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Building a raised garden on uneven concrete?

I'm new to gardening but would like to get a raised bed started in my NYC backyard. My plans are to build a 2x8 raised bed. I have a spot picked out but I am worried about drainage problems as the ...
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Will the concrete in post holes restrict root development for climber?

I want to grow a honeysuckle up this post. Will it be able to grow fine or will the concrete supporting the pole cause problems for the roots? I ask cause we made the mistake of digging the post holes ...
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I want to build a small concrete raised pond (about 6' x 3' x 2.5') and recycle some broken concrete in the process

I broke up some concrete in my back yard with a sledgehammer and now it's lying in a pile. Can I use some of it in the walls of a concrete pond, so I don't have to haul so much away? I hope this isn'...
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Build planter with just one box?

Most of the DIY examples describe how to make a concrete planter with two boxes (a big box and a smaller box). I only have one cardboard box, and the closest store is far away. Can I build a planter/...
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Cheap play tunnel construction

What is a good way to create a horizontal underground play tunnel? I.E. through a mound, for children / dogs to play in or someday for storage. This is a new construction on flat ground. Large ...
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Has anyone made their own capstones?

I saw this https://youtu.be/5eLLuXZMDik And tried to something similar except I'm not sure what to make the decorative part with. In the video he uses quarter round. My caps are to be on the top of ...
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How do I remove old concrete from these flagstones?

I am building a walkway with red sandstone flagstones and would like to remove some old concrete that has adhered to some of them Is there a method to remove this thin layer of concrete? Thanks!
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Big Max Shed Foundation

I have a 7 x 7 big max resin shed, resin floor. I'm putting in the corner of my yard for about year until we do some serious landscaping then it will be moved to a new location. What should I use ...
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What is this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom found in northwestern UK? [duplicate]

I found this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom growing in my back garden on the concrete behind the bin. I'm in the northwestern UK and it's been very wet here recently. What is this mushroom? Is it ...
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How to make concrete blocks secure in raised bed garden

I bought some concrete blocks and laid them out like this. The aim is to build a keyhole garden. Now I'm concerned that some could fall over. I've got a very curious German Shepherd who could hurt ...
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Getting grass to grow on top of hill, shady area with possible concrete

I am a relatively new homeowner. The back of our house has a carport with a deck above it, then the back yard has about a yard of flattish ground followed by a decent slope. We noticed that the grass ...
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Does Pachysandra cause algae to grow on the concrete foundation of my house?

I live in Massachusetts and have a swath of pachysandra approximately twelve inches wide growing against the foundation around my house. It's healthy and produced a lot of pretty, sweet-smelling ...
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How far should I place garden plants from concrete and fences?

I have a 9' strip of land nestled between my driveway and the neighbor's fence. I'd like to plant some rows of blackberries and make some raised beds with tomatoes and vegetables here since it's one ...
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Which high-desert-friendly tree should I plant beside my driveway?

My property (New Mexico, climate zone 7a) has a patch of ground between my driveway and a fence that's begging for a tree to be there. It's about 11 feet wide. Apparently a tree was there before, as ...
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Should I replace the soil every year in a raised bed that's on top of concrete?

I have a raised bed that is on concrete. My local greenhouse told me I needed to replace ALL the dirt in there every year due to pollutants. Do you know if that is true as there is a lot of dirt and I ...
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How can I temporarily grow grass on concrete?

I just bought a house that has a backyard, but much of it is taken up by a concrete pad that connects the driveway to the garage. I was thinking about having the pad removed because I want to put ...
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Removing concrete border around stone patio

My husband and I are buying a portion of our neighbor's property. Currently, our back yard has this ugly brick wall right by the back, which we are going to tear out. I also want to pull up all the ...
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Can I plant a tree into a concrete foundation to break it?

Apparently, what used to be a foundation for a small house is now part of our backyard. The house is long gone, but the concrete foundation has been there for as long as anyone can remember. Is there ...
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Building a concrete divider for a lawn/garden bed

I have a garden bed in between my fence and my lawn, seperated by a row of two bricks in an "L" arrangement. I'd like to replace the bricks with a concrete divider similar the picture in this post - ...
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Why is there concrete buried across my entire backyard?

As I was planting a few fruit trees last weekend, I discovered an odd and very annoying phenomenon. About 6" down from ground level, I ran across a 2" layer of really crumbly concrete/gravel mixture. ...
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How to dispose of sand, concrete rubble and field stones?

I have three piles of rubble from an old stoop I just demolished. Here are some pictures: 1) sand pile: 2) concrete rubble pile: 3) and field stone pile: I have a few questions about how to ...