Month: Feb 2016

Landscaping Cape Town

DIY Stone Outdoor Bench

With basic materials and an afternoon, you can craft a perch for enjoying your garden. This sturdy bench — or coffee table if you prefer — is meant to look weathered and worn. We fashioned it from building-grade lumber, then roughed up the wood surface even more using an awl and wire brush. You could …

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The Easiest Roses You Can Grow

We’ve pulled together a gallery of some of the best-performing, disease-resistant roses you can plant and practically forget. Knock Out Perhaps the best-known landscape rose, ‘Knock Out’ bears masses of cherry-red blooms over dark red foliage. It’s disease resistant and blooms all season long. Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 4-9 Little Mischief Don’t let …

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Tile-Topped Stepping Stones

Before starting this project, you’ll need to break up flea-market plates or tiles for the mosaics of these colorful stepping-stones. To do this safely: Place tiles or plates in a shallow box and cover with a cloth to prevent shards from scattering. Wearing safety glasses and using a hammer or tile pincers, crack the ceramic …

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Easy DIY Garden Accents

Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with these easy-to-make containers, ornaments, fountains, and more. Bubble Fountain A small metal table becomes a fountain by swapping the glass top for a plastic planter bowl and dressing up both pieces with spray paint. A submersible pump and attached fountain bring the waterworks to …

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