Looking at all the DIY creative garden paths on our Facebook
page has inspired me to give it a try.
I have seen many beautiful DIY walk ways made out of
a collection of rocks, broken concrete, marbles, and
more! My first step is to start collecting my creative materials.
With a little searching I have found directions on how to put
in my own garden path. I also watch a lot of DIY network.
They are always tearing up back yards and laying walk ways.
I have been on Craigs List a lot! If you go under the free
section you might get lucky. I see a lot of free broken up concrete.
The trick to this is you want one side to be flat so that it is easy to lay.
I have also thought about using the following:
golf balls, river rocks, glass bottle
bottoms (bottoms facing up and tops cemented down
(be very careful not to cut yourself!)), sliced treated tree stumps, or old plates.
The list is just my thoughts as well as some of the ideas I came across on Facebook and Pintrest.
Making your own DIY garden path can be really fun!
Get your kids involved and have them help you.
The idea is to get creative and make it personal.
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I am always loosing my tools in the yard and around the
house depending on the craft I am into. With a little searching
I have found a few ideas on how to make your own garden
apron. I really like the idea of making my own so that I can
personalize it the way I like. I can add extra pockets and
most important I can pick my fabric. The type of fabric
you choose can really express who you are and make it your
personal apron or for the men it can be a man belt.
You will need:
Heavy fabric: You can get creative and pick different
patterns for the pockets. The back can be plain unless
you want it to be reversable.
I have seen other aprons made out of an old pair of jeans.
If you choose to use jeans then most of your pockets
are done for you.
Below is an estimate of the cuts of fabric you will need.
This is for a size Large in womans. If you are making one
for the man in your life you may need to add more fabric for each piece.
I found the images above on google images. I thought these were neat examples of DIY garden aprons as well.
1. face your front piece and back piece towards each other.
you will be sewind the two short ends together as well as the bottom.
leave 1 1/2 ince of te side fabric unstiched and open.
You will be ataching the apron strings between these
open pieces before sewing them up.
2. you have a few choices for the pockets. If you are
looking for a rustic look you can pin the fabric down for
the pockets without tucking in the deges first. you will
sew them on in the desired spot leaving 1/2 inch all the
way around. Once you wash the apron the outer edges
of the pockets will frey and give you a rustic looking garden
apron. The 2nd choice is to fold the edges in and press with
the iron to get them to lay smooth. Next you will pin in place and sew.
3. waist band
note for later: (This can be trickey to flip once done. If
you sew a string to one end of the fabric as long as the
apron string you can easily pull the string to turn the
fabric inside right. If you don't use the string it will just
take a little longer to turn it inside right.)
You are going to fold the waist band/apron string over hot
dog style. The nice side that you want to see later will be
folded in. Next you need to pin the long open end together
iron if needed and then sew it all the way across and sew
up one end. ( If you used the string idea you will want to
sew up the end with the string attached). once done you
will want to Turn the long piece inside right. This is where
you can use the string to pull it through. Once it is fliped
you can cut the string off.
4. Attach waist band
Now you can attach the band to the open flaps of the
main apron. You will want to measure to make sure you
leave an even amount on both sides to tie. Fold the open
part over and sink the apron band between the two
folded open pieces of fabric. Once in place pin down, iron and sew up.
5. You will want to tuck and sew the open end of the apron as well.
Now it is time to enjoy your personal garden apron.
If you notice that the lower leaves on your plants are turning
yellow or younger leaves are turning brown this could be a
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also notice that your plants look wilted. Another sign is that
the soil around your plants may appear green. These are
all signs of over watering your plants.
Plants need to breath just as much as they need water.
When the plants roots have too much water they can't
breath and slowly start to suffocate. If the top of a plants
soil is still damp then you know they have enough water.
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We have all seen those cute, sometimes funny Terra Cotta Pot people on Facebook, Pinterest, or even in a Garden or two. How in the world are they put together. This Blog is designed to show you how, step by step to do just that, so you can have one of these unique creations in your garden to astound your neighbors with your ability to create unique garden art.
Step 1: Cut two long ropes for arms, and two longer ropes for legs.
Step 2: Arms – String 4” squat terra cotta pots through holes, knotting between pots for spacing.
Step 3: Legs – string 4” terra cotta pots through holes, knotting between pots for spacing.
Step 4: Thread both arm ropes through the bottom of a 6” pot for the head.
Step 5: Thread both leg ropes through bottom of a 8” pot for the body.
Step 6: Continue leg ropes though second 8” body pot.
Step 7: Attach two body pots with outdoor-grade glue and let dry. Tie off the leg ropes extending Through the top hole.
Step 8: Glue the head and arms to the body
Step 9: Glue moss between the pots as needed
Step 10: Ad scarf, hat, glasses and or a plant head.
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While pulling weeds this afternoon I chose to ignore the signs of Poison Ivy.
The green leaves had the pointy edges all the way around. As I started to pull
on them as well as a lot of other weeds the thought crossed my mind. I said to
myself, "Hey that looks like poison ivy." Then I decided it was not. I thought to myself,
"Poison Ivy does not grow around the houses?"
We usually come across it in the woods. Not 10 min. later I noticed a red rash
up both sides of my arms. I started to panic and headed for the sink and scrubbed with a bunch of soap!
I washed my arms 3 times and was careful not to touch anything.
My next step was Web MD.
This is where I found the photos and what to do next. Poison ivy causes a red rash.
Later will come fluid filled bumps. The rash is caused by an
allergic reaction to the oil in the plant. It can spread if its on your clothing. As I continued to read
on WebMD I learned that the rash does not show up for about 5 hours after contact with the plant.
I also learned that you can not spread it after the rash has showed up. This is something new I learned.
You need to have contact the oil to spread Poison Ivy. When it seems to be spreading it is actually
still developing from earlier contact. I am not sure what is on my arms at this point but I hope
it goes away. If not I will be heading to the store for some calamine lotion.
I love to drive real slow through my neighborhood and
check out all the great gardens and landscapes! People may think
I am weird at times, but I get lots of great new ideas for my own yard.
Just this afternoon while driving home from church I noticed a porch
with two black rod iron chairs. One on each side of the front door.
They had cut a hole in the seat of each chair and placed a basket of beautiful
little purple flowers. I thought it was a great idea! I see chairs just like it in the trash
every so often. Next time I see chairs like this I am going to garbage pick them,
buy some spray paint and copy the idea. I hope they don't mind ;).
Summer vacation is right around the corner. It's your time to get away
with family and friends. Don't go on vacation a worry about who is taking care of your gardens.
With the Mister Landscaper Timer and low-flow irrigation system you can set the times you
would like your plants to be watered and
Leave your home worry free.
Using all natural materials in the yard and around the home is
a great idea. All natural materials are safer for your family as well. I recently discovered
tha you can usev
as your pets. The next time you walk around the corner into the kitchen
and realize your child or pet has discovered the cleaning bottle on the
counter and managed to get it down you won't have to panic.
There are many ways to make all natural cleaning supplies right in
your own home. My new favorite is 1 cup boiling white vinegar mixed with
1 cup dish soap. Dump it in a spray bottle and use it to clean counters, stove, floors
bathroom, and much more.
If you are trying to get rid of the weeds in your yard mix 4 cups vinegar, 1/4 cup salt and 2 tsp. soap.
If you have a lot of weeds you can mix 1 gallon vinegar, 1 cup salt, and 1/4 cup soap.