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I'm sharing pictures of our fountain we installed in the backyard. 10 years prior we installed a flagstone patio along with a pre-formed pond. After many years of the pond we were tired of the maintenance hassle and decided to remove it. We had our eye on a fountain at a garden center but it was priced significantly higher than we were prepared for. We returned to this garden center in the following spring and it was still there. We made a cash and carry offer and the owner took it! We ended up with it for half of what they were asking for it. Of course it turned into a big project. It took us from May through July to complete it. With several thousand pounds of stone being installed we had to go at it slowly. We had our two teens help when we created the flagstone patio, but we were on our own with this project! It's a nice place to hang out both during the day and at night. We have music piped in and low voltage lighting that accents the whole area at night. We live by a county road that can be noisy and this is a nice retreat.
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YardShare member Masman35 in Sioux City is looking for some ideas to boost the appeal of a very plain yard. This homeowner doesn’t like the rocks or the existing bushes...
Ed Bruske, Master Gardener and president of D.C. Urban Gardeners, offers tips on the best locations for your vegetable garden.