Even beginners to DIY can build a sandbox in just a few hours and with just a few very basic tools and the materials needed can be bought relatively cheaply from a hardware store and lumberyard. You can either choose to have the wood cut to size from your dimensions or a power mitre saw will breeze through the cutting for you, along with this the only other tools you will need are a box of 3 inch galvanised nails and a hammer.
Stepping stones can be a beautiful addition to any garden and you can also have fun and bring out your creative side by making your own. For all those who love the idea of making their own here are some handy hints and tips on how to make stepping stones of your very own.
To begin with, the size and style of stepping stone is down to personal preference and there are many and to be honest this is the hardest factor of making the stones.
So you’ve cut down that problem tree in your yard and hauled away the branches. Now all you’ve got left is that big stump staring defiantly at you. You are wondering how to remove a tree stump.
Well, you’ve basically got three choices. First, you could call someone with a tree grinder to come take care of it for you. But hey, you are a do-it-yourself kind of person so that option is out.
Second, you could rent a tree grinder yourself and tackle it. That is a better option but it involves the hassle of renting an expensive piece of equipment. So that leaves you with option number three – doing it the old fashioned way.
A well designed and maintained landscape can be not only a beautiful and tranquil centerpoint to your home but is a sound investment in your property value. It must be pointed out that the key to a successful landscape implementation is planning.
One important thing to bear in mind is that creating a unique and beautiful landscape takes patience. This could mean months or even years in some cases. After the master plan is settled on, the work begins and proceeds in stages. Depending on what theme you will base your landscape on you will probably run into a few common landscape design problems. Let’s look at a few of them.
It’s such a tragedy when all your hard work and effort goes to waste because wind damages the lovingly-tended plants in your garden. A windbreak is a logical solution and is basically just a layered barrier of assorted trees and shrubs that provide protection from gusts of wind.
Even aside from shielding your treasured garden, windbreaks in the garden can prevent debris and loose foliage from your neighbors’ trees from littering your yard. Depending on the size, you can also minimize the noise and dust that penetrates your home from wind squalls outdoors.
Position, position, position