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Build The Benefits of Raised Beds

JULY 31, 2014 by CustomMade Raised beds are the perfect way to start your own garden. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs can all thrive in the raised bed environment. The popularity of raised beds is on the rise because of their many benefits – reduce soil erosion, the ease of access to control weeds and pick vegetables, creation […]

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners

Spring is right around the corner even though our Atlanta friends are stuck with cold weather and icy trees.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to grow in your Western Red Cedar Raised Bed Garden from Thomas Lumber.  Here are 10 easy to grow vegetables to get you started. […]

Gardening in Raised Beds

Gardening in Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised garden beds provide a custom environment By JOE LAMP’L Given the option, I can’t imagine not utilizing raised garden beds. They offer a simple and effective way to create a healthy and productive garden by manipulating the growing environment. Ideal conditions can be created for soil structure […]

Building Raised Beds

Building Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised beds offer the best way to control soil composition and drainage By JOE LAMP’L I’m often asked about gardening in raised beds. It’s one of the best ways to grow productive and healthy plants and given the option, I’d choose raised beds every time. I attribute much of […]

8 Coffered Ceilings That Defy Tradition

Appealing in unexpected ways, these coffered ceilings break from traditional style to suit contemporary and modern interiors Follow Lisa Frederick Fresh out of journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately… More » Coffers — dropped beams that crisscross a ceiling in a grid — are a hallmark of traditional interiors. Their appeal lies in […]

8 Knockout Flowers for a Fall Container Garden

Fall is approaching fast here in Georgia.  We are all getting our homes and yards ready for the long sleep of winter.  Before we do though there is a way a to get the last little bit of color out of them.  Here is a little bit of help from Kim Gamel about how to […]

Quick Fix: How to Patch a Drywall Hole

Quick Fix: How to Patch a Drywall Hole Dents and dings disappear, leaving your walls looking brand new, with this fix that even a novice can do Follow Meg Padgett Meg is a budget-minded DIY lifestyle blogger at Revamp Homegoods (http://www.revamphomegoods.com)…. More »   Homes, even beautifully designed ones, receive their fair share of abuse over […]

How to Read a Floor Plan

Looking at house plans is almost second nature to some of us.  I grew up with one grandfather who built houses, one who milled lumber for house, and a dad who owned a lumberyard supplying material to builders and DIY’ers.  But this material can be like looking at hieroglyphics to some.  When I found this […]

Bourbon and Coke Pulled Pork Recipe for your Labor Day Party

Bourbon (and Coke) pulled pork sandwiches for Kentucky INGREDIENTS: 1 gallon water 1/2 cup salt 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper 1 ten pound pork shoulder (Boston butt) game rub (recipe below) 12 ounces coca-cola 12 ounces bourbon 8 Hawaiian Rolls METHOD: Mix water, salt, and crushed red pepper to make brine for the pork. Brine […]