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Creative uses for old cut stones (blank tombstones)?

My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Oct 4, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I get these fallen leaves out of my decorative stone flowerbeds?

My new house has some nice flowerbeds that are covered in decorative white stones. They have been a bit neglected, and a lot of dry fallen leaves have accumulated in the flowerbeds and mixed with the stones. I tried gently raking the leaves out, but I couldn't get all of them. I can't seem to rake them out without removing the stones too. I think it looks messy like this. What's an easy way to remove the leaves?
posted by (F)utility on Feb 7, 2013 - 12 answers

How to make friends and influence smart birds

How do I make friends with corvids? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jan 6, 2013 - 12 answers

What are some low-maintenance plants that grow in the shade?

Can you suggest some plants for a shady yard? North of Seattle, brown thumb. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

The Mystery of the Rusty Broken Thingamajig

What the crazy heck is this rusty antique yard implement a friend found under their house? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Sep 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Please take my money.

Why can't I hire a landscaper? I know how to find one. I know how to show what I want done and how to ask for bids. Why can't I get one of them to accept the job? [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

What yard, lawn, or garden tools can't you live without?

What yard, lawn, or garden tools or other items can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Apr 16, 2012 - 36 answers

Ashes to...?

What is best to do about a large pile of wood ashes in the corner of my yard? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Feb 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What ground cover thwarts grass best?

What ground cover will best defy the incursion of my nemesis, grass? Shady (under tree) area in Quebec, Canada. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Young grasshopper seeks grass-wisdom.

How to quickly mitigate a somewhat busted lawn and garden -- and maybe get a small vegetable harvest out of it? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Help get rid of flies off shrub

How do I get rid of an infestation of flies from my euonymus (kiautschovicus/manhattan?) shrub? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Canopy or awning?

Pop-up canopy/gazebo or crank- out awning (like Sunsetter)? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

What water feature?

Help me make a "water feature" - for visual/aural esthetics, as well as attractive to birds and other wild life. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 answers

How to Stop My Garden Hose From Being Stolen

My garden hose was recently stolen from the side of the house and I really need to have a hose there. I've looked on the internet for some sort of hose protector and can't find anything. Can you guys think of any sort of way to protect a garden hose from being stolen?
posted by flarbuse on Apr 1, 2010 - 17 answers

How much should I charge for my fruit tree planting service?

I am doing a lot of landscaping gigs lately, and want to start planting Edible Landscape for folks. How much should I charge for an edible tree package? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Dec 6, 2009 - 9 answers

How to remove ornamental grasses?

I'm being offered $100 to remove "Ornamental Grasses", any experience with the removal of plants would be greatly appreciated. I need the money, badly, I just have never done this kind of work before. [more inside]
posted by guptaxpn on Sep 9, 2009 - 11 answers

So you'd like to build a garden wall...

Is there an 'ask metafilter' on the internet for home/yard projects? Not that I'm disputing the collective mind here, but I'm looking to build something in my backyard and it seems to me there must be some group of contractors who all get together somewhere on the internet to tell amateurs that they're doing it wrong. Of course if you KNOW how to install a yard retaining wall, then, by all means, speak up. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 23, 2009 - 24 answers

Help Me Get Hope

Election 08: Best way to mount my campaign signs? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

right name for a type of plumbing thing?

what's-it-called-filter: I want to add a water spigot for gardening away from the house, rather than having it come directly out of the wall. What should I be searching/asking for?! [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jun 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Grass or weed?

Why can't I have a weed lawn? [more inside]
posted by walla on Jun 5, 2008 - 46 answers

Help me maintain 2 wooded acres. Please.

We just bought a house on 2 acres of wooded land. I need help with leaf management (fall is coming soon!) and path/trail maintenance. More specifically, I think I want suggestions for leaf blowers and string trimmers/brushcutters. [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Sep 26, 2007 - 14 answers

I want to buy plants in Austin.

Looking for a good nursery in the Austin, TX area. [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Aug 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Really large chess piece ideas? For large backyard chessboard.

I am constructing a large backyard chessboard, but can't decide from what to create the pieces. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 23, 2007 - 27 answers

Buying bugs - beneficial or bogus?

Should I purchase some "beneficial insects" for my yard? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on May 3, 2007 - 26 answers

Why does the dirt stink?

My backyard stinks like a stable. Not all the time, but when we have dry, hot weather (as we do this week). What to do? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 28, 2006 - 12 answers

How can I learn to plant a healthy garden?

Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Which tree is for me?

My wife asked me to choose between 6 kinds of small trees to plant in the 4 foot x 15 foot strip of grass between the street and the sidewalk in my (Missouri) front yard. I know nothing of the pros and cons of any of these choices. Is there an obvious best one? [more inside]
posted by davebug on May 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Do you have any suggestions for a concrete yard garden ?

Do you have any suggestions for a concrete yard garden ? [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Apr 21, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me help my junipers

Why are my juniper bushes sick? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Aug 3, 2005 - 5 answers

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