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Back yard renovation: added new landscaping, fire pit, benches, patios, edible gardens, fences, plants
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For a modern, whimsical twist on the classic raised bed, try galvanized watering troughs.
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Metal horse troughs are readily available at most feed and supply stores and would be a nice conversation piece in your yard.
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Sunday: Plant something. Plants help clean the air and keep our planet cool. Do your part and take advantage of whatever space you have to grow something. Don't have a huge yard? Not a problem. Get creative with container planting, a vertical garden or even a pot of herbs on your windowsill.
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Project: Container gardenDifficulty: EasyEstimated time: An afternoonWant an edible garden in raised beds but don't have the time or desire to do major construction? Take a cue from the folks at Banyon Tree Design Studio and fill galvanized troughs (yes, the kind livestock drink from) with soil and compost, and use them as containers to plant your seeds.
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Aluminum water troughs make perfect raised beds with no building required.
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Stock TanksThis may be one of the easiest options for raised garden beds. Stock tanks, which are typically round or rectangular with rounded ends, are generally used to feed farm animals, but they've been gaining popularity in recent years as a great way to add urban chic to the garden. The only real work you will have to do is add some drainage holes to the bottom of the tank, which is easily completed with a drill and a ¼- or ½-inch drill bit.Pros: Stock tanks are readily available at feed stores and are relatively inexpensive. There is no assembly required, and they will last indefinitely. They are also movable, which is handy if you redesign your garden layout. They come in a variety of sizes. Cons: You'll have to have a truck to transport stock tanks home or arrange for a delivery at an added cost. The sides of the tanks can heat up during the summer, but it's typically not a scorching heat that will burn skin.Cost: Stock tanks typically run $30 to $150, depending on the size.
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Long-Term Care Galvanized metal is durable, water-resistant and easy to clean. If the sides get dirty, you can wipe or hose them down. One thing to watch out for: If the stock tank gets dings or scratches that go through the protective zinc coating, the base metal can rust. You can protect a new scratch from rusting by spraying the nick with a galvanizing compound. For an older scratch that’s already rusting, you can try using steel wool to remove the rust, completely dry the surface and then treat with a galvanizing compound.
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Banyon Tree Design Studio 3/15/12 The galvanized troughs are usually found at feed stores or online. They are watering containers for horses and other farm animals. We drilled drainage holes and set the troughs in a bed of rock, surrounded by wood chips.