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What Does Your Front Door Say?

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill the 60,000 eggs each slug lays per year - Yuck! When the plants are grown, you can continue to put some of this mix in the ground, or spray directly onto slugs

Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

Fun and Simple Patio With a Fire Pit | Patio Designs and Ideas

DIY Patio with Seat Wall | Small Patio Designs | Patio Plans

Hopscotch Stepping Stones

I actually really like the idea of having this against the side of the house instead of out in the middle of our backyard or in a corner - it's just large enough to store what we need and then some.

Tool Shed Updates

Small Backyard Basketball Court

How to Divide Hostas - I do this - I buy one hosta and divide it into three and plant three from one purchased pot. They all grow quickly to look bigger than the original single purchased plant.

How to Divide Hostas

Side yard garden

Barn doors to hide the grill

La Dolce Vita: Dream Home: Moth Design

Hot Tub Backyard Getaway: A typical round hot tub is 6 feet in diameter and takes up about 30 square feet. A rectangular tub requires about 48 square feet. You'll also need additional room for sitting and walking around the tub. (Like it lowered, special decking, plants, screened in, tiles, bench....gas fire pit/mantle?

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

gorgeous color for shade - hostas, heuchera, and painted fern

Three Dogs in a Garden: Shades of Grey in the Garden

small backyards with pool | ... Choose the Perfect Swimming Pool For You, Your Family & Your Backyard

Cool guitar swimming pool

W/retaining wall, water fountain and fencing. Country pool.

White picket fence. I like the extra pickets at the bottom.

Rock wall behind the pool for the front yard....

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I want this lap pool with the flagstone around the edges and a sweet little jacuzzi tucked into the corner!

10 Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2014

A natural stone pool would be an AWESOME way to beat the heat in the warm climate I hope to one day enjoy.

Natural Stone Pools McKinney, TX

Pool Slide on hillside - contemporary - pool - boston - Timothy Sheehan, ASLA

inground endless swimming pools with hot tub - Bing Images

WaterWorks, AG pool on hillside, fence and deck

Pool on hillside, stone surround

duck pond that can be drained.

Duck Pond/Pool suggestions