Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2013
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Build a Decorative Porch Railing
Sometimes a plan can be daunting, but this Chippendale Railing Plan is a peach. The term "railing" is a bit deceptive, and the project refers to the Chippendale design used between posts to form a low baffle under the rails. Simple to follow, this plan creates a dramatic alternative for those who are tired of pickets and dog-eared boards surrounding their decks and patios. Click on the back button on the page to see other landscape features you can build.

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Toro Drip Starter Kit
Whether your concern is water conservation or just an easy way to water containers and hanging baskets, bring drip irrigation into your garden plans this summer. Priced under $12, the Toro Drip Starter Kit comes with 25 feet of tubing, 6 emitters, and all the parts it takes to make them work for your small garden area. Directions are included, and you can learn more about drip irrigation at:

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