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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Someone in our neighborhood does concrete curbing for $2.85/ft. I feel like I could learn to do it myself for cheaper, but I don't know how much it would cost and how long it will take to do it myself. I have about 178 ft I'm looking to do. One of the challenges is my wife really wants the...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi! I want to make a of my house, found some good company. I want to know what I need to clarify before I go to work?
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm a new homeowner. I'm planting some new plants in my front yard and it's not going well. Some lavender and blue fescue. It's the lavender I'm worried about. I'm in Los Angeles. Here are some photos of the lavender. They start out nice and full, then start to shrink. The branches closest...
  4. HVAC
    The drain line for my AC exits the house about 3 inches off the ground. During the hot summers here in Texas, it's putting out at least 10 gallons a day into the yard. I would like to devise a system to pump this water into a rain barrel next to the drain line. I've googled and googled and been...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking for info on this bush in front of my house. The name and its blooming cycle. Thank you
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We recently moved into a house in NorCal with a big, dead yard. We're planning to have a house warming party in a week or so and want to put something down to protect folks from the burr clover and thorny weeds and are wondering about the best approach. We're thinking of seriously temporary...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey Everyone, I'm new here to the forum. I work in landscaping so I am hoping to be able to help answer landscape questions as well as get some questions answered myself. I look forward to talking with all of you!
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, We bought a detached house 4 years ago. The previous owners built a two-story extension to the house (without a basement). Unfortunately the foundation height above grade line for the extension is extremely small, maybe something like 4'' on average, with places where it is even lower. I...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello friends, All my landscaping projects done since 2003. I'm so sure something should be helpful for member.
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our townhome rental unit has a small back yard (maybe 225 SF). Right now it has a mix of bad grass and weeds. We want a cheap quick fix to make it presentable. Do you have any suggestions? Doing sod ourselves seems pretty cheap, but I wouldn't be opposed to something zero maintenance like pea...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We live in California and have been thinking of remodeling our front yard with artificial grass to conserve water but don't want the yard to look too fake. Found an interesting article discussing the benefits of artificial turf but we're still on the fence. Please let us know what you think and...
  12. Blog
    Garden Design Element Two – Line The line is an extension of the focal point and is related to eye movement or flow. In the overall landscape, the line is inferred in the arrangement of space and its divisions. The line is one of the structural aspects of landscaping mostly related to beds...
  13. Blog
    Elements of Design When creating your own garden design ideas you should have an understanding of some basic design. This will help you to create a garden that is both practical and elegant. Design, like most other things is made up of components, I like to refer to them as elements. By...
  14. Blog
    Or, if there is, you already have one. Many plants are easy to grow, and I can prove it. If you’re the kind of person who says that you can’t keep a plant alive, this blog post is for you. I’m going to talk extremely generally about “most” houseplants here, of course, there are exceptions to...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am looking for some advice. We have a small "starter home" in Michigan. The previous owners had installed a brick paver patio and sidewalk that was buckling, rippled, and loaded with weeds. Last weekend we pulled (about 2,000 brick) it out thinking that we would re-lay it ourselves. Then we...
  16. New Member Introductions
    My wife and I just bought an unfinished new construction duplex. The contractor is contracted to put in HVAC, floors, plumbing, kitchen cabinets, appliances, remove a wall, and electric. I am responsible for putting in a driveway, a porch/deck, landscaping, big picture vision and oversight. I...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My wife and I live in a small suburb of Chicago with a 3 city lot property. We recently had some tree's removed due to a carpenter ant problem and are working with a clean slate in terms of the yard space and looking for ideas on how to setup the area / landscape it. I did purchase on an end of...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My wife and I just purchased our first home and it is in desperate need of curb appeal. Any suggestions? We are not married to the boxwood hedges and would love to replace them. We also thought about putting a small entryway deck /stairs under the front door the would extend to the first...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all, I just joined this forum. hopefully someone can help me. I'm having interlocking done in my backyard the last few days and its been raining alot. yesterday my wife saw the guys putting the gravel (HPB) on the wet ground. then they had to take out some of the gravel, scoop out water...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am looking at working on a project for my Eagle Scout that involves using 12"x12" concrete pavers for a 20'x7' landscaping mural on a small hill. This is not for a patio and will not be walked on. I will be painting a picture on these pavers. Do I follow the same procedure as if it was for a...
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