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15 Great Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard
End the turf war for good with hardscaping, native grasses and ground covers that save water and are easier to maintain
"mostly clay). So glad I did this before our most recent drought in Southern California... IMPACTED CLAY, well, that's what it's called, I call it concrete. We have used the vinager... soil. Clay is not necessarily un-fertile, but you need to work in organic material;... we are expanding it to more like 3500 this year. But no matter how much we produce... grass. Clay soil? I just joined WILD ONES, a national organization, and the local..."
What to Ask Before Choosing a Hardwood Floor
We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring
"shrinks, expands, dents, cracks...it lives! Embrace the imperfections. Its the best... with red clay soil, she wanted the color of her floor to blend with the soil and also... issues with expanding/cupping or gaps? Is there a way to avoid that or are we just going... won't expand and contract with the variation in humidity? @reupser and @Chrisinsky:... likely to expand and contract, and less likely to cup or buckle. This makes engineered..."
Concrete Driveways: Poring Over the Pros and Cons
Concrete adds smooth polish to driveways and a sleek look to home exteriors, but here are the points to ponder before you re-surface
"slope of clay soil? The soil tends to expand and contract a lot with weather, making... materials that expand and contract with the seasonal variations. Consider a combination of... it by expanding it with 4 feet of Travertine stone with a combined walkway right... about clay soil and sloped terrain. We have that exact situation with our driveway... concrete to expand and contract, so it is usually laid in large square slabs to reduce..."
Garden Myths to Debunk as You Dig This Fall and Rest Over Winter
Termites hate wood mulch, don’t amend soil for trees, avoid gravel in planters — and more nuggets of garden wisdom
"especially in clay. Well, there are other reasons, too. Re the lawn, it depends on your climate... compacted clay and sandstone. The plants that were chosen, Salvia, Rubus, and Stipa,... room to expand. I'm sure people will find fault with it, but it works for me. A typo... amend the clay soil where we would be planting! So the weekend came and so did the delivery... great, in clay! As well as a new myth debunked- 2 gals that have 70% green thumbs can..."
9 Reasons to Buy a Painting
"mosaics and clay), I buy as much original art as I can afford. Many times, it's just prints... love to expand upon the conversation… 1) Buying a painting supports the artist directly:... important to expand upon this…Hand made products usually involve craftsmanship that reflect... sake of expanded sales. I know no artists who work only to create giclees with the... changed, but EXPANDED and the pieces we loved then, we love now. Our philosophy is simple:..."
My Houzz: An 1874 Cabin Completes a Rustic Oregon Home
It took 10 years and a hand-hewn log cabin to build this labor of love. See the results of one couple's patience and vision
"American Clay plaster walls, since I also spent many many hours american claying our... work; the clay plastered walls; the colorful tiles; the handmade furniture pieces; the... wood will expand and contract through the seasons and being able to see pink insulation... tinted the clay using five hues from the American Clay Company — Santa Fe Tan, Colorado... American Clay Company The interior wall of the bathroom had been the cabin's exterior..."
On Show: The Ingenuity of Ancient Architecture
"And the clay earthen plaster walls are from the clay earth here, mixed with sand from... at the clay and "natural product" houses, in true tongue-in-cheek fashion I am only... that expands our often narrow perspective. LOVE this article and all of the comments... sun-dried clay, soil, gravel, maceration liquid and cow manure; the process is similar..."
Water Sense for Big Savings
13 Character-Filled Homes Between 1,000 and 1,500 Square Feet
See how homeowners have channeled their creativity into homes that are bright, inviting and one of a kind
"Houses are expanding just like our waistlines (maybe there is a link). I do like the eclectic... constantly expanding: section 8 housing/free rent, food stamps, free phones, etc. As... pushed and expanded by the Progressives we've elected to office (from both parties).... planning to expand will this be enough? Lindsey Yarbrough, I would say maybe. I think it... piece by Clay Stinnett hangs over a bright red sofa. She displays her vintage thermos..."
10 Things Artists Want You to Know
Inspiration, costs, commissioned work ... 5 artists share on these subjects to paint you a picture of the creative process
"also use clay flower pots as my canvas which also sell very well because I actually... Polymer clay and acrylics. Sorry...in my last comment above, second line, meant intimidated... who has expanded from the corporate world to the art world, the business side of art... materials — clay processing and readying, glaze mixing and testing, fixing equipment, ordering... paper or clay canvas," Blake says. "I am searching the inner spiral of what we call..."
Want a More Colorful, Natural Garden? Try a Perennial Meadow
Spend less time tending and more time taking in the sights by improving on Victorian and prairie garden designs
How to Farm Your Parking Strip
Great Design Plant: Northern Bush Honeysuckle, a Bronze Beauty
It helps control erosion and takes sun or shade. The butterflies love it. But the best part of this shrub may be the vivid foliage
"afternoon sun. Clay-ey soil. I'd prefer not to water much, if possible. Would it be considered... are now expanding. I dug up a couple of them in June and planted them in my daughter's... honeysuckle to expand. The deer think mine are candy! Love the beautiful little bushes, but..."
Butterfly Gardening: Delight the Eyes With Living Sculptures
Surprise and thrill with a garden that attracts magical winged creatures, bringing color, movement and life
Pick the Right Plant Pot to Flatter Your Landscape
To play matchmaker for your container garden and its surroundings, you've got to know all the materials and pick the right style