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DIY concrete planters for the patio

Making your own planters is easier than you think. Serene, modern, and beautiful don’t seem like words that go with “concrete,” but fine concrete mixes are the favorites of artisans across the country. You can make planters for your patio, steps and walkways for just a few dollars, some patience and a bit of creativity.

Building Blocks for Grownups: A DIY guide to building your own fire pit

If you spent time as a kid creating structures with Legos, you may have the skills to build a permanent fire pit in your backyard. We’ve laid it all out for the home hardscaper. Getting something done on your own brings a unique and cherished sense of accomplishment. Don’t shy away from a fire pit

Ladies Night: DIY Terrariums Part II

Following our first post on how to build a terrarium – we now move on to: Taking Care of Your Masterpiece Check your terrarium for the first few weeks; as diseases often appear at this time. Any leaves that die or plants that do not appear healthy should be removed immediately. Root rot is often

Ladies Night: DIY Terrariums – Part I

It’s that time of year again; when the holiday season is behind us and hibernating from the winter weather is starting to get really old. Why not plan a ladies craft night and make terrariums? These miniature nature scenes are fun to make and can work with any home décor style. Popularized by 1827 by

Do-It-Yourself Hardscaping™ Project Story: Boyertown, PA

We were thrilled when Renee and Brian Dye of Boyertown, PA shared “Before and After” photos of their Do-It-Yourself EP Henry Wall Project with us on our Facebook page. So much so, that we just had to call to find out how they did it. EPH: So, what made you decide to overhaul the space? BD/RD: Although

DIY Hardscaping Tips for Paver Installation

Make no mistake, tackling a DIY paver project is not an easy task and will require assistance from friends and/or family.  However, enterprising folks can get the job done and the results and return on investment are well worth it. Just as with any do-it-yourself home improvement project, you’ll need to research paver installation before

Tips on Working with a Larger Landscape Design Plan

‘Tis the season to be outside! Summer has officially begun, and by now you’ve probably broken out the furniture and cleaned off the patio pavers. Over the years, landscape design has come to include patios that are a true extension of the home. Cooking outside on the grill has evolved into full outdoor kitchen installations;