DIY Garden Steps & Stairs • Lots of ideas, tips & tutorials! Including, from '2 minute gardener', this great tutorial on making landscape timber stairs.

DIY Garden Steps & Stairs • Lots of ideas, tips & tutorials! Including, from '2 minute gardener', this great tutorial on making landscape timber stairs.

Good Grasses - Make pathways from a porous material, such as gravel, instead of non-permeable concrete so soil can absorb some water before it runs off. Ornamental grasses offer color and structure in this drought-resistant garden. Purple catmint and allium edge the gravel path in this flowerbed.

Good Grasses - Make pathways from a porous material, such as gravel, instead of non-permeable concrete so soil can absorb some water before it runs off. Ornamental grasses offer color and structure in this drought-resistant garden. Purple catmint and allium edge the gravel path in this flowerbed.

SWALES: The Permaculture Element That Really "Holds Water" - Swales are water-harvesting ditches, built on the contour of a landscape. Swales are flat on the bottom because they’re designed to slow water down to a standstill, eliminate erosion, infiltrate the surrounding area with water, and recharge the groundwater table.

SWALES: The Permaculture Element That Really "Holds Water" - Swales are water-harvesting ditches, built on the contour of a landscape. Swales are flat on the bottom because they’re designed to slow water down to a standstill, eliminate erosion, infiltrate the surrounding area with water, and recharge the groundwater table.

Capturing water in the landscape is often the easiest and most efficient way to store it. Swales help us do that. Learn how to choose the best site for a swale and how to build one.

Capturing water in the landscape is often the easiest and most efficient way to store it. Swales help us do that. Learn how to choose the best site for a swale and how to build one.

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