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The Front Porch "The wrapped covered porch is the key to this entire design because it provides the connectivity from space to space," says Terry. The porch's deep dimensions offer ample space for multiple seating and dining areas—a plus when entertaining large groups of people.

Why didn't I think of this?! Gardening, TOP TIP: Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

DIY: 25 ways to create an outdoor oasis - easy projects you can do to make your space your own.

Very helpful in choosing plants for landscaping

What a great dog house. Can go inside if they want, or out on the porch if they want and still contained without having to be on a chain. Plus no mud when it rains.

Excellent item for the "do it yourselfer". Easy to use and the finished project looks great.

Brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material too. They're ideal when you want a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers and other plants to spill over without intruding onto the grass. You're less likely to chop them up with the lawn mower.

Hide the downspout by building a trellis around it.

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers. // Great Gardens & Ideas //

river rocks in a box + garden hose = clean feet what a great garden idea! Placed in the sun will heat the stones as well.

This site is pretty awesome. It lists plants that can grow in specific conditions -- ex. alkaline soil, clay soil, dry shade, etc.

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.

Stones glued to felt = hot pad. Practical and easy!