Category Archives: Landscaping

Build a Custom Two-Tiered Flower Planter – DIY – Add Curb Appeal

Cost, Equipment, and Skills: This project cost $230 in materials and dirt, plus another $80 in flowers from the farmer’s market. We used a mitre chop saw, a drill/driver, a circular saw, a level, a staple gun, and a sawzall. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Leaves Out of the Gutters – You’ve Gotta Do It

Today was my semi-annual day to climb up the big ladder and, while trying not to wet myself, blow all of the junk out of the gutters. We’ve got two huge old Water Oak trees on the corners of our … Continue reading

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Drainage Practice Run – Dry Fit Success

So this little monsoon just came through, soaking the already saturated earth and testing out my new drainage system, installed yesterday. I dug all the trenches, connected the pipes, and waited for a really crazy storm to test it out … Continue reading

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