravel or mulch. Just a few of hours of labor done once will free up many more hours you can spend relaxing in your backyard oasis. This is the type of project that one person can do easily as I’ve […]

blinged out trellis

My blinged out garden trellis

Trellises are mostly used for supporting plants without much thought given to their decorative possibilities. But they can also be used to add layers of interest to your garden, especially if you customize them to complement your decor. When I saw this trellis I knew it was just the thing I needed as a spectacular […]

fabric privacy screen

Quick outdoor fabric privacy screen

Using a shower curtain as a privacy screen Most of the walls in my backyard are solid except for this one small six foot wide section of chain link fence. Even with slats you could still see right through it, and that bothered me. I considered various options like attaching corrugated steel panels to the […]


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