Between the crib and twin bed in this nursery-guest room combo, a nightstand with balloon dog lamp provides a display for the unique piece and vintage book, but also gives occupants a place for a glass or bottle.
The glass fence creates soft screening between the front yard, pool, house and the public sidewalk. It also provides shelter from the salt-laden wind for the veggie beds and a couple of small fruit trees. Salvaged grape stake fencing keeps dogs out of the veggie beds, without discouraging a neighborly chat or exchange of produce.
This dog house, featured on HGTV All American Handyman, is perfect for a pint-sized family pet. Vented sides, a functional front door and a welcome mat make it a comfy outdoor spot for your four-legged best friend.
Nothing says “Awwww, how cute” like having your pup in those first official photos of you as a future married couple. “I’d say about 60 percent of my engagement shots include dogs,” says Rebecca Enslein of The Studio B Photography in Atlanta. Enslein suggests having a friend accompany you to the engagement shoot, and then taking your pup(s) home when their portion of the shoot is over. Their attention spans are short, after all.
You may not think of a chipmunk as a pest, but when it starts digging under shrubs or patios, your view may change. Chipmunks actually cause the costliest damage to established landscapes, unseating retaining walls, destabilizing walkways and even killing mature roses or shrubs (by digging directly under the trunk). Once chipmunks dig tunnels, other critters arrive to set up housekeeping in those tunnels, including voles, shrews and snakes. Chipmunks visit gardens with bird feeders and other ready sources of food or water. An outdoor cat or dog can help keep these critters at bay, as can garlic oil pegs you toss into tunnels or various repellents you sprinkle onto flower beds or near tunnel openings.