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Zen Yin Yang Deck

Zen Landscaping Tips from the Eye of the Storm

The Tao that can be spoken may not be the Tao, but the Zen that can be seen is definitely “on trend”. YardShare members Tracy and Wendy Evans show us how it’s done with their lovely landscape in Hurricane, Utah....

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Step By Step Pond Construction

Toss a Penny in the Pond

Actually, these homeowners tossed 3 million pennies in their pond to make their landscaping dream come true. Thirty grand isn’t a bad price for a water feature of this size and complexity. Here’s a blow by blow of the entire landscaping project....

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Teepee

Yards Designed By The World’s Best Parents

Some parents (and grandparents) really go all out in turning their backyard into a super-fantastic playground for their progeny. These projects no doubt cost a pretty penny, but it’s worth it to pry kids loose from their X-Box long enough to actually get some physical activity. ...

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Studebaker Garden Planter

Get Creative With Containers: Pot Luck Planters

When we think of potting up some plants for our home or garden, we often think of the traditional clay pots or the lighter-weight, clay-colored, plastic pots. But have some fun, use your imagination, and come up with some unique, untraditional containers for your plants. ...

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Water Gardens

Thought About Adding a Water Garden?

Have you been toiling over problems with soil? Have a shady region of the yard where you just can’t keep plants alive? Are you enticed by the possibility of having frogs, fish, and lily pads as part of your garden? A water garden might be just what you need....

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Dramatic Waterfall

How To Add Drama To Waterfalls

For many homeowners, having a small waterfall that dribbles gently into a pond or pool is enough to satisfy their need to watch the interaction of water and gravity. But for others, that’s just not enough drama. Some of us like to make more of a splash. ...

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koi pond

Koi And Goldfish Pond Tips

Koi ponds are all the rage for homeowners these days. There is nothing like relaxing at the water’s edge while feeding a writhing school of koi or goldfish as they fight for every last scrap of Purina fish chow. It kind of makes you feel like a benevolent despot with your own little fiefdom of fishy...

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butterflies in your garden

Birds, Butterflies and Bats: Welcome Them to Your Garden

With the continued growth in population throughout our country, many wildlife species face increasing pressure from lack of natural habitat—the number one threat to wildlife today. So creating welcoming places for these wonderful creatures in your yard—no matter how small—will help......

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Picket Fence Garden

On the Fence – Dressing Up Your Boundaries

Your fence says just as much about your yard as the flowers you choose for decoration. Fences are actually critical for setting the tone around which the rest of your landscaping is developed....

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rock landscaping

Landscaping With Stone

Stones can really add character to a yard and even save you money in the long run while being kind to Mother Earth. For example, stonework can help with watering costs....

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pond

Create Your Own Small Pond This Weekend

Ponds and water gardens are great assets to the landscape and provide much interest for the homeowner. Small ponds are not expensive; you can purchase a pre-formed hard-plastic variety and dig a hole to fit its contours, or, a flexible pond liner that will lay down and follow the shape of the hole y...

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spa

Transforming A Pond Into A Spa

A backyard pond can be a nice touch, but if you don’t have a pool it can seem like a bit of a waste. Why should the fish get to have all the fun? That’s the attitude of YardShare contributor Sandi Clarke. ...

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Kids Treehouse

Keeping the Kids in Mind

I grew up next door to a vacant lot. On any given weekend, it was a football/kickball/wiffle ball field, home to dawn-to-dusk “capture the flag” marathons, a BMX test track, an obstacle course, hide-and-seek homebase, or the site of our neighborhood Olympics. Maybe vacant lots are just rare these da...

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The Thrill of the Grill

“Ah, spring. When a YardShare member’s fancy turns to thoughts of grilling.” (With sincere apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson.) Nothing stokes a case of spring fever like a column of fragrant smoke wafting over the fence from your neighbor’s BBQ. If this is the year you’re planning up to upgrade your...

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