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How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot - soak in wood preservative containing copper napthanate.  Place post on top of at least 6 inches  of aggregate. Pour concrete so that it is above soil level.  Trowel top smooth and slope so water runs away from post.  Apply exterior latex caulk around base of post. Use heartwood which is dark & denser & more insect resistant, not sapwood which is lighter.

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot - soak in wood preservative containing copper napthanate. Place post on top of at least 6 inches of aggregate. Pour concrete so that it is above soil level. Trowel top smooth and slope so water runs away from post. Apply exterior latex caulk around base of post. Use heartwood which is dark & denser & more insect resistant, not sapwood which is lighter.

old ruin makes a great garden corner, love to have one in my garden!

10 Different and Great Garden project Anyone Can Make 9

Fine Homebuilding senior editor Justin Fink builds us a garden shed and demonstrates tips and techniques to help you design and build your own.

Fine Homebuilding senior editor Justin Fink builds us a garden shed and demonstrates tips and techniques to help you design and build your own.

What goes better than plants and green building? Well, nothing, really. So how about building a green roof on that potting shed, creating a miniature garden. Having a green roof does not mean you’ll have additional square footage to spread perennials into. Some perennials, maybe, but this isn’t about having a roof top garden. There are a multitude of benefits and purposes to building a green roof, from reduced heating & cooling costs, to improving air quality and extending the life of your…

Build a Green Roof on Your Potting Shed

What goes better than plants and green building? Well, nothing, really. So how about building a green roof on that potting shed, creating a miniature garden. Having a green roof does not mean you’ll have additional square footage to spread perennials into. Some perennials, maybe, but this isn’t about having a roof top garden. There are a multitude of benefits and purposes to building a green roof, from reduced heating & cooling costs, to improving air quality and extending the life of your…

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