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Foam in the Garden

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc Flexible polyurethane foam has a variety of uses indoors, but you can use it outdoors too. With some out of the box thinking, you can discover new uses for foam that can revamp your backyard. From patio chairs to outdoor ponds, simple foam will prove to be one of the most useful substances you can use. Patio Chairs First, take a chair that’s seen better days and strip it of its cushion. Then, take some cardboard and cut it to fit the seat of the chair. This is your template, and it’s what you’ll use to draw a pencil outline on some wood to cut. With a hand saw, and taking great care on the edges, cut the shape of the chair. Attach some foam and layer canvas material over the padding. Secure with a staple gun to create your own...

5 Great ground cover plants

Ground cover plants take the fuss out of landscaping. They are dependable, hardworking plants, that will carpet your garden floor with minimal fuss. They also offer to control erosion for hilly landscapes and thrive in dry conditions, all the while beautifying your garden. Here are 5 great ground cover plants. Thyme – Thyme is a great aromatic plant that is best grown in borders, beds and containers. The plant features tiny, fragrant leaves and flowers, that can be used for cooking fresh or dried. The type that creeps, can handle a bit of foot traffic. Thyme will need sun, therefore tuck them between plants and stepping stones on garden paths. Sedums – These plants that have succulent leaves and stems. They grow best in low water areas and start...

Cushion Cover Shopping Tips

Written by Wicker Paradise Changing your cushion covers can change your living space. Here are a few tips that can save you time and money on your next cushion replacement. How to Match Current Upholstery Fabric – Getting the exact match of recent upholstery fabric is easier than getting an older fabric. Even if the fabric isn’t an exact match, you can purchase a great looking fabric. For a fabric with a print, select one with strong colours and match your cushion cover with a solid colour. On the other hand, if the sofa is a solid color, you could choose a striped cushion or a textured fabric. For example, lloyd and flanders replacement cushions are a good choice in terms of quality and price. Long-Wearing Fabrics – Some fabrics will give you longer...