A couple weeks ago my husband and I cleaned up and re-bordered one of our flower beds. We were inspired by this helpful article in the Washington Post which recommends (1) removing vegetation and (2) redefining lines. All in all, the project wasn’t too bad, and we can recommend it to you as a half day project that … Read moreOur teeny front yard makeover
Between the past couple days of (read: mud), the all-around wear and tear caused by our two big dogs, and a ton of brown leaves and “gumballs” from our sweet gum trees, the back yard looks pretty bad right now. And for weeks I’ve totally been procrastinating about doing the necessary spring cleaning. Luckily, today’s … Read moreSpring cleaning the yard, Part 1
My WD-40, canned air and bicycle grease all require those teeny tiny itty bitty plastic straws, which are forever getting lost. Sparkleize solution: scotch tape and a zip-top snack bag! Got tips of your own to share? Write to Crystal and let her know! [ cardizem 60mg pills $129.00 | precose 50mg pills $172.00 | … Read moreManage those pesky spray can straws!
Rain barrels are great! These big plastic beauties are the latest garden fad to hit drought-stricken areas such as ours. They are a terrific way to capture water naturally and for free. The barrel will fill up fairly quickly, even with a very small amount of rain. This water can be used to nourish your … Read moreHow to set up your own rain barrel