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Growing Your Own Lawn From Seed

Growing Your Own Lawn From Seed

If you have a bare spot in your lawn and you are trying to grow grass, I’ve got a few key steps to follow, to guarantee success. The first thing is you want to pick a real good quality grass seed and depending on your area, you’re going to want sunny, shady or a blend of sunny and shade seed. What you want to spread in the area, you want to about ten to fifteen grass seeds per square inch. You don’t want to overdo it, but you need to make sure you have enough, so that it gives good coverage. So you want to make sure you are touching soil. If the seed...
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Build Your Own Gate – part 2

Build Your Own Gate – part 2

Putting up a gate – at least writing about putting up a gate – take a while. I figured it would be easier for you to digest in 2 parts, so I split it up. If you want to go back and read the first part, just click here for part 1. Ok so just getting that hinge straight, I actually should have a bigger driver. Let’s see if I can make this one work. Ok this hole here is really close to the edge of the picket so I am just going to leave that one out for now, if I need it, I will pre drill that hole and try to get one in there without splitting, okay I’ve got this in place now...
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Building a Gate

Building a Gate

Today I want to discuss with you how I would build a gate for a fence. We have already built the fence and as far as the gate goes, I have already pre fabed the main framework to the gate just to speed up time. So you can see I have constructed it out of two by four framing. So I built my outside framework and I used construction adhesive and screws to hold it together, I then put in an angled cross brace which will help support this far end from sagging. The right hand end will be the end that’s hinged and it’s going to go right over in this opening right here. So this...