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Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time. The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Make a hidden water reservoir for pots in the garden.When you pot up your flowers dangle a few 'wicks' (mop strings) out of the drainage holes. The wicks should be placed a few inches into the potting mix in your planter.  Water Feature for the Front, Back Yard

Make a hidden water reservoir for pots in the garden.When you pot up your flowers dangle a few 'wicks' (mop strings) out of the drainage holes. The wicks should be placed a few inches into the potting mix in your planter. Water Feature for the Front, Back Yard

If a gravel bog filter had a mission statement this is what it would be: To create an environment that maximizes organic decomposition and nutrient absorption thus starving the (always present) algae in the pond while looking gorgeous! A Gravel Bog Filter can be constructed in any number of ways, examples of the most common …

If a gravel bog filter had a mission statement this is what it would be: To create an environment that maximizes organic decomposition and nutrient absorption thus starving the (always present) algae in the pond while looking gorgeous! A Gravel Bog Filter can be constructed in any number of ways, examples of the most common …

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.

24 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.

10 Most Basic Tips for Garden Fountain Care | Serenity Health Blog

10 Most Basic Tips for Garden Fountain Care

Have to go with xeriscaping and low water in the cottage garden.  Like these plants in the Jardin Toledo 2009: detalle plantación patio. Jardín mediterraneo, grava, jardín seco. Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean

Have to go with xeriscaping and low water in the cottage garden. Like these plants in the Jardin Toledo 2009: detalle plantación patio. Jardín mediterraneo, grava, jardín seco. Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean

Raised Bed Gardening. I love this layout. The stones create a pathway through the garden. Climbing plants can be planted along the trellis. Flowers can be planted along the path. Herbs and veggies can be planted in the raised garden beds, and are protected from little critters eating them before you do!

Raised Bed Gardening. I love this layout. The stones create a pathway through the garden. Climbing plants can be planted along the trellis. Flowers can be planted along the path. Herbs and veggies can be planted in the raised garden beds, and are protected from little critters eating them before you do!

Beginner gardener? Try one of these easy low-maintenance plants - they aren't fussy, don't need lots of watering or pruning. Just put them in the ground and leave them to it!

5 best easy-to-grow outdoor plants for beginner gardeners

Beginner gardener? Try one of these easy low-maintenance plants - they aren't fussy, don't need lots of watering or pruning. Just put them in the ground and leave them to it!

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