Saturday, June 29, 2019


This DIY project will show you how to build a deck from start to finish. Part 1 will take you through the process of demolition of an old deck, to excavation, drilling/pouring footings, and a full explanation of deck framework. Deep dive into what it truly takes to frame a deck from start to finish. This is a large scale project which will involve a lot of hard work and sweet, but this project will transform your backyard to another world. There's plenty of handwork involved in this project but its all worth it in the end. Bring Your Own Tools (Episode #49).

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Synthetic Lawn, Artificial Grass. Better to be Safe.

Is this a healthy lawn? Fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides, gasoline keep our lawns green, but pollutes water, contaminates the air and endangers wildlife.

Let go a significant portion of your home maintenance budget while conserving water, saving time, and protecting the environment. Eliminate watering and maintenance fees, and your synthetic grass pays for itself. Water, fuel, and equipment prices rise every day turning your lawn into a financial drain. This is the perfect time to upgrade your lawn with Global Syn-Turf artificial grass. Save money and time while helping the environment with a product that pays for itself. Not to mention the fact that Global Syn-Turf artificial grass products will make your front yard beautiful.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Why is This Lawn Patchy?

Ask This Old House landscaper Roger Cook and landscape designer Jenn Nawada share some tips for killing weeds without hurting the lawn.

Friday, June 14, 2019

How To Patch A Hole In A Brick Wall

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough travels to Denver to patch a hole in a brick wall

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DIY Outdoor Lounge Sofa

This DIY Outdoor Sofa or Lounge can be made with just 3 power tools. A circular saw, drill, and orbital sander where used to transform 2x6s and 2x12s into the base. I made outdoor sofa cushions using foam plywood outdoor canvas and a staple gun.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

How To Build A Bluestone Walkway

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove a flagstone walkway and replace it with bluestone.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Garden Features, We Got 'Em!

Our garden features are always changing and expanding. Fountains, benches, tables, and much more. Stop by and check out the selection.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

How To Start An Herb Container Garden

A tasty addition to just about any meal, herbs are extremely easy to grow at home. In fact, if you have no backyard, be excited because herbs are ideally suited to container gardening. Since you can keep your container in the kitchen, you'll find it easy to use them more often, and they'll be a beautiful addition to your d├ęcor. Because some herbs, such as mint, will take over a regular garden, the container garden provides an added benefit by keeping runaway plants under control. There are just a few easy steps to follow to have a lovely and useful garden of your own.
First off, you'll need to choose a container. The only limits here are your imagination and food safety. Your only limitation when it comes to choosing pots for herbs is that you need to use containers that are food safe. Make sure you're not using pottery glazed with lead-based chemicals. Plastic or glass pots, as well as unfinished terra cotta, will be safe. Almost all herbs will thrive in small pots or you can put several together in a window box, an old wheelbarrow, or anything that can hold the soil.
Choosing your herbs is really a question of taste. You may love the taste of rosemary and hate the taste of oregano. Perhaps to you, parsley is just plate decoration while marjoram is divine. Choose which herbs you'd like to use and then plan accordingly. Pay particular attention to which herbs like more sun or less water and be sure to put like plants together when you craft your herb container garden.
Many of the herbs you will want to grow can be purchased as plants right from the start. Some herbs, however, will mature quickly and easily from seeds, so plan on putting together a mix of plants and seeds as you start on your container herb garden. Grassy green herbs like chives, mint, and parsley really perform best from seed because they're very difficult to transplant and they grow very quickly. The bushy, woody herbs like oregano and rosemary are much better to start as plants. You can also get a number of softer herbs like basil and mint as plants. The wonderful thing about those is that you'll be able to enjoy them in your cooking almost immediately.
If you keep your container herb garden indoors, you may be able to keep the garden going year-round, but even indoors you may need to replace a few plants. Still, fresh herbs in a stew in the dead of winter are a surprising and wonderful delight, and experimenting with which herbs you can keep indefinitely is well worth the effort.
Once you're underway, you'll find your container herb garden a rewarding and creative use of time. Beautiful and useful, the garden can change your kitchen into the envy of your friends and the joy of your family.

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