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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a buried PVC pipe system that collects my gutter downspout water and takes it to my backyard to a working pop-up emitter. I say working, but there is a slight problem. Over time, either my emitter has sunk or my grass level has risen. Now, the pop-up emitter is almost at root level. When...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello I’m currently in a rental house and wanted to set up an area in the backyard where we can enjoy with some patio chairs, etc. So, I was thinking of placing some concrete slabs on the ground. I was able to find a few of them for free (24 x30) and I do have the landlord permission. I know I...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello - I am trying to troubleshoot my irrigation system. Whenever it is turned on, either by the timer or by hand on the solenoid, massive amounts of water sprays from the bonnet on the valve. I have replaced the entire valve just last week for the same problem, and it appeared to work for a...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello all and happy new year. This is my first post. And I don't really know how to start, so please excuse me if I make mistakes and I hope I'm in the correct place for my questions. We purchased this house a yr ago with no visible problems.. The hose was clean, passed inspection and the...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello Gentlemen and Ladies - I have a walkway that consists of Pennsylvania blue stone and pavers. It is very faded and stained and needs some restoration. Any recommendations on how to approach this job and or products to bring it back to life? Pictures are attached. :sad: Thanks in advance...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a corner porch, covered with 1" sandstone on a concrete base. To get to the ground are steps with a 4' x 6" landing at the top next to the porch. One side is next to the porch, one side is next to the wood siding of the house. The landing is robustedly build with a 6x6 post hold the...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey guys this is my first post here and I figured I would share my project I just did over the past summer. I bought a house and it has a very wet backyard due to clay soils. The walkout basement is at a low point so I figured that I would rent a Kubota and make a mess! I ended up installing a...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi All I will start maintain home gardens landscape. I am thinking grow vegetable in my backyard, is it good idea? Please share some landscaping maintenance tips better homes and gardens maintain? So that home backyard and front-yard looks very nice.
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone, First post here. I want to completely level out my backyard (or at least the mid section of it) because my dog has made a bunch of holes. I also want to create a planting bed along my fence to start growing some trees to bring some shade to the hot summer days here in Central...
  10. Building & Construction
    I have this beautiful arch that I decorated for my son's wedding. Come to find out that the spot it is going into has cement under the gravel. I thought about putting the bottom stakes in a bucket of cement but I am not sure if that is the best solution. And if I were to put them in cement would...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello everyone I am 22 years old and a new home owner that needs some serious help, I'm new to this website and landscaping so please bear with me. I resently purchased a very modest home in Miami FL that I would like to do an overhaul on. The interior is all done but I have another project...
  12. Electrical
    Hi there, I've been looking at tutorials and such but I can't seem to find a solid answer. I've bought a low voltage outdoor transformer (120W magnetic power pack from Lowes), and I don't know whether the landscape cable needs to go from the transformer, to the lights, and then back to the...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've been scouring the web for outdoor or landscape "spot lights", "bullet lights", what have you, and can actually find very little feature information. I was hoping someone here might have some experience and can point me to the right (affordable) product. I want to mount two inconspicuous...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I would like to install some new landscape lighting, and much prefer to use just solar lights, however, every time I see solar landscape lights around the neighborhood, they always seem to generate a very weak, usually blue-ish, light. My main issue is the weak pathetic nature of the lighting...
  15. Project Showcase
    This will be a thread about making changes through and around my home. I welcome, appreciate, and desire, ALL input, suggestions regarding anything, particularly design and construction method ideas, I am working on, or otherwise anything that you see in house pics that you would change...
  16. Project Showcase
    recently purchased this 100 year old house. Property is about 150' x 100' and comes with a tiny 2 room house and carriage house. It has been used as a doctor/dentist office for the entirety of its life and has not been lived in in about 40+ to my knowledge. I will begin working on it end of this...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    As Spring unfolds many start thinking about outdoor type projects. i.e. landscaping, porches, decks, patios, retaining walls, ponds, water features, new trees, shrubs, etc. Keep in mind however, and be extra cautious around septic tanks, drain fields, leach fields, and sewer and septic...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a large beautiful lawn. However, there is an area that is on the other side of the paved (asphalt) driveway that does not connect to any of the lawn areas - it butts up against the tree line and a hill. My two sons park in this area to keep their cars out of the way. The lawn there is...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We live in Arkansas. Since I bought this house I have been unable to grow grass, even though I have tried many times. Any information on the best approach is appreciated. Also, I would love some ideas to give the front a 21st century look. I so appreciate your help in this and look forward to...
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