A sinkhole, also called a doline, swallow hole, shake hole, swallet, or cenote, is a depressed area on the land surface that is shaped like a bowl or cone. Sinkholes can range in size from several square yards to hundreds of acres. They are common in regions of karst, a type of bedrock where mildly acidic groundwater has dissolved rock such as limestone, dolostone, marble, or gypsum.
Cedar arbors are constructions that you’ll find in gardens and can best be described as a cross between a pergola and a gazebo – with a seat. In the strictest terms an arbor is a shady retreat with sides and a roof formed out of trees or lattice work with climbing plants. So, you could construct an arbor from any material capable of forming a lattice – metal, plastics etc. However, you really should use timber for this construction and using cedar wood will add that delightful fresh scent to the arbor when it is being used.
Materials for an Arbor
Whether you’re able to drive and work a skid steer yourself or need to hire someone to do that for you, skid steers can save you endless amounts of time and effort for major earth moving or general lifting jobs, if you’re tackling a larger DIY project. Skid steer and track loaders are available in a range of sizes and power possibilities as well as having attachments for other jobs such as mulching, flailing and sweeping.
Anyone not considering aluminum pergolas is missing out a fantastic opportunity to add a ‘new age’ element to their garden as well as being able to develop a truly unique design to their pergolas. There is no rule or law that says a pergola has to be made out of wood or look rustic and yet, for some people the thought of having an aluminum pergola would be virtually purgatory.
Why a Pergola?
The concept behind self-watering planters couldn’t be simpler; the idea being that a wick draws moisture up into the earth from a reservoir inside the planter. Armed with that knowledge, any DIY home enthusiast can set about making their own self watering planters.