Build a Backyard Stone Fountain

Build a Backyard Stone Fountain

Create the soothing sounds of moving water in your own backyard. This project can easily be built in a weekend.

The Buzz on Bees

The Buzz on Bees

There is mounting evidence that bees (honey, bumble and others) are bioindicators and that their population decline indicates larger ecological, environmental and agricultural concerns. Today is National Honey Bee Day, so please think about welcoming plant-pollinating bees to your garden with the right food, water and shelter.

Draft Report Cards: AFC

Draft Report Cards: AFC

Here are the NFL Draft reports cards for the AFC. The New York Jets lead the way.

Overcoming Gravity: Ladder Safety Basics

Overcoming Gravity: Ladder Safety Basics

If we could levitate, changing light bulbs and skim coating ceilings would be a snap. Unfortunately, gravity requires that we seek other ways to get our feet and our tools off the ground. Ladders and scaffolding are the two most popular solutions, but they can be dangerous when used improperly. Here’s what you need to know to elevate your safety practices when working on high-rise projects.

Easy-peasy annuals: Nasturtiums!

Easy-peasy annuals: Nasturtiums!

A few have contrasting streaks in the center of the flower. The rounded, light green foliage is attractive as well. Some leaves have creamy marbling (the Alaska Series) or hints of purple (‘Empress of India'). The bushy forms are dependable additions to border gardens, and vining forms cascade gracefully down the sides of hanging baskets or meander up supports.

How to Install a Paver Patio

How to Install a Paver Patio

Decks may get all the attention, but patios are often the rock-solid choice for creating outdoor living space. They're functional, attractive, durable, affordable and truly DIY-friendly. And you can choose from a variety of materials — poured concrete, natural stone, concrete pavers, brick pavers — to achieve whatever look suits your taste.