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home improvement projects

Spring Project #1

My first project for the spring is to build 2 planter boxes. I got a late start on Saturday, but managed to complete the build of both 2 foot by 6 foot raised planters and fill one with dirt; unfortunately, I ran out of dirt before I could fill up the other, so I guess its back to Lowes after church!

I used 1×6’s for the sides supported in the corners by 2×4’s cut to 12 inches and a center 2×4 that’s parallel to the ground in order to provide lateral support. The dirt is a 50/50 mix of potting soil and compost, which is said to be perfect for vegetable gardens.

Pictures to follow.

Springtime Projects

Ah spring – it brings warmer temps and a strong desire to be outdoors. Of course, it also brings with a plethora of projects.

In addition to the usual lawn and landscape stuff, this year we’ve decided to make some upgrades to the backyard play structure for our kids and to add a vegetable garden.

I’ll be posting some of the vegetable garden project details here and in our new garden page.

The play structure plans and upgrades will be posted here for everyone to follow.