How To Build A Stone Fire Pit

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 Backyard Bliss and a Barbecue! These days you don’t have to head off into the mountains to get that warm campfire feeling. It brings families and friends closer together as they sit around the fire, drinking beer, telling stories. A fire pit keeps the fire controlled and a little safer and manageable. Not to mention the mess that would be there without a fire pit in the backyard. You will find what you need to build a stone fire pit at a hardware or garden center near you. Follow these simple directions to build a stone fire pit. You can place the bricks or stone in the shape you want on the ground and get and outline. Another method …

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5 Simple Flower Bed Ideas

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Someones Junk is Your Treasure! Growing flowers requires a container, soil, water, a little fertilizer and some creativity. These 5 simple flower bed ideas will inspire you to turn junk into flower beds. With a little imagination and creativity you too can make some simply awesome flower beds. Toolbox Old tool boxes are great for planting flowers. Not only do they add that rustic look but they are perfectly mobile so if you need to move your flower bed from one location to another, you can do so easily. This is a little twist on traditional container gardens and a great one at that. You can sit the tool box on the deck rail if you don’t really have enough …

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How to Prepare for Sod Installation

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Measure the Area to Sod Multiply the length times the width. This gives you your total square footage to order. Most yards have some irregular shapes, so you may need to add a little extra. Soil Preparation It’s very important to clear the site of everything.   Current grass, rocks, stones or other debris that is larger than 2-3 inches in diameter. Rough grade the entire area to eliminate drainage problems by sloping the grade away from building foundations and filling low-lying areas. Till the existing soil to a minimum depth of at least 2 inches before adding any topsoil or soil amendments. Add topsoil, if necessary, to achieve a total topsoil depth of 4-6 inches. Test the soil pH. Apply …

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