Do It Yourself Guides and Ideas
A how to site full of guides and ideas for the DIY’er. The purpose of this site is for me to share the knowledge and experience I've gained on subjects I love and have worked with throughout my life. You will find useful information, DIY guides and quality pictures on Decorative Concrete, Japanese Gardens, Bonsai Trees, Koi Fish and Micro Aquariums. More projects pictures and aerticles will be added in time so bookmark this site and check back often.
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Navigating This Site
The subjects are laid out in sections which can be reached through the menu across the top. Once you're at the subject you're interested in, You will see a side menu on the left of the page to navigate more information on that subject. Some pages have a sub-menu on the right side with links to navigate the page your on as well as links to relevant information on external pages at which point you will need to use the back button on your browser to return to this site.
There is a store link at the top right of each page full of products relevant to the subject you are on. Most all of the pictures will enlarge if you click on them and there is always a "top of page" link at your bottom left just in case you get lost way down there.
I spent many years as a one-man-show landscaper and installed a lot of decorative concrete projects. Much of it was artificial rock and water features due to the Japanese influence in my work which stemmed largely from a long time interest in bonsai trees and koi fish. I am currently in the process of building a specialty bonsai/koi nursery which will slowly mingle into this site as it develops. So come on in and have a look around. I hope you enjoy the site!