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Aquascape Water Gardens, Water Features & Koi Ponds

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Water gardening is one of the best lifestyle choices you can make. Learn how easy it is to add a beautiful, easy to maintain ecosystem pond / water feature to your backyard, patio, or landscaping while adding new biodiversity to your environment. Learn more about sustainable, eco-friendly water gardens at www.aquascapeinc.com

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    Planting A “Green” Container Garden – Save Money & Water!

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Shawna Coronado from the www.gardeningnude.com green lifestyle blog shows you how to plant a green and conservation centered flowerpot. Shawna is a green lifestyle and garden expert and the author of a green living book called “Gardening Nude.” See more of Shawna and her tips at http

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      where are people getting all the gardening tools on Club Penguin?

      Monday, August 1st, 2011

      It is a big recycling day at Club Penguin, and people are using watering cans and rakes and things like that…Where do they get all this from? I’ve found the straw hat and bought the green jackhammer, but where does all the other stuff come from?

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        How to build a Garden Tool Storage Bin for under $20 Holds 18 tools! Save Money and Room!

        Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

        Dad came up with a pretty good idea for storing all the garden tools he had floating around in his garage. First he purchased a used (empty) 50 gallon barrel from a local food processor for around . the barrel’s top is permanently sealed, but it has two large threaded holes in it. He cleaned out the residue from the original contents (molassas) using hot water and some dish soap. Using a 2 1/8″ hole saw, he drilled 14 more holes into the top (in addition to the two holes already in it) giving the top of the barrel a total of 16 useable holes. By pouring four gallons of 1.5″- round river rock through the 18 holes he gives the barrel enough weight and stability so that it won’t tip over with the tools in it, but still be easy to move around the garage. The only thing I didn’t show in the video was that I would drill some small drainage holes in the bottom of the barrel if I was going to store it outside. (This is why you want to use round river rock as it will not compact (like crushed rock) and will allow water drainage through the rock.) As long as the holes in the bottom of the barrel are smaller than the round rock it would allow water to drain, but not let the rocks fall out the bottom. Dad’s storing his tools inside so no need to drill drainage holes.

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          Landscape cheaply the area around pool? Any ideas?

          Monday, February 14th, 2011

          We have an in ground pool a the top of a small rise. It is in a flat area, with a crappy wire and post fence around it. Very shabby (not chic) looking. The surrounding area inside the fence, outside the pool is currently dug up of all it’s grass. Just made a mess when mowed. We have one small area/corner which we added some decking where we place our bistro table and chairs. The rest of the area which on two sides is about 2′ wide, and the third side which is 3′ wide is blah. We have a shabby chic/recycle type decor around the yard, pool house and house. We are on a very tight budget so recycling and re-purposing works best for us. I need help with ideas to make this area look interesting. I had an idea of perhaps small squares edged with some sort of timbers and then with plants in them spaced around the area here and there (I can transplant some plants from my garden to fill these). I don’t know what we could do with the in between areas though. We don’t want to use mulch, or too much rock due to trying to keep the cost down. I thought maybe something with old pallets? This is not an area we walk in either, it is purely for show. I can’t find any pics for ideas on line. I am open to all suggestions and nothing will sound too outlandish for me. We live in the northeast so this area is greatly used during the months of May-September. Then the brutal weather sets in.

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