This is a nice tutorial on how to create a gravel path that stays in place. The big deal is the tamping and a good tamper! A natural low profile path The path found by Pam Penick on an Austin Garden Tour in 2008 has the lines I’m looking for. Here flagstone is upended to… Continue reading Ideas for new paths
After many years waiting for the cash to get the patio I knew would never get done by myself, I am quite pleased with the result. Eucevio and his son did a great job, even accommodating a move of the very heavy stone stair. Here is the before and after. Now to plan the shade… Continue reading The new flagstone patio
So disappointing that the gardening industry would put all natural bee populations at risk by selling pesticide laden plants to unsuspecting customers. An independent study found plants sold at Lowe’s and Home Depot tested positive for Neonicotinoid pesticides. This is the same pesticide that many nations are reviewing as a contributor to bee colony… Continue reading Bee Killing Pesticides at Lowes and Home Depot
Many big changes have taken place this summer. We removed the big green monster, a hedge that could never stay tamed. Added a new fence, and painted the small garden fence. The rock wall was rebuilt and a new garden bed was added. So here is a view of the old, the interim, and the… Continue reading The Late Summer Garden
I found the companions of my favorite new garden creature, Paws. Campania International is a wholesaler that specializes in cast stone pieces for your garden. They have a link to find a retailer near you. Last year I was able to get these statues from Creek Side Gardens, and will try again there this year. But… Continue reading Dragons and other Mythical creatures
Setting out to accomplish a single task I found others cropped up begging to be completed first. So was the case of my rose garden. To get my vegetable garden’s raised beds set, I need to first get the new fence completed as it will sit just behind the 4 x4 beds. To do the… Continue reading New Rose Bed
The silver maple in the backyard has been ailing for a number of years due to iron deficiency. In previous years we’d noticed the leaves in the upper branches never greened up completely, remaining often a lighter green or yellow, but this year the problems were showing by the upper limbs dying and even splitting… Continue reading Caring for the Silver Maple
Preservation Tree Care 303-797-6143 We had them trim our silver maple and ash tree in the front yard this past fall, and they did an excellent job. They are a little expensive if you want a tree removed, but their expertise in trimming and caring for un-loved trees cannot be surpassed. I will be calling… Continue reading Tree Service
I can’t believe I forgot to post a pic of the new wall! It is amazing what stone work can do for a landscape. I am completely impressed with the job Eucevio did, as were neighbors. We’ve already had one neighbor hire him for a job he’s been putting off for years.
This is the under-decking we have chosen to go with. Hopefully we can install it sometime this summer. DryDeck by Timbertech Kits are offered from the Deck Superstore. Our initial quote was $475. We need to re-measure to ensure.