Located on the beautiful Wakulla River on Hwy. 98, family owned T-n-T Hide-a-way has been providing river or coastal paddling rentals and tours for four decades. They offer kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board rentals, instructions, shuttles and fishing trips and guided eco-tours all led by certified professional guides. Make sure you check out their manatee observation tour, one of their most popular tours.
If you are going to add a water feature to your home, advises Chip Wade, try a river versus a pond. A river adds movement, and a gorgeous naturalistic element to any garden. And with a river you have the ability to swim and play in it. Once installed a river also doesn't entail the same maintenance costs that you will have with a pond.
The Huron River, a 130-mile-long river runs through Ann Arbor before emptying into Lake Erie. Running through several parks, the Huron River is a hub for outdoor recreation, including canoeing, kayaking and fishing. With a generally slow current and only minor rapids or obstructions, the Huron River has prime canoeing conditions. Fishermen can find blue crappie, largemouth bass, rock bass sunfish, catfish, trout and more varieties of fish living in the water
Plant garlic bulbs in fall for a harvest the following midsummer. Aim to get bulbs in the ground 4 to 8 weeks before the soil freezes. Mulch the planting area with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves. Get your mulch on before the ground freezes. This keeps soil warmer longer so roots can sink into soil.
A "river" of Mexican beach pebbles runs along the back of the house, boasting all the tranquility of a water feature without the maintenance. A cantilevered bridge made of limestone seems to float right over it.
Because this stately home is set along the North River, the landscape architects also installed stone steps that would allow their clients to walk right by the water. Shrubs and other plants line the path and offer additional natural texture.
The tile floor is carried up onto the wall for a seamless appearance. A glass shower door visually lengthens the room, and a luxurious, beige river rock shower keeps the space feeling bright and open. The space also features a white toilet and adjacent bidet.