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 […]

No cats allowed by Bex Walton, on Flickr

Tip to keep cats from spraying your door

A few months ago I noticed with some indignation that cats had been spraying my front door! Well, I’d clean it up only to find a new spot appear a few days later. Going in search of an easy solution I learned there are a few things cats don’t like such as aluminum foil, citrus scents […]


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