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Have Acidic Soil in Your Yard? Learn to Love Gardening Anyway

Look to acid-loving plants, like conifers and rhododendrons, to help your low-pH garden thrive Full Story
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I only wish my soil were acidic. For 49 years I lived with acidic soil. It grows beautiful azaleas, gardenias, camellias, etc. For 5 years I've lived in an area where limestone (alkaline) rules. None of my favorites will live here and there is little to choose from that will.
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Stone & Land, I'm honored, but I cannot take credit for the photos in my ideabook. The are all someone else's ideas that I'm collecting. I'm glad you're finding inspiration in my collection. :)
December 21, 2012 at 4:19AM     
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Stone & Land, LLC
I know, but sometimes it the easier way to get fast ideas. This site has inspired me so that next year I plan on collecting and uploading photos from my past clients & projects. Sometimes the landscape projects look a little better with a year or two of maturity. Hopefully then people will "steal" from me.
December 21, 2012 at 8:11AM   
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hayleydaniels
RVCW, no he's pretty good about that, but he does snore like a freight train so I get up and sleep on the couch when that happens.
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Cathy Henderson
I always sleep on the side close to the window, like air.
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   Comment   August 18, 2014
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Houzz Call: Show Us Your Garage Conversion

Have you switched from auto mode into workshop, office, gym or studio mode? We'd love to see the result Full Story
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Suzanne Dingley Interiors
Two years ago my husband decided to work from home so we converted our garage into a light filled office for him. Previously the garage was nothing but a dark and dirty dumping ground for tools and old bits of furniture. When the garage was built in the 1950s it had used access from the neighbors land. When we bought it the neighbors decided to take back their land and so there was absolutely no way of driving into the garage! We replaced the old garage door with 2 sets of French doors, 2 new windows, insulated the ceiling and floors, put in an inexpensive engineered floating floor and drywalled. A window cooler keeps the temperature cool in the summer and 2 space heaters keep it toasty in the winter. My husband is very happy with his space and especially happy with his short commute (across the yard).
September 1, 2013 at 8:19AM     
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invitedink
We converted the garage at my Grandparents, to make it financially possible for me to become a full time caregiver to both of them. It cost $15k, and more than likely, when we sell it, someone will tear it out, but moving to an assisted living situation, would eat that amount of money up much quicker within 4 months, and they get to stay safely, in their own home. Everyone is different, just because it was the answer for us, doesn't mean it is for the next, but there is no reason to be rude or condescending.

In the planning, we did have to contend with an existing support beam that made some decisions for us. And because I'm celiac, we had to have our own kitchen. We also each picked out our first priority, mine a 70" soaking tub I found used, and my boyfriend, a 30" Viking. All doors, windows, sinks, cabinets, are recycled. The L chair is used as a dog bed :) next to the dog door in the living room wall.

Pictures are while we were in progress, we couldn't be happier with our decision and are more than comfortable in 480sf.
September 1, 2013 at 5:32PM     
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nancybradford
When I moved into my current small (760 SF) house, I had the garage converted to give me more living space. I realized a dream by creating a home library. Now, everyone agrees it's the best part of my house.
September 1, 2013 at 8:48PM     
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Texas Gardener: What to Do in July

Beat the heat with sun-loving blooms, pest control, good lawn care and sun protection. Pick up the pace for planting and planning Full Story
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Koi iii ii
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