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DIY Concrete Garden D├ęcor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 10, 2014

If you’ve been bitten by the garden décor bug, you probably know that it can be a “spendy” hobby. So why not get crafty? Making DIY indoor and outdoor planters,...


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Building a Deck or a Patio?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2014

Adding a deck or patio to your home is an appealing, relatively low-cost way to create extra living space. But which is the best and most eco-friendly choice for you? The answer is:...


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6 Inspiring Garden Paths

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 03, 2014

A good pathway can totally change a garden. If you've got a muddy, messy path surrounded by beautiful plants, your plants won't seem quite as flashy, thanks to that ho-hum trail slashing...


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5 Hot Garden Designs For 2014

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 01, 2014

Winter is my favorite time of year to hunker down and dream up my future landscaping plans. It’s the new year, which means I’m filled with resolve, excitement, and lots...


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Using Concrete the Green Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 02, 2013

Visitors to Italy often take time to visit ancient Roman sites, and marvel at the fact that these structures continue to remain standing today. The extant infrastructure of the Romans...


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Prepare for the Bay Bridge Closure!

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 28, 2013

Way back in 1989, I was a wee Northern California child, but I still remember the day I was knocked off the porch railing (while reading Nancy Drew) by the force of the Loma Prieta...


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Six Ways to Use Concrete Pavers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 17, 2013

Concrete pavers are not the most glamorous building material, but they are much, much less expensive than stone. Advances in paver manufacturing have yielded concrete pavers that look...


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Three Outdoor Kitchens For Your House, Too

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 14, 2013

An outdoor kitchen is just for people who really rolling in the dough, right? Wrong! While they're definitely an investment, quite a lot of homeowners have found ways to make outdoor...