no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.  It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

Camp Mom! 20 Activities to Make Summer Awesome for Everyone: Use Your Noodle (via Parents.com)

Camp Mom! 20 Activities to Make Summer Awesome for Everyone

Cut pool noodles in half. Scatter 20 or so balloons on the ground around a laundry basket. Give players 5 mins to move as many balloons as possible into the laundry basket using only the pool noodle.

13 DIY Backyard Games...best idea EVER

13 DIY Backyard Games and Play Structures

The Shishkaball Ball-Drop Game is fun for kids (and grown-up kids)! Check out this list of 13 DIY backyard games and play structures from This Old House.

238 Free Do It Yourself Backyard Project Plans

Oh my gosh! A tree porch! I would live out there. 396 Free Do It Yourself Backyard Project Plans. Wish we had a big tree in the yard.

Replace seasonal plants!!  (this method is used in many public gardens). Why didn't I think of this??

Replace seasonal plants (this method is used in many public gardens). Great idea for when I someday have a yard!

Boat for a sand box.

Like the old boat sandbox. Desire Empire: Beach Home Decor: Awesome boat sandbox diy kids outdoor play area idea fun-diy-projects

A slide, built into the hillside, is totally brilliant!

In ground slide.plus more natural landscaping play areas This a GREAT idea if you have a hill or slope in your yard. No falling OFF the slide.

DIY Backyard Bowling Alley

Build an Outdoor Bowling Alley

Outdoor Bowling Alley A tremendous idea from Brit and Co, this backyard bowling alley would make you the neighborhood hit. This is a DIY project. Instructions here!

Outdoor Chalkboard: Get a 4 x 8 plywood sheet and mix a chalkboard-colored outdoor paint with unsanded tile grout:    1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.  2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.  3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe…

Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY outdoor chalkboard - plywood sheet, outdoor paint or 4 parts paint to 1 part unsanded grout – have the store mix it for you), nails to hang board to a fence or tree, and chalk.

Outdoor seating

Farewell letter from

This circle furniture is one of right furniture that you can use to spent and enjoy your summer time at outdoor. This circle furniture set is available covered in regular canvas or Sunbrella fabric f

great idea

red wagon bar made from a wagon and singer sewing machine table. Pretty sure Nanny has a sewing machine like that and Papa still has the ol red wagon!

climbing wall with sand pit by the playhouse.

Love the idea of an outdoor climbing wall over a giant sandbox. - Build them an Outdoor Climbing Wall or another of these 8 DIY Outdoor Projects

Tailgate Bench

What a great idea for a bench! (and another reason to secure the tailgate of your old pick-up trucks!)My Brother in law would love this with a dodge tailgate

Walk in pool ~ Love this pool.

"Walk-in pool. It's like a beach. Just like a beach.if the beach were in your backyard and made of stone. How many times do I come home from the beach with pieces of slate in my bag?

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Design - Living Room Design at www. Chanel beautiful work space Hanging bed Incredible Home Design

outdoor fireplace

What a hoot -- a front-porch fireplace! Now thats cozy . cwhittenburg What a hoot -- a front-porch fireplace! Now thats cozy . What a hoot -- a front-porch fireplace! Now thats cozy .

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