Landscaping Plans

Project: Dream Garage and Boat Storage, Episode 10, Part 2

Horticulturist Ruth Foster joins Bob to discuss ways of bringing native trees and vegetation back to the area around the barn, where there's the sterile, sandy soil of Cape Cod. Pitch pine, blueberry bushes, and wildflowers will grace the exterior, while, inside, tongue-and-groove paneling goes up on the walls. Carpenter Bob Ryley builds a sturdy staircase up to the storage loft.
Part 1: Finishing the Interior and Exterior
Part 2: Landscaping Plans
Landscape designer Ruth Foster explains a few techniques for promoting drainage and keeping weeds under control, respectively. She also discusses the plants she has chosen for the garage property, all of which are expected to thrive in Cape Cod.
Part 3: Building Wooden Stairs
This innovative and functional post-and-beam barn structure is designed to provide space to store, and perform work on, boats and cars. Bob Vila takes us through the story,which centers around creating a state-of-the-art, ergonomically efficient, well-lit, and safe environment.

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